Attorneys for Injured Construction Workers and Their Families in Montana and Wyoming
Working in construction is one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), far more individuals die working in the construction industry each year than in any other sector, and each year hundreds of thousands of construction workers are forced to seek medical attention for job-related injuries.
If you have been injured on a construction site or a loved one has been killed working construction in Montana or Wyoming, our lawyers can help you secure maximum compensation for your losses. We are aggressive and trial-ready lawyers who are committed to maximizing our clients’ financial recoveries. Construction accident cases can be complicated and numerous parties can potentially be at fault, so it is important not to entrust your case to just anyone. With more than 40 years of combined experience negotiating settlements and winning jury verdicts at trial, our lawyers are uniquely qualified to help you secure the compensation you deserve.
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Leading Causes of Serious and Fatal Injuries in Construction
When you work in construction, you face risks in virtually everything you do. From driving on the highway to working in close proximity to exposed wiring or flying debris, if you are on the clock, there is a chance that you could suddenly and unexpectedly suffer a life-changing injury. According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the five most-common causes of serious and fatal injuries among construction workers are:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Falling from heights (including falls from roofs, ladders and scaffolding)
- Being struck by debris, falling tools and other flying objects
- Being caught in or between moving and stationary objects (such as being pinned by a reversing truck or buried under a load of dirt or gravel)
Other common factors in serious and fatal construction accidents include:
- Inadequate hazard communication and safety compliance
- Lack of access to respiratory protection
- Lack of access to eye and face protection
- Missing guards on power tools, equipment and heavy machinery
- Negligent operation of forklifts and other heavy machinery
- Negligent supervision of employees and hiring inexperienced workers
- Use of dangerous, defective and poorly-maintained tools and safety equipment
With each of these types of accidents, securing compensation starts with identifying the party (or parties) that are responsible. Depending upon the circumstances involved, contractors, subcontractors, property owners, product manufacturers, architects, engineers, and various other parties could all potentially be to blame. Our attorneys have decades of experience handling construction accident cases in Montana and Wyoming. We can quickly conduct a thorough investigation and legal analysis in order to determine who should be held accountable for your losses.
Speak with a Construction Accident Lawyer in Montana or Wyoming
Consulting a lawyer soon after your accident will give you the best chance to secure maximum compensation for your construction accident losses. To speak with a lawyer at Ragain & Clark, PC in confidence, please call 406-651-8888 or request a free initial consultation online now.