A structural collapse at a construction site can put many people, both workers and passersby, at risk for serious physical injury or death. The building itself may collapse on a worker or release loose debris which can hit construction workers and others nearby the site. Construction workers on attached scaffolding or ladders are also at risk for serious injuries. In addition to affecting workers and visitors to the construction site, the structural failure can also harm those in neighboring buildings.
If you or a loved one was injured in a building collapse, our construction injury lawyers can determine whether your injuries were caused by another’s negligence. To receive a free initial consultation with a construction attorney, fill out our no obligation case review form today.
Causes of Building Collapses and Structural Failure
There are many causes of building collapses, including:
- Faulty design
- Poorly manufactured construction equipment
- Foundation failure
- Excessive loads
A contractor, subcontractor or other entity may be liable when a construction worker is injured in a building collapse. For instance, architects and designers, who sometimes push the limits of construction, may have neglected to inform construction workers on the proper safety precautions for the worksite. The architects may also be held accountable if a worker is injured in a building collapse caused by a faulty design.
Construction Attorneys for Workers Injured in a Building Collapse
If you or a loved one was injured in a building collapse, our construction litigation lawyers are ready to discuss your construction site accident and examine your legal options. Our construction injury lawyers will also discuss the severity of your injuries, help you find proper medical treatment, and determine the amount of financial compensation you may be able to recover for your injuries. To speak with a construction accident lawyer about your building collapse injuries, fill out the free case review form on the right.