Construction Accident Attorneys Belleville

No matter if you were actively working on a construction site for your employer, a contractor fulfilling a project need, or simply a bystander in the wrong place at the wrong time, accidents on construction sites can lead to serious injuries and even wrongful death. You need an attorney who can provide the right kind of guidance for your claim so that you are rightfully compensated for your injuries.

The Belleville construction accident attorneys at Nelson and Nelson understand what you are going through and can provide assistance with your personal injury claim. We bring our wealth of knowledge and experience to the table each time we meet with our clients and work tirelessly to see that your claim is filed promptly, leaving no stone unturned.

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Common Construction Accident Injuries

Catastrophic Injuries

Unfortunately, severe injuries and even death are possible on construction sites as a result of negligence, faulty equipment, and other circumstances arising from a dangerous construction site. Possible injuries that can occur and lead to life-altering injuries, including disability and death, include:

  • Burns
  • Electrocution
  • Eye injury, including vision impairment or blindness
  • Broken bones
  • Knee and ankle injury
  • Neck, shoulder, or back injury
  • Spinal cord injury, including damage that can cause paraplegia or quadriplegia
  • Illnesses caused by toxic chemical exposure
  • Head injury and/or brain injury
  • Amputation or decapitation

Slip and Fall

If the construction site supervisor fails to keep a safe working environment, or a construction worker fails to follow certain safety precautions, then a slip and fall accident is likely to occur. This may happen if signs are not put up to indicate a spill or are subsequently ignored, or if other areas on the site are risky places for walking.

Falling Objects or Materials

Equipment or construction materials may become hazardous when falling from tall heights, leading a construction site to quickly become unsafe. Workers on the ground may suffer from head injuries, broken limbs, or even die from falling objects.

Safety is of utmost importance in construction zones, and when safe practices are not followed, the likelihood of an injury increases.

Dangerous or Negligent Equipment Use

If a nail gun is not used safely, a bulldozer is driven carelessly, or required safety rules or equipment are ignored or not used, a typical day on a construction site can quickly become a day where medical attention is needed as soon as possible. When people other people on a construction site don’t follow safety rules, or are negligent in their use of equipment such as skid steers, bulldozers or cranes, serious injuries can result. Often in those situations, you need representation right away to preserve evidence and investigate the cause of the injury.

Collapsed Scaffolding, Trenches, or Buildings

Construction workers regularly put their lives on the line, be it in an unstable building, deep underground where a trench is being built, or high up on a scaffold. When scaffolding or a building suddenly collapses, or a trench caves in and traps workers, then those workers may become injured or die as a result.

Personal Injury FAQ

Fires and Explosions

Most construction sites come equipped with fire extinguishers and other agents to prevent fires or explosions from occurring. However, if the worst does occur and a worker is injured in either a fire or an explosion on site, the liability for the accident may fall on one or more parties, including:

  • The property owner
  • The construction site manager
  • An equipment manufacturer and/or
  • The company employing the construction worker

Repetitive Motion Injuries & Overexertion

It is also possible for a construction worker to become injured if they don’t take the breaks they need or they continue to perform the same motions over and over.

When overexertion, illness, or injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome occur as a result of working on a construction site, a workers’ compensation claim may be filed to allow a worker to take time off and recover from their work-related illness or injury. The attorneys at Nelson and Nelson can help with these types of injuries – contact us now to learn more.

Contact a Belleville Personal Injury Attorney

If you or a loved one has suffered from a serious construction accident and need an attorney, the team at Nelson and Nelson will be there to help. Don’t delay – contact our team today for a free consultation.

  • Fires and Explosions

    Most construction sites come equipped with fire extinguishers and other agents to prevent fires or explosions from occurring. However, if the worst does occur and a worker is injured in either a fire or an explosion on site, the liability for the accident may fall on one or more parties, including:

    • The property owner
    • The construction site manager
    • An equipment manufacturer and/or
    • The company employing the construction worker

    Repetitive Motion Injuries & Overexertion

    It is also possible for a construction worker to become injured if they don’t take the breaks they need or they continue to perform the same motions over and over.

    When overexertion, illness, or injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome occur as a result of working on a construction site, a workers’ compensation claim may be filed to allow a worker to take time off and recover from their work-related illness or injury. The attorneys at Nelson and Nelson can help with these types of injuries – contact us now to learn more.

    Contact a Belleville Personal Injury Attorney

    If you or a loved one has suffered from a serious construction accident and need an attorney, the team at Nelson and Nelson will be there to help. Don’t delay – contact our team today for a free consultation.