Kentucky Construction Accident Lawyer

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Construction sites are rated as one of the nation\'s most dangerous locations. Whether you are a worker or an innocent passer-by, danger may be unavoidable. Construction has approximately 6% of United States workers—equating to more than 7 million people—but accounts for 20% of the fatalities—the largest number of fatalities reported for any industry sector. Workers on construction sites are exposed to great danger on an everyday basis, even though most sites are in strict accordance with all applicable health and safety rules. In the United States the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sets and enforces standards concerning workplace safety and health. Unfortunately, even the most rigorous precautions cannot stop every accidents from happening. Construction accidents can have serious repercussions, such as severe injuries and even death.

On average, there are 11,200 disabling accidental injuries every year. One out of every 10 construction workers is accidentally injured every year. The most common accident at construction sites is falls, either on the same level or from height. More fatalities occur from falls than any other construction activity. Ironworkers are the workers with the greatest likelihood of being injured on a construction site, and more ironworkers are injured during decking operations than any other ironworking activity.

Personal injury and wrongful death litigation suits are a way to safeguard the rights of construction workers. They also help maintain the standards of justice for workers who have experienced pain and suffering as the result of a construction accident. A Kentucky construction accident lawyer, who is well-versed in the specialized fields of construction accident and personal injury law, is the best way for any worker who has been victimized on the job site – or his or her family, in the event of a job site death – to pursue and receive the compensation to which they are entitled.

Construction site accidents are caused by various reasons, including the negligence of other site workers, mistakes and negligence caused by those under the influence of alcohol or drugs, defective machinery, or inappropriate behavior of other site workers. Other injuries may be the result of the site itself. Defective scaffolding, forklifts, or the improper use of either scaffolding or forklifts, falling loads due to improper handling, materials that were not properly stored and which cause tripping or falling, falling structures, or harm caused by equipment are all examples of the risks at a construction site.

Innocent bystanders or passersby can also be the victims of construction site accidents. A piece of machinery or material can fall outside the actual site and injury a passerby, or someone could trip over debris left on the sidewalk left during a construction project. These and other serious injuries can occur in and around a worksite. Road construction sites must often allow traffic to pass through, and this practice can place non-worker motorists at some degree of risk.

A Kentucky construction accident attorney will fight for your rights, and will insure that you are adequately compensated upon the settlement of your personal injury or wrongful death suit. Because of their expertise and experience in the courtroom, they know how to approach your particular case and how to frame the details of your situation in order to get you the best possible remuneration.

During an initial consultation, a construction accident lawyer will review all the information necessary in order to determine whether or not you have a legal case. Kentucky construction accident attorneys want to help those who have experienced a personal injury or had a wrongful death in their family.

If you contract with them to take your case, you can rest assured that they will pursue your compensation aggressively and to the maximum extent of the law. Let us help you find a qualified, compassionate attorney who will keep your best interests at heart.

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