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06/13/17   |   By

How Can You Prevent Construction Site Accidents?

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It is the general contractor’s job to prevent construction site accidents by following all safety rules and regulations on a project. However, when a contractor is pressed for time, corners may be cut and workers can be injured as a result. In this video, attorney Victor Long discusses how his law firm assists injured construction workers when they’ve been hurt on the job.
You know, we’re very fortunate that there is OSHA. But still, accidents do happen. The other good thing about OSHA is, sometimes they’ll do inspections or reports. And they can be very useful for us in our litigation. Although, OSHA is there to try to ensure that there are safety standards. The workers themselves need to be represented. In order to bring a claim, a civil claim against general contractors or other responsible parties. A lot of times the safety requirements are actually contained in federal regulations. And the federal regulations are very helpful for us. And we use them quite often. We call it a per se negligence violation. When there has been a regulation that was intended to prevent the harm that’s actually suffered, that regulation can be used in court in a very useful way. The construction contractor cannot claim that the worker, for instance, was contributorily negligent or perhaps assumed the risk if there is a per se violation. And these are the sorts of things that we look very hard for to help our clients who may have been injured at a jobsite. If you have a legal concern, our construction zone accident lawyers would very much like to assist you with it. You can call us at (202) 463-3030. We’re also available on the internet at ReganFirm.com.

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