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It comes as no surprise that construction numbers among the most dangerous industries to work in. With large equipment, hazardous materials, and long workdays, the injury rate is one of the greatest of any industry. According to statistics, 1 in 10 construction workers is injured every year. In 2014, 4,769 workers were killed on the job. On average, this is almost 90 per week or more than 13 deaths per day. Negligence in hazardous environments can be fatal.
At Clark, Fountain, La Vista, Prather, Littky-Rubin & Whitman, we employ skilled West Palm Beach construction accident attorneys to uphold the rights of injured workers, as well as others injured at or near construction sites. If this happened to you or a loved one, call 561-899-2100 for a free initial consultation.
Common Hazards for Construction Site Employees
Construction workers face a number of dangers every day. While many injuries are covered by workers’ compensation, under limited circumstances, these victims may bring civil lawsuits. Certain accidents have been labeled “the fatal four” because they cause the majority of fatal accidents for construction workers each year. These fatal four are falls, electrocutions, being struck by an object, or being caught in between two objects. Injuries stem from many construction site hazards.
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The following are the 10 most common causes of construction site injuries:
- Head Protection
- Hazard Communication
- Respiratory Protection
- Electrical Systems
- Powered Industrial Trucks
It is estimated that even if only the fatal four causes of worker death were eliminated, 508 worker lives in America would be saved every year. Construction sites aim to educate their employees about the dangers of various aspects of their work that may lead to injury. However, some grow negligent over time.
Construction & Developments in West Palm Beach
West Palm Beach is “booming” according to recent reports in the Palm Beach Post. There are plans to build more high-rise buildings, more shopping centers, and more apartments/townhouses. With this development, boom comes an increased risk of construction accidents. This might even include pedestrians injured while walking near construction zones, or motorists injured due to road construction.
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Construction Site Liabilities
Negligence is perhaps the most saddening aspect of construction site accidents because they may have been prevented. Standards are in place to minimize the potential for human error, but when these standards are forgotten, disaster can strike. When it does, our West Palm Beach construction accident attorneys are here. Some construction liabilities could include the following:
- Improper site design or inspection
- Improperly stored materials
- Unmarked hazards
- Old or defective working materials
- Safety code violations
Hire an Aggressive West Palm Beach Construction Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one have experienced an injury at a construction site, chances are it could be due to another’s negligence. Fortunately, Clark Fountain employs skilled construction accident attorneys in West Palm Beach who can aggressively represent you and fight for just compensation. Don’t settle with your current circumstances before making sure all your legal bases are covered.