A construction site accident in March claimed the life of a Carrollton man who was run over by a piece of heavy equipment. He was working in an area of town where new homes are being built. Although no criminal charges were expected to be filed, the Carrollton Police Department said that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) had been notified about the accident.
Devastating Financial, Emotional Impacts of a Construction Site Accident
Unfortunately, many people who work in construction are surrounded by danger every day of their working lives. Whether you are an electrician, roofer, an operator of heavy equipment or you perform some other role on a construction site, an accident can occur at any time. If it does, the impact can be devastating. A construction site accident can lead to severe, life-altering injuries or death, and can result in incredibly high expenses.
People who are hurt in this type of accident often have to deal with not only medical bills (both current and future) as well as lost wages and other expenses. And the worst part is that, in most cases, these accidents are preventable. Just a momentary lapse in concentration can lead to devastation. When this happens, injured workers (or the family members of victims of fatal accidents) must take legal action in order to make sure their rights are protected.
At The Durham Firm, our attorneys have a great deal of experience in handling construction site accident cases. We know how to identify the parties responsible so that they are held accountable for their actions. We will do whatever we can to help ensure you obtain the compensation you deserve for the amount of suffering you have been forced to endure. If you would like more information, or you would like to schedule a consultation, please contact us online or give us a call at (214) 222-4000.