Construction Site Accident
Construction Safety

What are the top Reasons for Construction Site Accidents?

Construction sites are often hazardous work environments, and accidents can happen due to various reasons, including human error, equipment failure, and unsafe working conditions. Accidents on construction sites can be caused by equipment failure and unsafe working conditions. Heavy machinery and equipment used on construction sites can malfunction, leading to accidents that can cause injuries or fatalities.  Regular maintenance and inspections can minimize the risks associated with equipment failure. Additionally, unsafe working conditions, such as poor lighting, lack of proper safety equipment, and inadequate ventilation can increase the risk of accidents.  Construction companies have the responsibility to provide a safe working environment for their construction workers, which should adhere to industry standards and regulations. What are the Fatal Four Construction

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How to File a Construction Injury Claim?

Our civilization cannot function without the construction industry since it helps build infrastructure and shapes our surroundings. Workers are often exposed to a variety of risks and perils, making it a job that is inherently dangerous. Worker injuries in the construction industry can vary from small mishaps to serious mishaps with potentially fatal results. In these situations, filing a construction injury claim is essential for obtaining justice, financial assistance, and other benefits for injured employees and their families. What is a Construction Injury Claim? A construction injury claim is the legal procedure used by an injured construction worker to pursue financial, emotional, and bodily damages because of an accident or injury sustained while working. It is a procedure that enables

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Get the Right Representation from a Construction Site Accidents Lawyer

Construction site accidents are an unfortunate reality, and navigating the complex legal landscape can be daunting. If you or a loved one has been involved in a construction accident in Seattle, hiring a skilled construction site accident lawyer is crucial to securing the compensation you deserve. In this blog post, we’ll explore the various types of construction accidents, the laws and regulations governing them, the importance of identifying liable parties, and the compensation options available to injured workers. Let’s dive in! Short Summary Understanding Construction Site Accidents in Seattle Working in the construction industry presents a range of potential risks to workers, contractors, and even passersby if safety protocols are not adhered to. In Seattle, the most common types of

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The Most Common Construction Injuries

What are Construction Site Injuries? Construction work is one of the most dangerous industries, which presents a daily risk for construction injuries. With this industry being very physical, workers are often required to use powerful machinery, climb to great heights or work along the road where traffic accidents can take place.  Falls, trench collapse, scaffold collapse, electrocutions, and a lack of personal protective equipment present potentially hazardous situations for construction workers. As a result, accidents are a common event leading to injuries such as broken bones, head injuries, spinal cord injuries, and many more. Causes of Construction Site Injuries on Sites Falls The most common construction site injuries are caused by falls. A worker can fall from a building, scaffolding,

A fatal crane collapse shows failure of safety procedures

On April 27th, 2019, four people lost their lives when a crane tower fell onto one of the busiest streets in Seattle.  Several others were injured and rushed to the local trauma hospital. What is becoming apparent is that the crane fell because short-cuts were taken. Short-cuts that should never have occurred. Experts weigh in on fatal crane collapse First, many have demanded to know: why wasn’t Mercer Street, a main roadway in and out of Seattle,  not closed for construction? According to reporter Chris Daniels at KING5, only one of the five contractors involved in a fatal crane collapse requested a street closure during the crane’s disassembly – Valley Street. Mercer Street remained open. Others have suggested that the

In Seattle, sunshine + construction = pedestrian danger

This time of year is beautiful in Seattle. Warm weather and clear skies mean more pedestrians, as Seattleites hit the streets for fresh air and exercise. Meanwhile, Seattle is in the midst of a big construction boom. You don’t have to walk far to see a new apartment building going up, or one of the dozen or so massive cranes parked downtown. Construction is dangerous.  Developers are allowed to shut down a sidewalk in front of a construction project. The closure should be brief and have a clear purpose. There should be a safe, convenient route around the job site. But that doesn’t always happen. Signs around projects aren’t clear, and people don’t know where to walk; A closure starts


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