It is no secret that construction sites can be dangerous places. Construction accidents continue to kill or injure thousands each year. That’s why construction companies are required to do everything possible to prevent workers from getting a construction injury. In Alabama, the laws say that companies must ensure a reasonably safe construction site for their workers. Even with that requirement, a construction injury can happen and when it does we can help.
Beyond the basic requirement that construction companies must ensure a “reasonably safe” construction site, the law requires that companies develop and implement safety programs, inspect each site for safety compliance, coordinate job safety, warn of hazards related to the site and work, and make sure that workers have the proper safety gear. That means that it is the responsibility of companies to make sure that YOU know all of the risks of your job. That also means that the company has to make sure that you have all of the equipment needed to keep your safe.
Construction Injuries by the Numbers
Incidents at construction sites occur every day, in fact hundreds of people are hurt every day because of a construction injury. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 190,200 people fell victim to a construction injury in 2011, 520 per day. Most of those construction injuries resulted in the worker having to take time off of work. In Alabama during that same year, 2,500 people suffered a construction injury. Again, most included missed days from work. Even more troubling is the number of fatal construction incidents. The BLS reported that in 2011, construction incidents killed almost 800 people across our country. That is a statistic that we are trying to change by making sure that construction companies prevent construction injuries.
How We Help Victims of a Construction Injury
If you believe that you have grounds for a construction injury lawsuit, it is critical that you contact a construction injury attorney immediately to protect your rights. At Gathings Law, we have extensive experience in the investigation, preparation and presentation of effective construction injury cases. Proving that a construction company was at fault for your injury isn’t always an easy task, but we have the experience needed to be successful.
We also understand how to properly understand the full impact of your construction injury. While proving physical, mental or emotional damage cases can be difficult, you can significantly improve your chances of receiving compensation by working with the trial-tested attorneys such as those at Gathings Law.
Our attorneys have decades of combined courtroom experience across the state of Alabama and across the United States. We will work with you to make sure you get every dollar that you are owed because of your construction injury. Contact our attorneys for a free consultation at 205-322-1201 or by filling out the form at the bottom of this page.