Whether you’re working in a construction zone near a roadway or driving through, there are many hazards associated with these workspaces due to the heavy machinery, building materials, and the drivers passing through. Understanding the dangers is essential to avoid them. However, others may not take the necessary precautions, which can lead to severe injuries. If you were injured due to a construction site near a roadway, you shouldn’t have to suffer in silence. A Houston construction accident lawyer can help you get the justice you deserve.
What Can Cause Construction Site Injuries?
Generally, construction site accidents are the result of negligence on the behalf of site managers, workers, or the drivers passing through.
Site managers are responsible for ensuring the safety and security of the site. This includes setting up property safety precautions around the work zone, like ample lighting, barriers, and signs indicating that there is construction ahead. This helps alert drivers to potential dangers. Similarly, they must train employees to handle the machinery they’re using and provide proper personal protective equipment and adequate break time. Failure to do so can result in fatigue, leading to accidents from workers.
However, workers can also be negligent. Misusing equipment and failing to take the necessary precautions to ensure safety can injure other workers and passing drivers. For example, if they try to move too much material at once in order to avoid making a second trip, it can fall off the machine and injure those below.
Those who work on these sites aren’t the only people who can cause accidents, as those passing through can be negligent. Drivers who do not follow the posted signs to slow down, change lanes, or drive recklessly through the site can injure other drivers and workers. For example, if someone is not paying attention, they may miss the sign indicating an upcoming lane closure. This means they can crash into or through the barrier, injuring the construction crew in the process.
Can an Attorney Help Me?
If injured on a construction site due to the actions of a negligent site manager, worker, or driver, ensuring you contact an attorney as soon as possible is crucial to getting the compensation you deserve for the injuries sustained.
Though you may see it as an unfortunate accident, ensuring the negligent party is held responsible for the damage they’ve caused is paramount. After all, they should not be allowed to injure another person in the same way in the future.
When you need assistance getting financial compensation for the injuries you’ve sustained at the hands of a negligent party, the Gonzalez Law Group is here to help. Our dedicated team of legal professionals will do everything possible to help you receive the best possible outcome for your circumstances. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.