Ohio Construction Accidents
Construction Sites are Among the Most Hazardous Places to Work
Ohio construction accident attorneys aggressively represent injured construction workers and site visitors throughout the state
Even the best-operated construction site can be like a minefield for workers and visitors. Those who are responsible for the oversight and maintenance of construction sites and equipment understand that falls, collapsed or upended cranes, scaffolding failures, machinery accidents, and a long list of other hazards are common to construction sites. The responsibility to keep site accidents from occurring requires that owners, general superintendents, and foremen scrupulously enforce safety rules, comply fully with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) regulations, and inspect the site and equipment regularly to ensure compliance with both federal and state laws
At CPW Law, our Ohio construction accident lawyers have obtained millions of dollars in settlements and jury verdicts for clients who sustained serious construction injuries, as well as for families whose loved ones died in their accidents. We fight to obtain for our clients and their families full compensation for their losses when injury or death results from negligence at construction sites. Trust us to represent you with attention, compassion, and skill.
Common construction accidents
Our attorneys represent non-employees, such as pedestrians or subcontractors, who are not entitled to workers’ compensation. Some of the most common accidents CPW Law’s Ohio construction accident lawyers handle include:
- Falls from scaffolds. Many construction workers’ lives depend on the proper construction and installation of scaffolding. When a weak or improperly designed scaffold sways, workers may fall from it. Not only the impact of the fall can cause injury; the ground below the scaffold is often littered with construction debris that contributes to it. Workers who survive a fall from scaffolding may suffer permanent disability.
- Falls from ladders. Commercial ladders at construction sites may cause serious accidents. For example, the clamps that lock the sections of an extension ladder together may fail, causing it to fold in two and crush the person on it, or causing them to fall to the ground. Workers who ascend ladders while carrying light objects with large surfaces may be thrown from them when the wind causes the object they are holding to act as a large sail.
- Accidents related to defective machinery and equipment. These may include accidents that were the result of improperly designed or maintained construction equipment, such as crane accidents, forklift accidents, and backhoe accidents.
- Accidents caused by construction vehicles entering or exiting a construction side. These include pedestrians being run over, construction workers being struck or even vehicles that are driving near the site being struck by construction vehicles.
- Electric shock. Any time you mix heavy machinery, electricity and water – most of which abound on construction sites – the risk of danger increases. A downed power line poses a threat to both workers and non-employees, and electrical overloads can shock workers or cause power outages throughout the area, putting others at risk.
- Fires and explosions. Construction sites which use flammable HAZMAT materials alongside heavy machinery may see an increased risk of a fire or an explosion. Demolition work can also lead to fires, especially when HAZMAT or gas lines are involved. An explosion can cause nearby buildings to shake, leading to an increased risk of being hit by falling debris, and can crack roadways. Fires can spread easily if not contained right away.
Place your confidence in an Ohio law firm with a proven track record
Your construction accident case is important to us. The attorneys at CPW Law are experienced in obtaining justice and compensation for people who are injured on unsafe construction sites. Our Ohio construction accident lawyers have handled complex personal injury cases throughout Ohio. Please call us at 877-686-8879, or fill out our contact form to schedule a no-obligation consultation. We have five Ohio law offices located in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Chesterland, and Chagrin Falls.