Chicago Construction Accident Attorneys
Safety Violations Can Cause Serious, Avoidable Accidents. We’re Ready to Help After Accidents.
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) data shows that of all nationwide fatal workplace accidents, 21% of them occurred in the construction industry. About 1 in 10 of every non-fatal workplace accident happened in the construction industry. Construction sites have workplace hazards that make fatalities more common in this industry than any other. The high risks require employers to use safety practices that prevent workers from getting injured. Without proper safety measures to protect workers like you, catastrophic incidents are more likely to occur.
Regardless if workers are in building trenches underground or working near a busy street, they are put in dangerous situations every day. Although construction work is naturally risky, most incidents are preventable through vigilance and commitment to safety practices. These numbers demonstrate that employers are failing to provide the maximum safety procedures for their workers. When that happens, our construction negligence attorneys will be there to hold them accountable.
One act of negligence can lead to fatal injuries. If you or a loved one have suffered injuries or death while working in construction, you have the right to seek compensation.
Causes of Construction Accidents
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Chicago construction sites are littered with hazards at every turn. To execute dangerous tasks that these projects require, heavy construction equipment and tools are used, many of which are performed at great heights and under extremely hazardous conditions.
Although federal and state laws that require employers to maintain a safe workplace, some do not. There are instances where contractors take shortcuts to turnaround projects faster and reduce expenses, posing a risk to people who work on the sites and the local pedestrians.
Some common causes of construction accidents include:
- Cranes, ladders and fixtures falling from buildings and walls
- Toxic substance exposure
- Defective construction and tool equipment
- Improper use of equipment
- Improper or insufficient training
- Misuse of tools and other equipment
- Poor safety precautions and oversight