Washington construction site accidents can be especially dangerous, and the number of workers afflicted by them does not seem to be diminishing much at all. Whether the accidents were caused by worker negligence of some kind, such as inattention to machinery operation or other reckless behavior, poor or insufficient training that didn’t allow the worker to use a piece of equipment as it should have been used, or a hazard on the construction site that could have very well been prevented, construction site accidents can often be attributed to negligent action of some kind. Construction site accidents can result in injuries that range from minor to catastrophic, and the severity of the injury can alter an individual’s life forever.
Construction accident injuries in Washington can be caused by a variety of hazards and other determining factors. Inclement weather conditions can play a role, as gusty winds may affect individuals working high above the site’s ground level. Unstable scaffolding can also be affected by weather, or by the simple fact that it was not constructed together properly during setup. Slick conditions, caused by rain and any other source of water, can wreak havoc on a worker’s footing, leading to slips and falls that could result in injury ranging from a minor headache and soreness to paraplegia. Some injuries may be caused by machinery, either properly handled or not. Falling equipment such as sandbags and cranes, electrocution and related accidents, and car and vehicle crashes are just a few more of the various types of hazards that can result in construction site accident injuries.
In addition to the immediate medical treatment that an individual will need, construction accidents can have longer lasting effects on a victim’s life. When construction accident injuries are caused by a lack of care or negligence of another person, the victim or the victim’s family often has the legal right to file suit against the negligent party, holding that negligent party accountable for both its actions and the consequences of their actions. Monetary compensation awarded in construction accident injury lawsuits may not be able to give the injured individual back the time he or she spent being injured, or necessarily restore the individual’s health to pre-injury levels, but such compensation can give a semblance of justice to individuals whose lives and livelihoods have suffered due to an accident, whether minor or catastrophic.
If you or a loved one has suffered a construction accident injury of any kind, it is essential that you retain the services of an experienced Washington construction accident attorney to ensure that your rights are not infringed upon in a court of law. The Bernard Law Group has years of experience handling personal injury cases that center-around construction site accidents. If you’ve been injured, don’t hesitate to contact our personal injury lawyers today for a free evaluation of your case.