Construction workers are the heart and soul of America’s economy and deserve our utmost respect. Whether it’s building a bridge, a new hospital, or a family’s first home, construction workers get the job done for the people of Maine.
Sadly, this dependability often comes with a human toll. Despite advances in safety protocols and equipment, the serious injuries and fatality rates for construction workers are much higher than most industries. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that roughly 1 in 10 construction site workers are injured each year.
While some of these injuries are indeed accidents that could not have been foreseen or prevented, thousands are preventable and often happen because of someone else’s negligence. For example, sometimes construction workers don’t have enough training to do their jobs safely; critical equipment is not maintained properly, or safety codes are ignored.
When construction workers are injured through no fault of their own, the lawyers at Berman & Simmons are trusted allies. No other firm in Maine can match the experience, knowledge, and resources we bring to the table to successfully resolve your case.
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Our attorneys are extremely knowledgeable about medical issues and skilled at proving fault, documenting the extent of your losses, and ensuring you receive full compensation. We have recovered $1.25 billion for our injured clients.
You focus on recovery. We take care of the rest.
After an injury, your attention is pulled away from the one place where it should be on your health and recovery. Instead, you face the pressure of creditors, employers, and insurance companies that often try to place the blame on you, the victim.
We can turn the tables in your favor. While our lawyers aggressively work to maximize your financial award, our caring and responsive staff can help reduce stress during your recovery. We take the time to listen to you, understand your concerns, and come up with solutions that can make your life better including obtaining payment for or deferral of your debts until your case is resolved.
With us in your corner, you can focus on your health, and get back to living your life.
Winning all types of construction site injury cases
We represent clients in all types of injury and death claims involving construction sites, including these and more:
- Defective machinery or tools
- Ladder and scaffolding failure
- Dangerous or faulty machinery and equipment
- Trench collapse
- Building, roof, or truss collapse
- Inadequate fall protection
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
- Explosions and fires
- Falling objects
- Back-over event (lack of backup alarm)
- Inadequate training
- Improper site design or inspection
- Improperly stored materials
A Law Firm That Listens
Berman & Simmons is widely recognized as the best personal injury lawyers in Maine and among the best in the U.S., having won many of the largest jury verdicts and settlements ever obtained for injured people in Maine.
Our trial lawyers have won thousands of claims on behalf of those injured in a car accident, and each year we build on that successful track record.
Our attorneys and staff members will take the time to listen to you, work to understand your concerns, and come up with solutions that can make your life better, including obtaining payment for or deferral of your debts until your case is resolved. We help you recover and make sure you receive full compensation for your injuries and loss.
Ask Questions. We Have Answers.
Get Peace of Mind
It never hurts to consult an attorney regardless of whether you decide to move forward.
Many states have strict deadlines for filing personal injury claims.
The other insurance company is likely already building their client’s case against you.
Witnesses may become unavailable and evidence may be lost or degraded with time.
You’ll need help navigating your medical care and dealing with financial pressures.
You need peace of mind to focus on your recovery.
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How often are construction workers injured on the job?
Due to the heavy equipment used and sometimes dangerous environments construction workers labor in, work related injuries are unfortunately common. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), about 1 in every 10 construction workers are injured in the U.S. every year.
What is the most common type of construction site injury?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, falls are the most common type of construction injury, making up 37.9% of all construction related work fatalities.
What are some ways to avoid construction site injuries?
There are multiple ways to avoid construction accidents, including:
- Wearing personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Take frequent breaks/enforce breaks
- Have clear, easy to read warning signs
- Take care of all equipment properly
- Have regular safety meetings
- Perform regular safety inspections
- Give employees proper training
- Create a stress free work environment
- Use safe storage solutions for toxic materials
- Have fall protection protocol in place