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Working at a construction site – or even walking or driving through one – could put you at risk of suffering a serious injury. Construction zones are full of hazards, from dangerous power tools to open trenches. If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury at a construction site in Peoria, Arizona, you may be entitled to financial compensation. At the Law Offices of John Phebus, our lawyers can help you understand your legal right to recover.
Construction is the most dangerous industry in the country. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, jobs in construction account for about one-fifth of all worker fatalities annually. In 2019 alone, 1,061 worker deaths in the U.S. were in construction. Serious and fatal construction site accidents can occur in many ways. Common causes include:
Although construction is an inherently hazardous industry, certain things can make a construction site even more dangerous for workers and visitors. If a construction company fails to follow safety precautions, properly train construction workers or maintain a safe premises, for example, this increases the risk of accidents and injuries. Construction workers may also cause accidents through their own carelessness or mistakes.
Accidents at a construction site can be catastrophic, meaning they inflict life-changing or fatal injuries on victims. Some of the most common injuries suffered in construction site accidents are:
If you’ve been diagnosed with any type of injury or illness – or a loved one passed away – from a hazard at a construction site in Peoria, our lawyers can help you make a legal claim.
Holding someone liable, or legally and financially responsible, for your Peoria construction site accident can result in financial compensation awarded for your past and future losses. The liable party will depend on the circumstances of the event; the person or entity who most significantly caused or contributed to the accident. Common liable parties are the construction company in charge of the site, a site manager or supervisor, an independent contractor, a product manufacturer, and a property owner.
It is up to you as the filing party in an injury claim to prove the grounds on which you are demanding financial compensation. This means that you must establish the defendant’s liability for your accident and injuries as more likely to be true than not true. A construction site injury attorney in Peoria can take the legal burden off of your shoulders by investigating the accident and collecting evidence on your behalf. The right lawyer will make sure that you have everything you need while he or she fights for maximum financial compensation for your losses – giving you the peace of mind to focus on healing.
If you or a loved one was recently injured while working at a construction site in Peoria or walking, biking or driving through one, contact us for a free consultation about your legal options. You may have grounds to bring a civil lawsuit against one or more parties for causing your injuries. We can help you work through the legal process and get your life back after a serious construction site accident. Please call (623) 847-7117 to speak to an experienced attorney today.