Construction Sites

Construction Sites are particularly dangerous places.  Whether it is rickety scaffolding, an uncovered manhole, or unsafe operation of equipment, there are countless dangerous situations that arise in these areas.  Given that construction sites are inherently dangerous, it is all the more important that contractors abide by the law and applicable safety regulations to ensure that workers and the public are not exposed to any greater harm than is necessary.  When they don’t, folks get hurt and insurance is typically available to compensate those that are injured and their families.

There are two different types of claims in Iowa generally that arise from construction site accidents.  One is when a worker or other employee is injured on the job.  In these instances, workers compensation claims exist to compensate the worker for his or her injuries.  For a further explanation on workers comp, click here. The other type of claim is referred to as a third party, liability, or negligence claim that can be available to workers or other members of the public if someone is inured due to the fault of a third party.  These are situations where someone who is not with the same company as the injured party causes the injury in some fashion.  For example, a child walks onto a construction site that is not secured and falls in a big hole and gets hurt; or a welder is on his break and a driver for the lumber company hits him with the truck pulling into the construction area for a delivery.

Construction Site accidents can occur at major construction sites such as a skyscraper but those are certainly not the only areas where these accidents occur.  In fact, many of the construction accidents that occur in Iowa happen at other locations such as:
  • Construction of a new house;
  • Remodeling of an office or residential property;
  • A new industrial development;
  • A interstate or other roadway project;
  • Working on an electrical line or sewer system.
Construction accidents are another form of accident that often result in catastrophic or life threatening injuries.  They need to be properly investigated and all potential claims and responsible parties considered.    The more serious the injury, the more important it is to have the right legal team investigating the circumstances and making the claim.  GRL Law when good people need GReat Lawyers.

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