Rhode Island Construction Site Injury Attorney
Construction Accidents & Your Rights
Construction sites are inherently dangerous places. Workers must deal with heavy machinery, heights, electricity, potentially toxic chemicals and complex tools. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), construction workers accounted for one in five workplace fatalities in 2015. It is important for construction workers to be provided with reasonably safe work environments, in spite of the nature of their work. At Sands Law Offices, we work with the most experienced construction site negligence law firms in the area. We are committed to helping construction site workers in Warwick and across Rhode Island who have suffered serious worksite injuries. We have over two decades of legal experience and fight tirelessly for our clients’ rights.
If you were injured while working on a construction site, you may be entitled to compensation. Call (401) 297-2816 to discuss your options.
Common Construction Site Injuries in Warwick, RI
Many construction site injuries can be avoided by proper site preparation. Improperly constructed or secured scaffolding, for example, may cause a serious fall that could have otherwise been avoided. Negligently maintained equipment may malfunction, causing catastrophic injuries to a worker. A careless site foreman may allow safety violations that lead to preventable accidents.
The following are the most common types of construction site accidents:
- Struck by falling, swinging or flying objects
- Caught-in or caught between equipment
- Structure collapse
Additional accidents include:
- Scaffolding accidents
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
- Construction vehicle accidents
- Equipment malfunction
- Saw, nail gun and other tool-related injuries
Construction accident claims can be complex due to workers’ compensation laws, but the right attorney can properly represent your rights to seek maximum benefits on your behalf. This may include money for medical care, lost wages while you are unable to work, and even continuing support if you are left disabled. Let a Warwick construction accident lawyer handle every aspect of your claim so you can focus your energy on healing and spending time with loved ones.
Call (401) 297-2816 to talk about your Warwick construction site injury claim during a free consultation.