North Dakota Construction Accident Lawyer

Construction sites are some of the most dangerous places to work in the United States. The construction industry has approximately 6% of United States workers, but also reports 20% of workplace fatalities the largest number of fatalities reported for any industry sector. If you are seeking workers compensation for an injury that you sustained while working at a construction worksite, contact a North Dakota construction accident attorney.

There are various cause of injury to an employee or an innocent bystander on or near a worksite. Often, construction accidents are a result of contact with equipment, strikes from or against foreign objects, overexertion, falls, fires/explosions, assaults, or exposure to harmful chemicals or other substances.

Construction parts and materials cause the most injuries involving outside sources, but falls and contact with equipment make up the other most common injuries. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that falls are the single leading cause of accidents and fatalities in the construction industry. Spurred by rising incidents of job-related falls, many states are getting tougher on construction employers, insisting that companies provide protection for employees exposed to fall hazards.

This has helped to reduce injuries due to falls. However, slips and trips and manual handling injuries are increasing. Most of those accidents could be easily avoided by effective management of good order issues on sites. In particular sites need to be kept tidy, which is hard work and requires persistence. There needs to be more focus on these areas, while maintaining the progress on falls from height.

Other common construction accidents include sprains and/or strains, bruises, contusions, cuts, lacerations, heat burns, amputations, carpal tunnel syndrome, fractures, and tendonitis. Though most of these construction accidents are not fatal, they are inconveniences and can lead to long-term health problems and/or unemployment.

Every construction worker in the state is granted the right to a safe and hazard-free working environment. If that right has been denied you, resulting in an injury, illness or accident, you may be entitled to compensation. North Dakota construction accident lawyers are here to serve as your legal voice as you fight for the compensation rightfully owed due to your accident on the worksite.

North Dakota has rules regulating construction projects and contractors. No matter how stringent are the safety procedures in place at your jobsite, accidents can and do happen. In this unfortunate event, you need the law on your side. Although you can file a workers' compensation claim on your own, especially if your injury is a minor one, there are cases which may benefit from the professional assistance of an attorney. Moreover, there are some instances in which you may have the right to file a personal injury suit instead of a workers' compensation claim.

North Dakota construction accident attorneys have the knowledge and expertise to get you the largest compensation package possible under the law.

Allow an accident law attorney who specializes in construction accidents to help you receive the compensation befitting your injuries. As soon as you've had an accident on a construction site, make sure to file the appropriate paperwork with your employer, and then contact a qualified legal professional. Make sure that any attorney with whom you consult is in good standing with the North Dakota Bar Association and the American Bar Association, and then rest assured that your case is being handled in the best way possible.


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