Individuals Injured at Construction Sites in Missouri
Construction sites are places that are full of potential injury-causing hazards. In fact, the construction industry is consistently ranked as one of the most dangerous fields in which to work by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)1. While construction workers and others who work at construction sites are at risk for injury, others are as well. People who work in and around construction sites may also be injured in construction site accidents and have the right to sue to recover for the losses they sustain in those accidents. As a result, anyone who has been injured in or around a construction site should discuss their options with an experienced St. Louis accident injury lawyer. To obtain a free case evaluation conducted by an experienced attorney, call The Bruning Law Firm today at (314) 898-3078.
Construction Site Workers Can Be Seriously Injured in Missouri
When people who work at construction sites are injured, their recovery must generally occur through a Workers’ Compensation claim. Missouri’s Workers’ Compensation program2 operates to compensate injured workers regardless of fault, thereby limiting legal claims brought against employers. In return, employers pay into the program in order to pay claims made by injured workers. In some cases, however, workers may be able bring legal claims for injuries sustained at work. These may include:
- Injuries caused by 3rd parties at the construction site.
- Injuries caused by an employer or employee’s intentional act.
- Injuries caused by faulty equipment.
Often, the recovery that may be available in a personal injury case is much greater than the benefits than a person can receive through workers’ compensation benefits, so it is worthwhile for victims to discuss their options with an experienced construction accident injury attorney.
Construction Site Accidents in Missouri Can Injure Bystanders
Construction sites often contain heavy machinery, toxic chemicals, open heights, and loose building materials. These hazards have the potential to injure people near constructions sites in a variety of ways, including:
- Falling objects
- Collapsing structures
- Runaway vehicles
- Chemical exposure
When these and other accidents related to construction sites injure others, victims can often recover for their losses by bringing a personal injury claim against the person or party responsible for the maintenance and safety of the construction site.
Contact a St. Louis Construction Site Accident Lawyer Today to Schedule a Free Consultation
Individuals who have been injured in or around a construction site may be entitled to significant compensation. To schedule a free consultation with one of our construction accident lawyers, call our office today at (314) 898-3078.