Oregon Construction Accident Lawyers Explain Workplace Regulation and Risks

Posted By John Coletti || 16-Jan-2014

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.