Based in Salt Lake City, the personal injury attorneys at The Gooch Firm, P.C. represent Utah and Idaho workers and residents who have suffered injuries in construction site accidents, effectively handling claims involving third parties, dangerous work conditions, and defective tools and equipment. If you or someone you love has been injured in a construction site accident, it is important to retain experienced legal counsel. Third-party liability claims may be complex, but they can significantly increase the amount of compensation available to you. We are dedicated personal injury lawyers, always working to maximize recovery for our clients. Please contact The Gooch Firm, P.C. today for a free initial consultation. We handle personal injury claims on a contingency fee basis, which means that you will not pay attorneys’ fees until we recover money damages on your behalf.
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Although construction companies are required to inspect construction sites and provide safety programs, thousands of workers are injured or killed in construction site accidents every year. Common causes of construction site accidents include:
- Crane accidents, including negligent or reckless operation
- Hazardous waste spills
- Falling scaffolding
- Welding rod accidents
- Loose wires, causing electric shock
- Noise damage
After a construction worker has been injured on the job, filing a workers’ compensation claim is one way to receive compensation for damages; however, in certain situations, the laws of personal injury may allow for additional recovery after an injury has occurred. For example, when a construction site accident occurs, the owners, architects, insurance companies, and manufacturers of equipment can be held responsible for inadequate safety provisions. Also, general contractors and subcontractors are required to maintain a reasonably safe work environment, to warn of hazards inherent to the site or a required task, to hire careful employees, and to supervise compliance with safety specifications.
Manufacturers of construction equipment and building supplies are responsible for designing and producing safe products. However, defective and dangerous products may make their way onto a construction site, such as scaffolding, cranes, power tools, hoists, conveyors, woodworking tools, ladders, bulldozers, and forklifts, among other types of construction equipment.
Construction products usually carry express warranties against defects; however, even express warranties may contain limitations and restrictions. Also, while a product manufacturer is generally strictly liable for damage caused by a defective product, construction equipment, tools, and supplies are often handled by many people; thus, multiple parties may be implicated in products liability claims, potentially making them very complex. We possess the fortitude and legal skill to thoroughly investigate and effectively litigate these claims, thus maximizing your chances for significant recovery.