Construction work is inherently one of the most hazardous jobs in the country. Heavy machinery, caustic chemicals, high scaffolds, and the presence of electricity are just some of the many hazards that construction workers face on a regular basis. While contractors and employers are supposed to take certain measures to create and maintain a safe environment for their employees, the sad truth is that accidents still happen. When these accidents are the direct result of negligence, such as a failure to properly maintain equipment or properly train employees, the at-fault party can be held liable for compensating the victim.
Injuries that commonly result from construction accidents include:
- Injuries from falling objects
- Falls from heights
- Equipment-related accidents
- Backovers and crush-in-between injuries
- Thermal and chemical burn injuries
- Heat stroke and overexertion
- Broken bones
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Loss of hearing or eyesight
If you or someone you know has been injured during the course of his or her duties as a construction worker, contact Hall & Sethi, PLC to discuss your legal rights. You may be eligible to pursue compensation through a personal injury lawsuit, which can provide money to cover your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. If you have suffered the loss of a loved one, our firm may be able to help you file a wrongful death lawsuit seeking compensation for things like funeral and burial costs, loss of companionship and support, and more.
Our Reston and Northern Virginia personal injury attorneys have helped clients recover financially after a serious accident since 1966. To consult with a lawyer about your case, please contact us online or call our office at (703) 991-1949.