There are many ways in which construction workers are the backbone of our society. Without their hard work, we would have no new buildings and infrastructure and the ones we have would fall into disrepair. However, the nature of construction work means that serious injuries can happen very easily at construction sites. For that reason, contractors are expected to follow strict safety guidelines.
The hazards construction workers face on a daily basis include falls from scaffolding, falling objects, electrocution, and potentially-dangerous tools and machinery. Since all of these hazards can easily lead to death or serious disability, it is extremely important for construction companies to inspect their equipment regularly. If they do not follow correct procedures, they can be taken to court for negligence.
Sometimes injuries happen because of environmental hazards at the work site. Construction site owners are expected to notify contractors of any hazards on their property so that they can account for the risks. Contractors are in turn expected to ensure their workers are competent and know the dangers of their work and the site. For the type of work they have been hired to perform, they are expected to make sure the work is carried out in compliance with safety regulations.
If you or someone you love have been injured during construction work because of an employer’s failure to follow proper safety guidelines, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills and suffering. To discuss your case directly with an experienced Champaign personal injury lawyer, contact the law office of Spiros Law, P.C. today at 217-328-2828.