Construction companies must ensure a safe working environment.
Job site conditions are constantly changing on a construction site as the project progresses. Construction companies are required to follow all OSHA-mandated rules and regulations as the project moves forward to help ensure that all employees, subcontractors, and inspectors can safely navigate the job site at all times. Construction companies also must enforce all employees and workers to wear proper safety equipment, post proper warnings for hazardous chemicals and materials, and maintain appropriate scaffolding and guardrails. If a construction company doesn't comply with all of these rules and regulations, they can be held liable for any injuries suffered by an employee or worker on site.
What should I do if I've been injured on a construction site?
As with any other injury, the first step you should take is to seek immediate medical treatment for your injuries. Your health is the most important thing to consider when you've been in a serious accident. Once you've been treated for your injuries, you should take the following steps:
- Report the accident and the extent of your injuries to your employer and the construction site manager
- Be sure to take note of the name and job title of any individuals involved in the accident, including any witnesses.
- If possible, gather any potential evidence of the incident including photos and videos of the location of the accident, any equipment or tools involved in the accident, and the injuries you sustained.
Don't Wait. Act Now.
If you or someone you know has been injured on a construction site, you need to act quickly to maximize your chances of receiving the compensation you deserve for your injuries. You don't have to face these challenges alone -- call the Suburban Injury Law Group today to schedule a free consultation and find out if you have a case.