Construction work in Arizona is frequently dangerous. Workers are often interacting with heavy equipment, powerful tools, changing conditions, and hazardous substances. Workers who are injured on the job in Arizona may be entitled to statutory benefits (medical expenses, temporary disability benefits, etc. ) under the Arizona Worker’s Compensation laws. They may also, however, be entitled to being a claim against persons responsible for their injuries.
Below are other leading causes of construction site accidents:
If you have a workers compensation claim, we will direct you to a lawyer who handles such claims. Our office will pursue claims you may have against such third parties as general contractors, property owners, or employers who have not provided workers compensation.
Knowledge of the federal and state safety regulations (such as OSHA) that apply to jobsites is important. If an accident has been caused by the a general contractor by having an unsafe worksite, or a contractor who is not the employer of the injured person, a claim can be made.
Safety is sometimes sacrificed on worksites to increase profits. Working with safety experts, we often find that regulations have been ignored or violated. Violations of this nature can form a solid basis for making claims for the injury or death of a worker. We have also found that some employers take advantage of cheap and unskilled labor in Arizona and have put such workers to work without proper safety training or equipment. This can make for a dangerous condition, with the potential for serious injury and death.
In one such case, a large contractor had recruited a workforce of over 250 employees, 90% of whom were undocumented, and had little training and no safety equipment. Employees were solicited to come from Mexico because the employer knew that undocumented workers were less likely to complain of conditions. On the first day of his new job, a young worker was put atop a tall housing complex to lay sheets of plywood. With no safety equipment, he fell three stories, rendering him a quadriplegic. The contractor took the position that the man must have been a trespasser! The investigation turned up the truth, and the contractor was responsible for the injuries.
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If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction site work accident, contact us online or call us at (602) 648-4045 or (855) MWK-HELP to set up a free confidential consultation to discuss your legal options.