Des Moines Construction Site Accident Lawyers
Construction sites can be incredibly dangerous places. In fact, according to the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, almost 4,000 people every year are wrongfully killed in construction site accidents. Unfortunately, many of these accidents could have been prevented were it not for the negligence of the employer, work site manager, or third party vendors.
The loss of a loved one is one of the most difficult challenges to face, especially when caused by reckless behavior of another party. The lawyers at LaMarca Law Group, P.C. understand how devastating this can be. We can explain your rights and help you file a wrongful death claim to seek rightful compensation for your loss.
Causes of Construction Site Accidents in Des Moines
Construction sites require extensive safety precautions. When these are not taken, innocent people may suffer the consequences. Some common causes of wrongful death at Des Moines construction sites include:
- Improper training for employees
- Faulty equipment
- Presence of airborne toxins
- Unstable work surfaces
- Faulty electrical wiring
- Inappropriate use of ladders and hoists
- Inadequate scaffolding
If someone you love has suffered wrongful death due to negligent behavior at a construction site, you may be suffering from severe emotional trauma as well as fear of financial security. The experienced construction site accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. in Des Moines are dedicated to help you and your family in the process of pursuing legal action against the responsible parties.
Contact a Des Moines Construction Site Accident Lawyer Today
The lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. have experience handling cases of wrongful death, and are prepared to help you pursue justice and compensation for your loss. Please contact our Des Moines offices at (515) 225-2600 to speak with a construction site accident lawyer today.
Construction Site Accident FAQs
What is considered a construction site accident?
Construction site accidents occur because of the unpredictable and dangerous nature of the elements that make up a construction site. Unfinished wiring, various tools and machinery, scattered construction materials, elevated working platforms, and many more dangers come with the territory of construction sites. Construction companies and property owners are responsible for making sure that a construction site is as safe as it can be for workers and passersby. Sites are supposed to be adequately marked with warning, caution, and hazard signs to let others know to be careful. If a construction worker or passerby is injured or killed due to an element of the construction site they may be entitled to compensation. The attorneys of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C. are dedicated to helping victims of construction site accidents get the compensation they need.
Is my employer liable for my loved one’s death in a construction site accident?
Construction companies or property owners that employ construction workers are responsible for making sure workers are as safe as possible. This means making sure that workers are adequately trained, aware of safety procedures, have access to safety equipment, and using properly functioning tools and machinery. Employers are responsible for making sure hazardous areas are marked with warning signs, machines are functioning correctly, walkways are clear, and structure properly assembled. If employers neglect these responsibilities and an employee gets hurt or dies on site, they are liable, and you as a loved one may be entitled to financial compensation. The attorneys of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C. are here to help you fight for the compensation you need.
What should I do if I am injured in a construction site accident?
If you are injured in a construction site accident as an employee you should report the accident to your employer, do your best to document your injuries and the scene of the accident, document your employer’s response and following actions, seek medical attention for diagnosis, and contact a LaMarca Law Group, P.C. personal injury attorney. Our attorneys are very familiar with the process of receiving workers compensation and we will do all we can to fight for adequate compensation while ensuring that your rights are protected. If you are a passerby that was hurt on a construction site, document your injuries and the scene of the accident, report the hazard to protect others from being hurt in the same way, seek medical attention for diagnosis, and contact a personal injury attorney of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C.