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Construction Site Injuries: What to Do if You’re Injured as A Pedestrian or Visitor

Valdes March 12, 2023

All construction sites come with an intrinsic level of danger, and accidents can easily occur when proper precautions and procedures are not in place. Our experienced personal attorneys at The Law Offices of Gold, Albanese & Barletti, LLC have represented many clients who sustained construction site injuries involving falling objects, tripping and falling over materials and other mishaps. Whether you were injured while walking by or visiting a construction site, our skilled legal team is well-versed in how to effectively investigate the facts of a case to determine fault and liability.

Causes Of Construction Site Injuries

Falling debris is one of the leading causes of construction site injuries to workers, pedestrians, bystanders and visitors. Although barricades are often put in place to keep pedestrians at a safe distance from construction sites, sometimes they are improperly placed and walkers are hit by falling objects. Individuals can also suffer construction site injuries from falling tools, equipment like large cranes, and defective machinery. It is quite easy to trip over materials or fall into ditches or holes that are not properly marked. It’s also vital to require all visitors to wear hard hats, advise them of how to take precautions and post clear warning signs on the site.

Filing a Construction Site Injury Claim

Construction site injuries can lead to costly medical bills, time spent off work, emotional distress and other long-term consequences. A construction company may liable for an injury that happens due to negligence on the site. If you’ve sustained construction site injuries, you must prove that the company had a duty of care to keep the construction area a safe, that they breached that duty, and that the breach caused you injury or harm.

Proving negligence in any personal injury claim can be tricky. That’s why it’s vital to contact an experienced construction site injury attorney who has extensive experience in handling these types of claims. A knowledgeable attorney will make sure that the insurance company or owner of the construction company provides maximum compensation for your injuries. Too often, insurance companies try to offer inadequate settlements or even deny claims altogether.

An experienced personal injury legal team will thoroughly investigate the incident, negotiate with insurance companies and give you the legal support you need while you focus on healing. If your injury was caused by defective tools, equipment, or other machinery, you may be entitled to pursue a third-party products liability lawsuit as well.

Contact Us

If you’ve suffered construction site injuries or have lost a loved one in a construction site accident, our experienced personal injury attorneys can help. If you’re a worker who has been hurt on the job, our seasoned workers’ comp lawyers can help you get the full benefits to which you are entitled. Call The Law Offices of Gold, Albanese & Barletti, LLC, or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

Contact Gold, Albanese & Barletti, LLC

Whether you’ve been injured at work, in an automobile accident, or due to medical malpractice – you deserve justice and fair compensation for your injuries. Since 1997, the personal injury attorneys of Gold, Albanese & Barletti have established a legacy of justice for our clients. We will work tirelessly on your behalf to get maximum compensation for your injuries. There are no upfront legal fees and we don’t get paid unless you win your case.

Our firm is licensed and admitted to municipal, state, federal and appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. Since 1997, we have helped thousands of clients and established a track record of success across a wide array of legal practice areas.