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Construction sites are necessary to maintain and improve New Orleans’ roads and buildings, but that doesn’t mean they are always safe for workers, drivers, or pedestrians. Every year, thousands of people suffer serious injuries on Louisiana construction sites. If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries from a construction site accident, contact the Law Office of John W. Redmann, L.L.C. Our New Orleans construction site accident lawyers can help you fight for justice and secure the compensation you need and deserve.

The Most Common Construction Site Accidents

Although each construction site accident is unique, many have elements in common. For example, the circumstances of most construction accidents fall into a few most frequent categories. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the four most common reasons for fatal construction worker accidents are falls, struck-by objects, electrocutions, and caught-in/between objects and equipment. The following are all common construction site accidents that may injure workers or people passing through:

  • Ladder and scaffold accident accidents. Slips, trips, and falls of all kinds are some of the most common accidents on any construction site. Falls can result in spinal cord injuries, head and brain injuries, bone fractures, and a variety of other complications.
  • Transportation and machinery accidents. Runover, rollover, and struck-by vehicle or equipment accidents can happen if the operator isn’t paying enough attention or doesn’t know how to safely operate the equipment.
  • Unsafe construction site accidents. Construction sites aren’t always the safest areas for workers or for bystanders. Hidden trenches, exposed nails, electrical components, heavy machinery, cranes, collapsing structures, and hazardous materials can all result in premises liability accidents and injuries.
  • Repetitive motion/stress incidents. Construction workers may fall prey to injuries relating to repetitive motion, muscle strain, heat stroke, or heat exhaustion. The company is responsible for properly equipping and training workers to prevent these types of accidents.

The site owner’s job is to keep the premises safe. Failure to do so is what causes many of the most common construction site accidents, including building collapses, fires, explosions, falling objects, and exposure to toxic substances such as asbestos. In these cases, injured parties may have the power to file personal injury claims against the owner of the construction site and/or the construction company in charge of site safety. Our New Orleans construction site accident attorneys can help.

What to Do After a Construction Site Accident

Construction site accidents happen more often than you might think. That does not mean, however, that your case isn’t unique-it is! Every case deserves attention from a dedicated New Orleans personal injury lawyer. That’s the only way you can find out for sure who or what caused your accident, as well as how to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Whether you are injured as a construction worker or just a passerby, you have rights in New Orleans and you should exercise them:

As a worker, contact a lawyer before saying yes to a Louisiana Workers’ Compensation settlement. You might be getting less than you deserve. Our accident lawyers can negotiate with the adjusters to obtain what you are owed., as well as seek further recovery through other outlets. You may be able to file a claim against your employer if the company’s negligence contributed to your injuries. You might have grounds to recover through both systems if a third party caused your accident.

As a non-worker, you can bring a claim against the at-fault party’s insurance company in pursuit of compensation. Our New Orleans construction site accident lawyers will help you navigate this terrain to optimize your recovery, helping you understand the full value of your case. With our help, your family can move forward with the compensation that will make that possible after a construction site accident. Find out what your case could be worth during a free consultation with one of the skilled lawyers at the Law Office of John W. Redmann, LLC. Call (504) 500-5000 or contact us online today.