Washington construction site accidents often occur because workers lack the training and education that is necessary to do their jobs. Not having the tools or training to do your job can cause devastating injuries and tragedy. According to a news report, a construction site worker recently sustained injuries after he had to jump off a steam roller, which went out of control. Officials say they believe the worker steered the machine incorrectly while working on a new roadway. The man apparently lost control of the steam roller used for paving the roads and it rolled down a hill. Thankfully, the worker did not suffer life-threatening injuries and no one else was injured. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment of his injuries.
In such cases, accidents may be avoided by making sure that workers have the appropriate training and supervision needed to safely perform a job. This is especially true when it comes to operating heavy machinery. If it is determined that a construction worker was injured as a result of defective or malfunctioning machinery, he or she can file a third-party claim against the manufacturer of the defective product seeking compensation for medical expenses, loss of wages, pain and suffering and other related damages.
Construction accidents not only affect the injured worker, but his or her entire family. It causes emotional and financial strain for these families. If you or a loved one has been injured in a Seattle construction site accident, please contact the skilled Seattle personal injury lawyers with The Bernard Law Group for a free consultation and comprehensive assessment of your claim. Please call us at 1-800-418-8282 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can also send you our FREE informational brochure about Washington construction accident cases, which has useful educational information that will help you understand your legal rights and options. Get in touch with Kirk Bernard and his experienced legal team today.