Many construction site accidents happen because those responsible with the workers’ safety on the site either fail to recognize the hazards or neglect them, deciding that the odds of an accident happening are too low to be worth addressing. However, this is an unsafe practice because, as proven in many situations, even a small piece of debris can cause life-altering injuries. In such cases, workers can file compensation claims against the property owners or third party contractors responsible for the project.
Such hazards can easily be reduced by adhering to certain safety practices:
- Initiating and respecting a maintenance program
- Having a competent and qualified person, who can easily recognize any potential hazards, perform regular safety checks
- Train and encourage employees in using safe practices and watch out for potential hazards
- Ensure there is adequate lighting in the workspace, especially in high-risk areas like stairwells
If you were involved in a trip and fall accident on a construction site, the best course of action is to contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the more likely it is that the evidence will get lost and the details will be forgotten. Any injury, no matter how insignificant it might seem, may lead to complications, so make sure you get a medical examination after an accident.
The next step is recovering monetary compensation for your medical bills, past and future loss of wages, and pain and suffering. John M. O’Brien & Associates can help you with this. If you were injured in an accident in Sacramento County, due to someone else's negligence, do not hesitate to call us as soon as possible.