Demolition Injuries – What You Must Know If Seeking Compensation
It’s often said that there is no industry that is as dynamic as the construction injury. Every day, across the country, buildings are going up, while others are being torn down to make room for other buildings given the high demand for real estate. Demolition accidents, however, are all too common and can cause catastrophic injuries to construction workers in Illinois and across the country. Even if you’re represented by a union or have workers’ compensation, the severity of such injuries that are sustained at a demolition site can mean permanent or long-term disability, the inability to provide for your family, and the need to adjust to a whole new life because of someone else’s negligence.
Are you an injured demolition worker seeking representation anywhere in the country? If you suffered demolition injuries and are looking for justice and compensation, this is the right law firm for injured construction workers for you. For over 70 years, we’ve helped workers from all industries get the compensation that is owed to them by careless management, contractors and supervisors who recklessly endanger the lives of demolition workers so they can cut corners and perhaps save on time and money. If you’d love information on the true value of your demolition site lawsuit, simply call us NOW at 1 (773) 825-3547 to speak with a demolition injury attorney at no cost to you.
The demolition of buildings, whether commercial or residential, is a very risky undertaking because of the materials employed in these kinds of tasks. Workers may need to use explosives or wrecking balls, both of which can cause glass, cement, wood and other projectiles to spray across all directions, injuring anyone who may not be within a safe distance or those without the necessary work protection gear.
Here are some of the most common accidents seen in demolition sites:
- Falling objects
- Workers falling from scaffolding
- Explosions causing materials to become dangerous projectiles
- Falling from ladders
- Traumatic brain injury due to lack of hard hats at the site
- Toxic gases and chemical exposure
- Defective jackhammers injuring workers
- Lack of bracing protocol leading to falls
- Live wires causing electrocution
- Chemical gases and liquids causing caustic burns
Demolition Injuries and Safety Measures
OSHA is a government agency that oversees the safety of workers across all industries in the country. It enforces certain rules and regulations that your contractors and supervisors must follow failure to which they can be held accountable should you get injured. The OSHA handbook is very detailed when it comes to safety protocol, and many demolition project managers, in their haste to bring a building down, will overlook these protocols in order to save on time to your detriment.
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Having workers’ compensation may be translated as your employee as you having waived your right for legal recourse should you get injured. While that may be technically accurate, the law takes into account the concept of gross negligence, meaning that they cannot get off the hook if their actions were found to be egregiously reckless leading to your injuries at a demolition site. In addition, demolition sites are overseen by multiple companies and contractors such as electrical, plumbing, scaffolding, heavy equipment and if we can determine that one of these companies caused your injuries, and due to the fact that you did not have a written employment relationship with them at the time of your accident, we may be able to pursue monetary damages on your behalf. Want to learn more? Feel free to call us for FREE at 1 (773) 825-3547 to speak with one of our demolition accidents attorneys. Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you.