Individuals who suffer injuries at a construction site may be able to recover compensation for their damages. Depending on the accident’s circumstances, New Hampshire construction site plaintiffs may file negligence, defective product, or wrongful death claim. Construction accidents often involve the interplay of various statutes. It is essential that injury victims or their loved ones contact an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss their rights and remedies.
The United States Department of Labor created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to ensure safe working conditions by developing and enforcing standards, training, education, and assistance. Although the law requires construction site managers to abide by OSHA regulations, the rules and regulations are ignored in many situations. Dismissing these crucial standards can lead to serious safety concerns and injuries for those walking or driving near the construction site.
The most common types of New Hampshire construction site accidents involve slip and falls, structural collapses, toxic material spills, electrical shocks, explosions, equipment accidents, vehicle collisions, and crane accidents. Unlike construction site workers who have experience handling defective equipment or dangerous conditions and are equipped with safety gear, those passing by construction sites are at a heightened risk for serious injuries.