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Milwaukee Construction Injury Lawyer

Common Causes

The Milwaukee area is a large city with ongoing construction projects. More projects mean more jobs, and that is always good for the economy. However, the downside to any building boom is an increase in construction-related injuries. Those who work on a construction site are exposed to significant hazardous conditions on a daily basis, including working with heavy equipment, power tools, maneuvering at great heights, and the risk of structural collapse.

Falls are the most common cause of injuries sustained on construction sites. Improperly placed ladders and scaffolding, uneven or slippery surfaces, and falls between levels often result in bruises and broken bones. However, falls can cause more serious conditions that include paralysis, brain injury, organ damage, and even death. Additionally, electrocution, falling debris, heavy equipment, and power tool accidents are common causes of construction-site injuries.

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OSHA (The Occupational Safety and Health Administration) is the regulatory agency for construction site safety. This is the agency that helps to enforce the many laws and regulations that are supposed to be followed to ensure the safety of construction workers. If you or your loved one has been injured in a construction accident caused by disregard for these industry regulations, defective equipment, inadequate training, or negligence, you should reach out to an experienced Milwaukee construction injury lawyer.

Construction site injuries range from very minor to catastrophic, and frequently result in death. It is not unusual for a construction worker to suffer spinal cord damage, broken bones, serious burns, or amputation. Those who are injured are often permanently disabled, leaving them unable to work or provide for themselves or their families.

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Some construction workers are limited by law and are only allowed to collect workers’ compensation for their injuries. However, in many cases, these same workers can recover damages from other responsible parties other than their employer. If an injury is at least partly caused by product liability or negligence, the injured party may be able to file a personal injury claim.

When any worker is injured due to something other than job safety, he or she may be able to recoup damages from the owner of the site, the general contractor, or the equipment manufacturer. Responsible parties may be held liable for damages, including loss of wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.

The best way to ensure you understand all of your options after being involved in a construction site accident is to speak with us at Shea Law Group. Our Milwaukee construction injury lawyers have extensive experience in these types of cases and will work closely with you to help you collect the compensation you are entitled to.

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Several different parties may be liable for one construction accident, including the construction site owner, engineering or architectural professionals, construction managers, contractors, and manufacturers of equipment and machinery. When an accident results in a serious injury, it is extremely important to contact a knowledgeable Milwaukee attorney to discuss your options. Don’t place your family’s financial future at risk because of someone else’s negligence or carelessness.

If you or someone you love has suffered a construction related injury, call our experienced team at Shea Law Group at 1 (877)-365-0040 and book a free consultation today. We are here to help.