Boise Construction Accident Lawyer
Construction workers have demanding jobs. Not only do they spend long hours doing challenging manual labor, often outdoors; their jobs also involve incurring serious, even lethal, risks to their physical well-being. Construction accidents can be twice as devastating as other personal injury accidents, since workers are left with costly injuries and are often physically unable to return to their previous line of work. After an on-the-job injury on an Idaho construction site, contact a construction accident lawyer at Pedersen & Whitehead for a free consultation on your injuries.
Common causes of construction site injuries
Nearly any job on a construction site carries at least a small risk of injury. There are a number of tasks which can easily cause lethal injuries if workers are provided with insufficient training, inadequate safety protections, or faulty tools. Workers are often injured on job sites in the following ways:
- Electrocution: Workers completing electrical jobs must receive careful, diligent training to be able to do their jobs safely. Even when workers aren’t doing jobs directly relating to electricity such as laying cable or rewiring a building, all workers on a job site must receive protections from live wires they may encounter while on a job site or digging a trench.
- Falls: Falls are a deadly and common source of worker injury. Workers need adequate fall protections when working near open elevator shafts or trenches, or while using a ladder or scaffolding.
- Vehicle accidents: Drivers on a job site have a duty to remain vigilant and aware of where workers are located around them. Vehicles must be equipped with back-up alarms, and operators should make use of spotters to help them navigate a site. When these precautions aren’t taken, workers can suffer serious injuries.
- Crush injuries: When work must be done in small spaces or trenches, workers run the risk of suffocation or crush injuries should these spaces lack adequate ventilation or protection against collapse.
Legal help after a construction site accident
If you’ve been hurt on an Idaho construction site, you may be struggling to get the money you deserve for your injuries. Obtaining full compensation for a construction accident often means finding a skilled and experienced construction accident lawyer who can fight on your behalf for the money you deserve. Contact the seasoned, dedicated, and professional Boise construction accident lawyers at Pedersen & Whitehead for an evaluation of your case.
For a no-cost consultation after a construction site injury in Idaho, contact the Twin Falls offices of Pedersen & Whitehead at 208-734-2552, and in Boise at 208-336-2552.