Construction work is considered one of the most dangerous jobs in the United States, and is responsible for thousands of preventable injuries and fatalities each year. Mishaps involving caustic chemicals, electrical systems, heavy construction equipment, unsafe scaffolding, and other hazards can lead to serious accidents if employers, contractors, subcontractors, and others fail to take the proper precautions and make the safety of both workers and passerby a top priority.
Common causes of construction accidents include:
• Old, outdated, or poorly maintained equipment
• Equipment that is missing critical safety components
• Missing personal protective gear
• Violations of workplace safety regulations
• Falls, electrocutions, amputations, and injuries caused by falling objects are common on construction sites.
Due to the nature of construction sites, construction accidents often result in catastrophic injuries that can affect a person’s quality of life and ability to earn money long-term. If you or someone you know has been hurt in a construction accident, please contact Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner to speak with a Honolulu personal injury attorney. You may be entitled to compensation for costs related to your accident, including medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more.
Construction accidents can have serious and often life-altering consequences. If your injury resulted from the carelessness of another, do not hesitate to contact our firm. We are prepared to work tirelessly on your behalf to obtain the compensation you both need and deserve. You should not have to suffer because of someone else’s negligence – call us today to see how we can help you pursue justice.