What are common causes of construction accidents?
Construction is a dangerous industry associated with serious accidents and injuries. A variety of dangerous and negligent practices—such as the malfunctioning of certain pieces of equipment, falling objects, working from heights, interaction with toxic substances, and the use of dangerous tools, vehicles, and wires—can cause construction accidents. Improper training of employees, lax safety standards, and failure to maintain equipment may additionally cause accidents. Construction accidents may occur because of any of these causes, but negligence is usually at the root of all of them. Most construction accidents and injuries would be preventable if not for certain oversights and carelessness. A qualified personal injury attorney can assess the cause of your construction accident and hold responsible parties accountable for their negligence.