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Construction Accidents and Dangerous Work Conditions

By Miller Law Firm  Jun. 28, 2011 4:34p

The opportunities for accidents occurring on a construction site are numerous because of the many potentially dangerous situations that exist. Workers on a daily basis must deal with heavy machinery, tools, equipment, falling debris, climb heights, deal with electrical installations and so forth; any one of these can pose a danger leading to a catastrophic injury or even a wrongful death if proper precautions are not taken.

Your Rights as a Worker

If you are on a work site and are asked to perform a task that you believe is dangerous which may place your safety or health at risk, there are actions you can take. State laws do exist that inform you of what your rights are when confronted with work hazards, one of these being the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act).

If you feel that your life is in danger due to a workplace hazard, you should first communicate the problem to your foreman or employer and if this fails, you can call the emergency line of the U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA (the Occupational Safety & Health Administration) and explain the situation.

OSHA also has a website where you can download complaint forms if your employer gives you a hard time for addressing the hazard. It is wise to place any sort of complaints to both your employer and OSHA in writing to document your concerns and action in case an injury or accident does occur.

Legal Help May Be Necessary

A personal injury attorney will know what the laws are in your state and it is vital to consult with one if you have been injured through someone's carelessness or negligence. If you or someone you care about has been injured in a construction accident in the Sarasota area, you should contact a Bradenton personal injury lawyer immediately.

At Miller Law Firm, we have successfully represented many clients with personal injury claims, including construction accidents. We are aggressive yet compassionate and strive to get our clients the maximum amount possible that will fairly and justly compensate them for the harm done. If the accident was caused by unsafe working conditions or another's negligence or carelessness, financial compensation is deserved to help cover the resulting damages, expenses and lost wages.

Contact a Bradenton construction accident lawyer in our office for a free initial consultation today.

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