Protecting the Rights of Injured Clients

Raleigh Construction Accident Attorney

Representing Injured Workers in Raleigh, NC

Construction sites are inherently dangerous environments, and accidents can occur due to various factors, such as negligence, defective equipment, inadequate safety measures, or violations of industry regulations. Raleigh, as a rapidly growing city, has a significant amount of construction taking place, which increases the likelihood of accidents.

At Hyland, Padilla & Fowler, PLLC, we have a deep understanding of the complexities surrounding construction accidents in Raleigh. Our skilled team of lawyers specializes in handling construction accident cases and has a proven track record of success in advocating for our clients' rights.

Call (919) 891-8361 or complete our online contact form today to request a free case evaluation.

Common Types of Construction Accidents

Construction accidents can occur due to various factors and hazards present on construction sites. Here are some common types of construction accidents:

  • Falls: Falls from heights are one of the most common types of construction accidents. They can happen from ladders, scaffolding, roofs, or unguarded edges. Lack of fall protection systems, improper use of safety equipment, or inadequate training can contribute to these accidents.
  • Struck by Object: This type of accident occurs when a worker is hit by a falling or flying object. It can include being struck by tools, construction materials, machinery parts, or debris. Failure to secure materials properly, lack of protective barriers, or inadequate communication can lead to such incidents.
  • Caught in/Between: These accidents occur when a worker is caught, crushed, or squeezed between two objects, such as heavy machinery, collapsing structures, or equipment. Examples include being caught in machinery, trapped between vehicles, or being crushed by collapsing walls.
  • Electrocutions: Construction sites often involve the use of electrical equipment and wiring, which can pose a risk of electrocution if not handled properly. Accidental contact with live wires, faulty wiring, lack of grounding, or inadequate electrical safety measures can lead to these accidents.
  • Machinery Accidents: Construction sites utilize various types of heavy machinery and equipment, including cranes, forklifts, bulldozers, and power tools. Accidents can occur due to improper operation, lack of training, equipment malfunctions, or inadequate maintenance.
  • Trench Collapses: Workers involved in excavation or trenching activities face the risk of trench collapses, which can lead to serious injuries or fatalities. Inadequate protective systems, unstable soil conditions, or failure to follow proper safety procedures contribute to these accidents.
  • Overexertion/Repetitive Motion Injuries: Construction work often involves physical labor, which can lead to overexertion or injuries caused by repetitive motions. Lifting heavy objects, improper ergonomics, and prolonged or repetitive tasks can result in strains, sprains, and musculoskeletal disorders.
  • Chemical and Hazardous Material Exposure: Construction workers may come into contact with hazardous substances, such as asbestos, lead, chemicals, or toxic fumes. Improper handling, inadequate personal protective equipment (PPE), or lack of training on handling hazardous materials can lead to accidents and health issues.
  • Fires and Explosions: Construction sites involve the use of flammable materials, welding operations, and combustible substances, increasing the risk of fires and explosions. Poorly maintained equipment, electrical faults, or unsafe storage of flammable materials can cause these incidents.
  • Slips, Trips, and Falls: Construction sites can be cluttered with tools, debris, or uneven surfaces, creating hazards that can cause slips, trips, and falls. Inadequate housekeeping, poor lighting, or failure to use safety precautions can contribute to these accidents.

Preventing construction accidents requires a combination of proper safety training, implementation of safety protocols, use of personal protective equipment, regular equipment maintenance, effective communication, and ongoing risk assessments on construction sites.

Who Can Be Found Liable?

In North Carolina, the liability for a construction accident depends on various factors and the parties involved in the project. The specific details of the accident will determine who can be held responsible. The following parties could potentially be held liable:

  • Property Owner: If the owner of the construction site failed to provide a safe working environment or neglected to maintain the premises properly, they may be held liable.
  • General Contractor: The general contractor in charge of the construction project can be held responsible if they did not implement adequate safety measures, supervise the workers effectively, or if their actions contributed to the accident.
  • Subcontractors: If subcontractors on the construction site were negligent or engaged in unsafe practices that led to the accident, they could be held liable.
  • Architects and Engineers: If the accident resulted from a design flaw or engineering mistake, the architects or engineers involved in the project may be held liable for professional negligence.
  • Equipment Manufacturers: If the accident occurred due to a defective or malfunctioning piece of equipment, the manufacturer or supplier of that equipment could be held liable under product liability laws.

Why Choose Hyland, Padilla & Fowler, PLLC?

Construction accidents can result in severe injuries, leaving victims with physical, emotional, and financial burdens. If you or a loved one has been involved in a construction accident in Raleigh, North Carolina, it's crucial to seek legal representation from an experienced construction accident lawyer. Hyland, Padilla & Fowler, PLLC is a trusted law firm dedicated to helping construction accident victims navigate the legal process and obtain the compensation they deserve.

Contact us today at (919) 891-8361 to schedule a free consultation.


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