Accidents that don’t involve workers can occur at Connecticut construction sites. Other individuals, such as investors or journalists, may frequently visit a site to report or view the progress of a project. Visitors can sustain injuries if those responsible for the site do not take sufficient care.
Typical construction site accidents
Visitors to sites often experience the same type of construction accidents as workers do if the companies responsible for the area are not careful regarding safety rules and regulations. The injury categories that workers and site visitors can experience are similar. These can include:
- All types of falls
- Being struck by an object
- Getting caught between objects
- Trips and slips
- Fires and explosions
- Ground collapses
- Crane and forklift accidents
- Exposure to toxins and chemicals
- Injuries from demolition debris
Although many workers may understand the inherent risks of working on a construction site, visitors may not. Therefore, those running the construction site must enforce strict rules regarding how and when visitors can be present during construction. Encouraging a culture of safety is essential, but if they are not implemented when visitors are present, the results can be disastrous. All construction sites should have a safety manager who develops rules and ensures that workers and visitors remain safe.
Was the construction site negligent?
Most accidents that occur on construction sites result from negligence on some level, especially when significant personal injuries occur. Injuries at construction sites can range in severity from minor to catastrophic. Death may even occur. Anyone who has sustained injuries from a construction site visit should seek immediate medical attention to prove that their problems directly result from a site accident.
If you or a loved one have sustained injuries at a construction site or if your loved one has died as a result of those injuries, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the construction company responsible for overseeing the area where the incident occurred. A successful claim can help pay for medical treatments, missed wages because of an inability to work and more.