Highway Work Zone Accidents
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), an average of 669 workers per year were killed in highway work zones between 2007-2012. In 67% of these fatal cases, a pedestrian construction worker was struck by a vehicle. Other leading causes of injury and death include overturned vehicles, falls from vehicles or mobile equipment, and collisions. The number of workers killed in highway construction zones accounts for 7.9% of all deaths in the construction industry.
If you or a loved one is injured or killed while working in a highway construction work zone, you may be entitled to compensation beyond what is available under the state workers’ compensation scheme. For instance, you may have a cause of action against the driver of the vehicle that struck you or your family member in the highway construction work zone. You may be entitled to full and fair compensation from the employer of any worker that struck you or your loved one in the work zone.
Moreover, general contractors in-control of the highway construction project have a legal duty to comply with and enforce safety regulations designed to protect workers from injuries and deaths. Due to the number of injuries and fatalities in construction work zones, regulations have been enacted to prevent injuries and deaths. If the general contractor fails to follow these safety rules or is lax in enforcing safety rules on the jobs site, the general contractor may have liability for injuries and deaths to employees of subcontractors. Because of the heightened and complex regulation in this area, it is important to consult with an experienced construction work zone attorney who is familiar with the applicable safety standards and who can determine whether safety standards were violated by the contractors working on the project. An early investigation by an experienced personal injury attorney can sometimes make the difference between winning or losing a case.Our Experienced Construction Work Zone Attorneys
With decades of experience in complex personal injury cases, our lawyers have the resources necessary to successfully prosecute highway work zone injury and death cases. When dealing with a serious injury or the death of a family member in a work zone accident, you deserve to have an experienced personal injury trial attorney that will answer your questions and obtain full and fair compensation for you and your family. We are proud to have collected millions of dollars to help injured persons and their families rebuild their lives following a serious injury due to the negligence of another. If you want to know if you may be entitled to compensation for your work zone injury case, contact our law firm for a free case evaluation. We want to hear from you and answer your questions. Let us help.