Many of the most devastating accidents in Rhode Island occur on or near construction sites.
The building of residential or commercial properties continues to grow in Rhode Island. Sadly, this increase in construction activity equates to a rise in construction site accidents. There are numerous hazards on a construction site, including heavy machinery, dangerous power tools, scaffolding, ladders, lifts, electrical wires and boxes, construction debris, and falling objects.
Each employer and/or contractor has a legal responsibility to keep their construction sites safe for workers (and passerby’s). Their responsibilities include the implementation and enforcement of safety procedures, the proper maintenance of equipment, and responsible supervision of the workers themselves
Causes of constructions accidents can include, but are not limited to:
- Defective machinery
- Defective or unsafe tools
- Exposed power lines
- Faulty scaffolding or other supports
- Building collapses
- Crane accidents and falls
- Dumpster accidents
- Nail gun accidents
- Compressed gas accidents
- Electrical accidents
- Elevator accidents
- Heavy equipment accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Trenching and excavation accidents
- Chemical exposure
- Transportation accidents
- Welding accidents
- Failure to enforce work-site safety
- Supervision errors
- Communication errors
- Unsafe practices
- Busy, unsafe sites that are unsupervised or poorly coordinated
- Violations of OSHA regulations and other safety standards
Here at Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell, Ltd., we have an impressive record of success. Our true strength comes from our personal commitment to each and every one of our clients. If we are fortunate enough to represent you and your family, we will do everything in our power to help you recover the full amount of compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Contact our law offices today to arrange for a free initial consultation about your claim.