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What Happens When a Pedestrian is Hurt at a Construction Site?

By: Anapol Weiss

Construction sites are hazardous by nature, and they are also often located in areas with lots of foot traffic. As a result, those responsible for the site maintain it with the utmost care to prevent injury. Tragically, construction site negligence can lead to accidents, injuries and deaths involving not only employees on the site, but unsuspecting pedestrians as well.

Mistakes that may lead to a construction accident include:

  • Insufficient barricades to keep pedestrians at a safe proximity to the site

  • Inadequate signs and warnings about construction hazards

  • Improper equipment inspections

  • Unsecured tools and equipment

Every person within range of possible falling debris on a construction site should be wearing a hard hat. To protect non-employees who might be walking nearby, barricades and warning signs should be placed around the site. Further, all equipment and tools should be inspected regularly for damage and defects that may cause them to malfunction. These and other actions are important in avoiding preventable death and injury.

Construction companies have a duty to keep their sites reasonably safe. A company that fails to do so and allows someone to get hurt at a construction site might be liable for that harm. Those who were injured may be able to file a construction accident lawsuit to seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and the decreased quality of life resulting from the injury.

Contact Anapol Weiss for to speak with a construction accident attorney if you were injured on a construction site. Our legal team has been successfully representing injured people for decades, and we’re prepared to investigate your situation.