Construction workers do some of the most dangerous work around and sometimes suffer serious injuries on the job. But even those who are not in the construction industries may be hurt by construction products and machinery around a jobsite.
Types of Pedestrian Jobsite Construction Injuries
Each year pedestrians are injured by falling debris, chemicals, faulty equipment and construction vehicles. In many cases, accidents such as these occur when an individual or company fails to take the proper safety precautions to protect passersby from the dangers of a construction site. For example, if the site isn’t properly marked off, or if chemicals or equipment aren’t properly stored away from the public, pedestrians may unknowingly wander into dangerous conditions.
Pedestrians are usually caught off guard by these dangers and may be totally unprepared for the physical and emotional impact of the injuries. Depending on the severity of these injuries, there can be weeks or months of recovery, and in some tragic instances, the injuries can be fatal.
Legal Options for Pedestrians Injured Around Construction Sites
People who have been injured on or near a construction site should contact a personal injury attorney at Franks & Rechenberg to discuss whether they have a case. If a construction company or contractor is at fault for creating or failing to correct a dangerous condition, the injured party may be entitled to compensation for losses. Contact us: 847-854-7700.