Construction sites are dangerous work environments full of hazards and potential for disaster. Simple errors in judgment, defective equipment, and falls from high areas are common construction site accidents that can have fatal consequences. Explosion injuries, electrocutions, and injuries from falling debris are more examples of the hazards present at many Missouri construction sites.
Missouri construction site workers should be aware of safety precautions they need to take to stay safe. However, it is the job of the construction site manager to maintain the site and meet all safety expectations. Unfortunately, this does not always happen and workers are then exposed to dangers that can lead to debilitating and even fatal injury.
Cases involving construction site accidents in Missouri can be quite complex. It is important to seek assistance from a Missouri construction accident lawyer when putting together your case. Depending on the size and sophistication of the construction project, a variety of parties may be held responsible for construction site injuries, including landowners, contractors, managers, and equipment suppliers.
Who is Liable for an Accident on a Large Scale Construction Project?
Larger scale projects have greater legal responsibility. They tend to have greater control over the premises and construction site managers to ensure site safety. Responsibility is delegated to contractors and engineers for individual smaller projects with the larger spectrum of the job, and these individual entities can be held liable for their involvement in the accident.
In the state of Missouri, construction companies and contractors are required to have insurance policies that cover premises and property liability, worker’s compensation, and commercial general liability. Safety regulations under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 apply to construction sites as well, and violations of these regulations may support a claim for a construction site injury.
If your or someone you love has been the victim of a construction site injury in the state of Missouri, the Law Office of Mike Campbell can help. Our legal team is experienced in Missouri construction site law and is dedicated to protecting the rights of every construction site worker. Contact us today for a free, zero-obligation consultation of your case.