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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Causes of Construction Accidents

It's rarely the case that an accident at a construction site was truly unavoidable. While the true cause of an accident might rest miles from the work site, it's the experience of our construction accident lawyers that negligence is often the root cause of these incidents.

Employers will often allege that it was the injured worker who was negligent, and construction workers are certainly expected to exercise care and caution while on the site. However, these claims are often attempts to obfuscate the reality: the work site was dangerous.

Common causes of construction accidents include:
  • Defective equipment
  • Shoddy wiring, leading to electrical shocks
  • Poorly stored chemicals or other dangerous materials
  • Preventable fires
  • Falling rocks or building materials
To be sure, fault is often not a significant issue in construction accidents. Most states handle construction accidents through the workers' compensation system, and many of these systems are no-fault, meaning you can receive compensation even if you played a role in the accident.

However, a personal injury suit is still possible in some circumstances. In these cases, fault is obviously tremendously important. The Cochran Firm's construction accident lawyers will launch a thorough investigation to determine and prove liability.


If you've been hurt in a construction accident, you should speak to our lawyers and see about getting help with workers' compensation or a personal injury suit. Please contact The Cochran Firm today for a free consultation.

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