Las Vegas Construction Site Injuries

Posted on behalf of Henness & Haight on Sep 15, 2015 in Construction Accident News

Las Vegas and Nevada boasts one of the largest construction industries in the nation. Along with such a busy industry come thousands of injured workers and bystanders every year. The sweltering heat of the summer only serves to add to these dangers. It is important to have an understanding of the dangers of construction sites so that when you are injured you can be sure to get the compensation you deserve.

Liability and Regulations

OSHA is the federal government agency which maintains occupational safety standards for businesses all over the nation. These safety regulations especially apply to construction companies and workers and exist to protect people from injury.

Just as with any business, when someone is injured on a construction site, the construction company is liable for that injury. This means that if you slip and fall, are the victim of falling debris or have another accident caused by any environmental factors you can recover compensation for your injuries.

Negligence

Negligence is at the core of Nevada personal injury law. When you are injured, you will need to be able to prove that negligence or deliberate activity were the cause of your accident to have a successful lawsuit. The compensation available for these injuries can be significant and can cover you not only for medical bills and rehabilitation, but lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional damages and more.

Types of Construction Accidents

The kinds of accidents that occur on and around construction sites are numerous. These can involve loss of life or limb, blindness, traumatic head injury, broken bones, temporary or permanent disability, scarring and more. Some of the more common kinds of claims Nevada lawyers see from construction accidents include:

  • Scaffolding accidents
  • Tripping or slipping from a roof
  • Falling from a ladder
  • Failure of safety equipment
  • Vehicle accidents
  • Crane and heavy equipment accidents
  • Safety code and OSHA violations
  • Electrical accidents
  • Burns
  • Environmental factors relating to bright sun and heat

Experienced Injury Attorneys

It is important if you are involved in a construction accident that you secure the services of an experienced Las Vegas personal injury attorney. The insurance companies will attempt to intimidate, bully and otherwise convince you into signing away your rights. A good attorney knows how to counter these efforts and get you the compensation you deserve.

Have you been injured on a construction site, either as an employee or an innocent bystander? We are here to help you get back on your feet and fight for your rights. Look at our firm overview, and then give us a call today for more information and a free legal consultation about your case.