Too frequently we hear stories of a construction accident that has either
taken lives or seriously injured workers often through no fault of their
own. The physical injuries can be severe and lead to financial destruction
for workers and their families due to time away from work and lost wages.
The emotional strain can also bring a crushing blow to those who don’t
know where to turn.
Companies Don’t Always Provide a Safe Workplace
Companies are duty bound to follow the Occupational Safety and Health Administration
(OSHA) regulations to prevent accidents from happening in the first place.
OSHA was created to provide a safe work environment for construction workers
who are exposed to injury and death on a daily basis. However, despite
OSHA regulations, some companies still continue to expose their workers
to unnecessary workplace risks. Examples of some of the many hazards construction
workers face are the following:
- Defective and improperly assembled scaffolding
- Poor safety equipment and training
- Improperly maintained and unsafe operation of heavy equipment
Oregon Construction Workers Have Legal Protection
Construction workers injured in Oregon are protected by OSHA regulations
and Oregon’s Employer Liability Law. This law requires construction
companies engaged in work involving risk and danger to utilize every device,
care and precaution feasible in the workplace to prevent injury. Yet,
many construction injuries and accidents are frequently linked to job
sites involving multiple construction companies. Due to multiple potentially
responsible parties, these cases are complex and are best handled by experienced
Construction Injury and Accident Lawyers. These skilled professionals understand the importance of acting quickly
to interview witnesses and preserve important evidence in order to determine
the responsible party.
Construction Injury Trial Attorneys
Experienced in Helping Construction Accident Victims
At Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC, our Portland-based construction
injury trial attorneys are experienced at representing people who have
suffered construction injuries or who have been hurt on a construction site.
I encourage anyone who has suffered a construction injury in Washington
or Oregon or who’s loved one was injured on a construction site
to please contact our firm to discuss your potential case.