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Construction Accident Attorneys in Phoenix, AZ

Construction sites are rife with hazards. According to the United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety & Health Administration:

  • Out of 4,206 worker fatalities in private industry in 2010, 774, or 18% were in construction
  • The leading causes of worker deaths on construction sites:
  • Slip and Falls
  • Electrocution
  • Struck by object
  • Caught in-between
  • These were responsible for nearly 3 out of five (56%) construction worker deaths in 2010

If you were injured at the workplace, on a construction site, and your employer negligently violated safety standards, you may seek compensation in an Arizona personal injury lawsuit. It is the duty of your employer to maintain a safe and compliant worksite. The Arizona personal injury law firm of Wattel and York aggressively protects the rights of injured construction workers.

The Top 10 Most Frequently Cited OSHA Standards Violated in 2011:

  1. Scaffolding
  2. Fall protection
  3. Hazard communication standard
  4. Respiratory protection
  5. Control of hazardous energy
  6. Electrical, wiring methods
  7. Powered industrial trucks
  8. Ladders
  9. Electrical systems design
  10. Machine guarding

Construction accidents can result in many different types of minor and major injuries.  These injuries that are caused by construction accidents can range in severity, all the way from very minor injuries (bruising, scratches, shallow cuts, abrasions, lacerations, sprains and strains, broken bones) to much more major and even life threatening injuries.  Some of the more serious injuries that can be the result of a construction accident are as follows:

Protecting Your Rights After Construction Injuries:

When an individual is injured on the job, and the employer failed to use ordinary care by performing an act or omitting to perform an act, the employer was negligent. Negligence occurs when:

  • The employer fails to exercise reasonable care that a reasonably careful person would under the same or similar circumstances, or, when
  • The employer acts in a way that a reasonable person would not act under the circumstances

For example, if you were working on the construction job and your employer was aware that there were live, dangerous dangling wires but failed to take ordinary action – in this case fixing the problem by cutting off the electrical source, as well as cordoning off the area so that workers would not go near the wires and place their lives at risk – and if you were injured by those live wires, you would clearly have a case of negligence to pursue. Why?

  • In short, because the employer has a duty to his or her employees to keep the property safe.
  • By not taking action, the employer violated the duty
  • As a result of the employer’s violation of the duty, construction injuries resulted
  • Finally, if the injury was something that was a reasonably foreseeable result, or consequence of the actions act or failure to act

A Complimentary Case Evaluation with Phoenix Personal Injury Attorneys Wattel & York:

The Arizona personal injury attorneys at Wattel & York are aggressive, successful and proactive plaintiff’s rights attorneys representing clients in Phoenix, Chandler, Glendale, Tucson, Yuma and throughout the state. We also have offices in Washington and California. When an individual is harmed as a result of the actions of another, our Phoenix injury attorneys a Wattel & York believe that the responsible party should be held accountable. Having successfully represented more than 13,000 claims over the years, Phoenix, AZ construction accident attorneys Wattel & York have the experience, legal skill and focus to help you in your claim. To schedule a complimentary consultation, contact our office by calling 877-333-9545 or fill out the internet form

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Our Locations

Arizona

Chandler

2175 N. Alma School Rd #B-107
Chandler, AZ 85224

P (480) 222-2020

Glendale

4901 W. Glendale Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85301

P (623) 937-5280

Phoenix

2942 N. 24th Street
Suite 114-668

Phoenix, AZ 85016

P (602) 424-7448

Tucson

2524 West Ruthrauff Road, Suite 216
Tucson, AZ 85705

P (520) 352-0183

Yuma

1102 S. 4th Avenue
Yuma AZ, 85364

P (928) 329-1300

California

Newport Beach

260 Newport Center Drive
Suite 100

Newport Beach, CA 92660

P (310) 540-6851

Washington

Fircrest

6314 19th Street West
Suite 15

Fircrest, WA 98466

P (253) 471-1075

Disclaimer: David Wattel and Michael York are licensed attorneys in Arizona only. Washington cases are handled in the firm's Washington office only, by lawyers admitted to practice in Washington.

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