When you are on the job, you may forget just how dangerous your workplace can be. In fact, construction sites can be extremely dangerous places. This danger exists not just for the employees, but also for visitors and pedestrians. Any accident could lead to serious injuries and, in the worst cases, can lead to a wrongful death.
Because of these dangers, it is crucial for workers to be properly trained in the operation of all machinery they handle, and for worksites to be properly managed according to legal and industry standards. Unfortunately, workers are often subjected to unsafe practices and poor job site conditions where these safety procedures and worksite maintenance requirements are not met.
Types of Construction Accidents
A construction workplace has many locations that could easily lead to injuries. These could be caused by:
- Defective or collapsing scaffolds
- Falls from ladders
- Collapsing floors
- Accidents involving cranes
- Defective parts or machinery
- Malfunctioning equipment
- Forklift accidents
- Digging accidents
- Slips and falls
- Other mishaps involving building materials, machinery, and heavy objects.
Our construction accident law firm in Kenosha is experienced handling many types of worksite injury cases.
Types of Construction Accident Injuries
With so many different types of accidents, you or your loved one may have suffered a multitude of injuries. The most common injuries after a construction accident include but are not limited to:
- Head injuries
- Leg injuries
- Broken bones
- Loss of limbs
Unfortunately, some construction accidents can also lead to death. If you or someone you loved was injured or wrongfully died because of a construction accident, contact a skilled Kenosha construction injury attorney at the Law Offices of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd. for a free consultation today.
Why You Need an Experienced Kenosha Construction Accident Attorney
Claims for injuries on a construction job site can be both complex and expensive. Typically, multiple companies or contracting outfits perform work or are involved on the site. Only an experienced construction injury law firm that frequently handles job site cases will be familiar enough with all of the personnel involved with the project. Dedicated construction accident attorneys understand each role and the activities that may have been involved in your injury case.
Additionally, there are many federal, Wisconsin, and local standards that construction companies must understand. Over 100,000 people in Wisconsin, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, are employed in the construction industry. Each of these individuals is protected by the laws and standards. In addition to OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and ANSI (American National Standards Institute), the Wisconsin Safety Council (WSC) is the state’s leading provider of safety training and products, serving members of all sizes and every sector of the economy.
To navigate all of these organizations and the underlying laws and regulations, the experienced Kenosha construction accident lawyers at the Law Offices of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd. can assist you with your case. With a free consultation, we can better understand your injuries and what led to them. Call us today at (262) 947-4918.