Construction accidents happen all over the United States and the world. Injuries and deaths occur as a result of equipment or system malfunction or lack of worker training, even though there are safety measures put in place to prevent it. Thousands of construction workers die or get injured every year on the job. It is important to get a top Colorado construction accident lawyer when filing a claim, so that everything goes smoothly and you receive your due compensation. Here are some more tips.
Construction Accident Statistics
The OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) has recorded the incidents of construction site accidents through the years. According to their records, one out of ten construction site workers sustain work-related injuries each year. Falls are generally the main cause of injury. Other triggers and causes include lack equipment or system malfunction, unstable platforms and structures and lack of signage.
Experts say that most construction accidents could be avoided if safety regulations were more carefully followed or if hazardous materials used the proper warning signs and precautions. Other accidents are sometimes caused by negligence or improper care and maintenance of equipment which leads to faulty materials. About 150,000 construction site injuries happen every year, and about 1,000 of these result in fatalities. The average age range of the victims is from 25 to 34 years old. The body parts that are most often injured are the back, the spine and the head.
Filing a Claim
In order to effectively file a claim, you will need to get all of the details of the incident from a witness at the site, including all the possible triggers that may lead to injury or death. Filing a personal claim will require the right construction accident lawyer and it’s important to find one that has a lot of experience in these types of claims. You have to indicate the severity and extent of the injury, as well as related problems or illnesses that have arisen due to the first injury. It’s vital to consider all the aspects and learn about the safety guidelines to make sure that you get the compensation needed to make a full recovery.
Finding the Attorney
A construction accident lawyer is usually available in many different law firms. You should visit a number of reputable law offices in your area so that you can get an idea about how the process will work. Read about the firm and how other clients have reviewed their practice so that you know what to expect. Ask your potential lawyers about their ideas for the case so that you can see if you both are on the same page about what possible benefits you might receive from filing this case. Compare 2 to 4 lawyers and ask about their different opinions on the matter. You can also get information about their professional fees. Make sure the lawyer is legitimately the best one for your case.
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