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Phoenix Construction Accident Attorneys

Phoenix is one of the largest cities in the United States. As it has grown, the construction industry has continued to grow along with it. Yet, while the industry thrives, the accident rate for construction workers is more than 2.5x the rate of that of workers in the manufacturing industry. And 4 out of 100 construction workers suffer a non-fatal work injury each year. This doesn’t mean that those injuries aren’t serious. It only means that it doesn’t take their lives. They could still be strapped down by unexpected worries and debts.

If you or someone you love was hurt because of a construction accident, schedule a free case review with the experienced and compassionate lawyers of Hastings & Hastings in Phoenix. Let us help you understand your legal options and your rights.

What Are the Most Common Causes of Phoenix Construction Accidents?

Construction sites are dangerous and filled with potential safety hazards. Even if workers and visitors do their best to manage and improve the safety conditions of the site, accidents still occur. The most common causes of Phoenix construction accidents include:

  • Inexperienced or distracted equipment drivers of trucks, bulldozers, or other pieces of equipment or heavy machinery or smaller construction vehicles such as forklifts
  • Employees or contractors falling from platforms, scaffolding, beams, lifts, roofs, or ladders
    Gas lines, gasoline, and other flammable or explosive materials
  • Heavy objects and materials such as tools, bricks, stones, and concrete blocks that can cause serious and even deadly injuries if they fall onto employees, contractors, visitors, or pedestrians
  • Workers or contractors who handle electrical systems and wiring
  • Slips and falls due to various reasons such as equipment left on the ground, spills, holes, and uneven pavement
  • Scaffolding and crane collapses
  • Unguarded edges

Should You File a Workers’ Compensation Claim for a Construction Accident?

If you are an employee and the Phoenix construction site is your place of employment, you should know that employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. The good news is that if you file a workers’ compensation claim for your accident, you can get help with missed work and injury-related medical care. You do not have to prove fault to receive assistance.

However, this is only one of your options. You may also have the option to file a claim for personal injury against third-parties who may also be liable for your injuries. A third-party may include but may not be limited to:

  • The general contractor
  • A sub-contractor
  • The construction site owner
  • Equipment manufacturers
  • Machinery manufacturers
  • Equipment suppliers
  • Guests
  • Trespassers
  • The architects
  • The engineers

To learn more about your legal options, schedule your free case evaluation with a Hastings & Hastings lawyer now.

Is Your Employer Liable for a Construction Accident?

According to both OSHA and ADOSH, it is the responsibility of the employer to ensure that your worksite is safe. This includes construction sites. When construction site accidents occur, it means that an employer usually holds at least some of the responsibility of ensuring that the medical expenses and lost wages of the employee are taken care of. Yet, others may also be responsible as well.

Free Consult: Phoenix Construction Accident Attorneys

If you or someone you love was injured in a Phoenix construction accident, the experienced attorneys at Hastings & Hastings are here to help. Schedule your free consultation today.