Every year more than 1,000 workers are killed at a site of construction. This makes construction one of the most dangerous jobs in our country. A worker also has a 1 in 10 chance of being the victim of some type of injury while on the job.
There are dozens of causes of these accidents, including falls, dangerous chemicals, cranes that collapse, fires, faulty tools or equipment malfunction.
As is the case with other personal injury cases, accidents do happen and no one can really be blamed.
However, when companies do not maintain their equipment, overwork their crews, skimp on safety checks and put people on the job without adequate training, there is a serious problem.
If you or a loved one is the victim of a construction accident – or any other type of accident while on any type of job – call the attorneys at Baxter & Rose LLP. We are highly skilled in getting to the bottom of what caused the accident. We listen to your story and then we investigate. We may find out there is negligence on the part of the employer, the owner of the property, even the architects.
Even if the worker is not killed, a serious accident may keep him (or her) out of work for a long time or the injury may prevent the worker from ever returning to the job again.
In such a case, it is our job to fight for justice by getting you fair compensation for the injuries or loss of life. This include medical bills which can be extraordinary and go on for years or even decades, income loss, and the emotional and physical harm to the victim and family.
While government agencies including OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) and NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) exist to protect construction site and other workers, like many government agencies, they are overwhelmed and underfunded. Far too often, serious safety violations are discovered only after they have led to needless and preventable injuries and deaths.
Contact us today. We immediately return phone calls and will quickly get together with you to start the legal process. Baxter & Rose LLP is committed to every client we serve and treat you with compassion and understanding.