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How to Prevent Construction Site Accidents This Summer

Have you or a loved one been a victim of a construction site accident? You may be entitled to payment beyond worker’s compensation benefits. Let the personal injury attorneys at Levine and Wiss investigate and prove your job site injury claim.

A construction site injury can mean many things. Types of injuries include:

-Accidents caused by poorly stored equipment or debris

-Construction vehicle accidents

-Crane accidents

-Electrocution

-Explosions and fires

-Falls from heights

-Forklift accidents

-Injuries caused by falling objects

A construction site accident can happen instantaneously. If you’re unprepared or untrained, you’ll have little to no time to react — even with training avoiding an injury can be difficult. That’s why we’re here with a few simple tips to stay safe on the job.

-Stay alert and look for the risks around you.

-Always clean your workspace thoroughly.

-Utilize the trainings your employer provides.

-Always report hazardous conditions to your employer. If necessary, speak with a union or OSHA representative.

-Maintain your tools and test them before use.

-Adhere to OSHA guidelines.

-ALWAYS wear the appropriate safety gear.

When workers are injured while on the job, many must rely solely on workers’ compensation benefits to live and provide for their family. However, if negligence can be proved against a third party defendant a personal injury claim usually be filed. Examples of third party defendants include: delivery drivers, equipment manufacturers, independent contractors, property owners, and more.

If you or anyone you know has been the victim of a construction site accident, know that you’ll be in capable hands with Levine and Wiss. Contact ustoday to schedule a FREE consultation and learn more about our right to payment: 1-888-GOT-HURT.