Construction Accident Lawyer Foley & Small
Construction Law Claims
Construction sites and activities pose significant dangers, not only to those working on the site but also to those making deliveries, visiting and merely passing by the site. Foley & Small has handled hundreds of construction injury cases in their 20+ years of partnership. Those managing and completing work on a construction site have a duty to do so in a reasonably safe manner. This standard includes adhering to safety practices commonly followed in the industry and complying with federal OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Act) rules and related government standards.
Common Construction Accidents
Areas of work that accidents often occur include:
- Work on scaffolds
- Electrical installation
- Providing for fall protection
- Lifting and moving materials
- Trench work
- Operation of heavy equipment
- Falling debris and items
- Collapse of structures
Regulations and Standards Applicable to the Construction Industry
OSHA regulations provide extensive and often detailed sets of rules and procedures to be followed by contractors and others working on construction sites to help ensure safe work practices. Most states have also adopted the federal standards, with many states adding their own rules and procedures. In addition, there are various associations involved either directly or indirectly with the construction industry, such as the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), that have developed safety and other operational standards. These association standards, while not having the same legal effect as a statute or government regulation, can still have the effect of law as they often define the standard of care to be adhered to by those in the industry.
Foley and Small will work with experts regarding such rules, regulations and standards to determine and prove whether any violation of these enactments resulted in the dangerous condition that resulted in the client’s injuries.
Construction Accident Complexity
Construction accidents can involve a variety of complex fact and legal questions. These can include:
- Interpreting and applying the terms in the project’s contract documents
- Determining the relationship between and the respective duties of the architects, engineers, prime and general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and others working on the project
- Technical issues regarding specific construction activities, such as lifting practices, fall protection, construction methods, material handing and others
- Legal factors such as the application of statutes, rules and standards, evaluation of applicable case law and other issues impacting the determination of liability for an accident and injuries
Foley & Small will retain experts in the industry to examine the client’s case and testify in support of the client’s claim.
Contact Foley & Small
Foley & Small has handled a variety of construction site accidents involving injuries, and tragically even death, to site workers, delivery persons, visitors and passersby to a construction site. We’re here to help those injured in such accidents and their families. Please contact us for a free case evaluation and consultation. Click on the link at the top right of this page for a live chat with a member of our staff or email us from our Contact page. You can also call us at 800-276-2525.
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