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Construction Accident Lawyer

Any construction worker can tell you that their job is extremely dangerous. From uneven surfaces to heavy machinery to the presence of live wires, a construction site hosts all kinds of hazards. Although state and federal laws require construction companies and property owners to follow strict safety protocols, accidents still happen frequently.

Thousands of construction workers suffer catastrophic injuries each year, and some don’t survive. A construction employee’s life could be changed forever because of an employer cutting corners to save money on safety gear, an untrained worker using equipment they shouldn’t, or a malfunctioning piece of equipment.

If you have been hurt in a construction accident, you have legal options. Call The Joel Bieber Firm today to speak with an experienced construction accident lawyer. Get free consultation.

Our Construction Accident Lawyers Handle All Types of Construction Site Accidents

No matter what kind of construction site accident you were involved in, construction accident attorneys from The Joel Bieber Firm can handle your construction accident case. We are fully prepared to conduct an independent investigation into the cause of your accident and hold the negligent party or parties responsible.

We work to get you the maximum compensation after accidents like:

  • Brazing accidents and welding injuries
  • Building collapse, structural failure, and scaffolding accidents
  • Crane accidents, forklift accidents, and injuries caused by heavy equipment
  • Cutting and crushing accidents
  • Accidents caused by malfunctioning or defective equipment and tools
  • Electrical accidents and gas explosions
  • Dangerous or defective equipment accidents
  • Nail gun, punch press, or ladder injuries

No matter how your injury occurred, we are on your side. We represent injured workers and fight to ensure that site owners, construction companies, contractors, and engineers who are negligent about safety are held accountable for their actions.

Establishing Liability After a Construction Accident

Construction, from excavation to erecting buildings and even painting the exterior, is fraught with hazards. Because this is such a dangerous type of job, state and federal governments have established many laws to regulate the profession and make it as safe as possible.

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) holds contractors, site owners, and foremen to strict standards for safety and assesses heavy fines and other punishments for parties that flout these standards.

OSHA regulations and state and federal laws may also indicate which party is liable for your accident and therefore responsible for compensating you for your injuries and other losses. Some of the most common at-fault parties after a construction accident include:

Construction Site Owners and General Contractors

The owner of a construction site and the general contractor have a duty to ensure that their employees have a safe working environment. Each state has its own statute that directs contractors and property owners to provide reasonable protection for workers and to ensure that their lives and safety are adequately protected.

If any potential dangers could cause someone harm, then the site owner or construction company owner has an obligation to step in and correct them, whether it’s purchasing additional safety gear, replacing dangerous equipment, or engaging in extra training.


Workers on a construction site may not all be employed by the general contractor responsible for completing the job. Often, a general contractor company will subcontract specific work, like masonry, electrical, or plumbing, to a specialty subcontractor.

A subcontractor working at a job site must adhere to the same OSHA and other safety regulations as the general contractor. This includes electricians, who must follow the right protocols for hot wires, or a mechanic, who must follow lock-out/tag-out processes when repairing or installing HVAC equipment.

Architects and Engineers

The architect or engineer designing the structure may also share in the responsibility for the accident. For example, suppose the design is fundamentally unsafe, and there is a building collapse or dangerous structural issue. In that case, the party who created the initial design could be liable for construction injuries.

Construction Equipment Manufacturers and Repairmen

Dangerous heavy machinery and tools abound on construction sites; each carries its own dangers even when working properly. However, if the equipment has a defect that makes it unsafe or if it wasn’t repaired correctly, then the manufacturer of the tool or the repair company may be liable for injuries that occur when using it.

Common Construction Site Accident Injuries

Construction accident injuries can happen from head to toe. Even with the right safety equipment, such as hard hats, harnesses, gloves, and steel-toed boots, workers can still suffer permanent injury after an accident.

These are the most common injuries after a construction accident:

  • Concussions, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), or skull fractures
  • Facial damage, including vision loss or missing teeth
  • Hearing loss
  • Fractures and broken bones
  • Crushing injuries and internal organ damage
  • Spine, back, and neck injuries, including partial or total paralysis

These aren’t the only kinds of injuries that a construction worker can suffer. And many victims experience multiple injuries, requiring surgery or months of physical therapy to recover from.

Tragically, dozens of construction workers die every year from preventable accidents. If this happened to your loved one, speak with a construction accident lawyer from The Joel Bieber Firm about filing a wrongful death suit.

The Benefits of Working with an Experienced Construction Accident Lawyer

At The Joel Bieber Firm, our construction accident lawyers have specific knowledge of the safety regulations for construction sites set forth by OSHA and the requirements for contractors, subcontractors, and construction companies in your state.

Our deep understanding of the nuances of these laws and regulations means we know when companies are following the law — and when they aren’t!

Thanks to our aggressive, tenacious approach to litigation after a construction site accident, we have secured millions of dollars in settlements for our clients, holding those negligent parties to justice. Our record of success speaks for itself.

Do You Need Legal Representation After a Construction Site Accident?

If you or a loved one has been hurt after a preventable construction site accident, we can help. Contact The Joel Bieber Firm today for a free case review with a knowledgeable construction accident lawyer.