Construction Site Incidents
Although in recent years commercial and residential construction has declined as a result of the bust of the real estate market, this has obviously not stopped new construction. In fact, because some of the larger and more well-known construction companies have chosen not to get involved in the financially-riskier projects, lower end outfits of general contractors and sub-contractors have seen opportunities flourish.
Unfortunately, with new companies getting into the industry, safety standards have seriously declined. From unsafe blasting and concrete pumping operations to the complete structural failure of a building, construction workers are taking their lives into their own hands every time they step onto a job site. Many times, they are maimed and/or paralyzed because a fellow subcontractor negligent operated heavy equipment like a crane, front-loader, or backhoe. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration provides a series of construction site regulations designed for the safety of the workers as well as the public.
At The Ellsley Law Firm, we investigate all potentially liable parties and attempt to make a determination very early on as to which are the most responsible. We generally retain an architect, a structural engineer, and code enforcement expert in order to determine how the tragedy occurred and what industry standards and regulations were ignored.
We will not allow a reckless company to escape from its obligations to the victim.