Every commercial or private work site requires construction companies to inspect all aspects of the construction site. Additionally, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has developed construction site safety standards and regulations which apply to all construction site workers, construction site equipment, and training for all construction site workers. Unfortunately, OSHA believes that more than 1,000 construction workers will be killed on a construction site this year, with most of these deaths being preventable. Therefore, if any of these rules or guidelines are not followed on a Michigan construction site, the construction worker or his family and loved ones, may bring a cause of action for his/her injuries.
Although it is required that every construction worker be trained as to basic safety guidelines and precautions for operating construction equipment, how to properly lift heavy objects, handling dangerous materials and dangerous liquids, and recognizing potential construction site safety hazards – construction accidents still occur. Defective products, defective machines, improperly marked hazardous materials, improperly secured scaffolding, unsafe safety harnesses, as well as negligent or reckless fellow construction workers, may create an unsafe working environment and may seriously injure you or fatally kill one of your fellow construction site workers.
Some of the most common types of Michigan Construction Accidents include:
- Crane Accidents
- Falling Object Accidents
- Forklift Accidents
- Scaffolding Accidents
- Roof Fall Accidents
- Being Run Over by Construction Equipment
Construction workers who suffer construction site injuries often feel overwhelmed by the mounting medical expenses, betrayed by the construction company they worked for and confused by the many legal options in recovering for their injuries. The right Michigan Construction Accident Lawyer can help you and your family resolve all of these concerns.
Construction accidents in Michigan require the assistance of our experienced attorneys. We will immediately begin investigating the facts and situation surrounding your accident. Call or email us today for a FREE consultation