Construction Site Accident Lawyers Blue Springs MO

Construction Site Accident Attorneys in Blue Springs, MO

Representing pedestrians, drivers, and passengers injured at roadway or building construction sites

Blue Springs is a wonderful place to live. It’s continually improving through building construction that provides new places to work and live and roadway construction that provides access to all parts of the Blue Springs region. Construction comes with a price. Many construction companies and partners fail to use all the safety precautions they should. When construction sites are unsafe, the workers and people near the sites can be injured or killed.

At Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys, we represent employees and contractors who are injured while doing construction work. We also represent drivers and passengers when car accidents and truck accidents happen at or near highway and roadway construction sites. Our Blue Springs construction accident lawyers also represent pedestrians when construction site accidents happen at building sites. Call us if you were hurt, or a loved one was killed, because construction companies failed to protect you or failed to warn you.

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How often do construction accidents happen?

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 11.4 million people worked in construction in 2019. About 1 in 3 fatalities are due to falls. Other leading causes of construction fatalities include being struck by an object, electrocution, and being caught between objects.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) states that in 2020, 4,764 construction workers died. About 1/2 of the deaths were in the transportation, material moving, and extraction industries.

Why do construction accidents occur in Blue Springs?

There are two general categories of construction accidents – building construction (including office building, residences, landscaping, and other types of improvement and renovation work) and roadway construction (new lanes, alternate routes, sewer installation, traffic signal management, and other types of changes).

Building construction accidents are often caused by:

  • Failure of the construction companies to comply with federal guidelines such as OSHA guidelines. Some of the regulations that were commonly violated in 2021 include regulations governing fall protection, respiratory protection, ladder use, hazard communication, scaffolding, control of hazardous energy, eye and face protection, powered industrial trucks, and machinery and machine guarding.
  • State and local building code violations. Our lawyers review the applicable Jackson County and Blue Springs building code requirements for the type of construction involved in your accident.
  • Failure to comply with industry safety standards.
  • Failure to hire enough competent employees, contractors, and subcontractors.

The different types of building construction accidents include:

  • Falls from heights. Workers may be injured or die due to falls from scaffolds, ladders, upper floors of a building, cranes, and other types of equipment. Generally, construction workers should use body harnesses and protective gear when working high above the ground.
  • Electrical dangers. Workers who are exposed to electric currents from power lines, power tools, wires, and cables are at risk for deadly electrocutions, electrical burns, and falling.
  • Fires and explosions. Workers may be injured or killed if gas lines, chemicals, demolition, or other events cause fires or explosions.
  • Trench collapse. Workers often build and use trenches to bury electrical wires, do plumbing work, and engage in other underground work. When a trench collapses, a construction employee or contractor can fall or die from asphyxiation.
  • Being struck by an object. Workers are regularly working with tools and moving materials high above the ground. If an object falls from high heights, a worker or pedestrian can be severely injured, especially if they’re not wearing a helmet.
  • Loud sounds. Bulldozers, jackhammers, and many other types of equipment are excessively loud which can cause hearing problems and may distract the worker causing other types of accidents.

Other building construction dangers include exposure to hazardous chemicals, vehicle accidents as materials are brought in and debris is removed, and many other types of accidents.

Roadway construction accidents often involve vehicle accidents if the construction site doesn’t steer               the public away from the construction site. Workers at the road site are in constant danger of being struck by a vehicle. The workers can also suffer accidents that are similar to those that building construction workers suffer, such as falls and electrical accidents.

At Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys, our Blue Springs construction site accident attorneys conduct a thorough investigation and review to show how your accident happened, and why the defendants should be held liable.

What types of injuries do construction accidents cause?

Workers, pedestrians, and vehicle occupants can suffer many different types of construction injuries including:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Spinal cord damage and paralysis
  • Crush injuries including broken ribs, traumatic amputation, and internal organ damage
  • Broken bones/fractures
  • Nerve, ligament, tissue, and muscle damage
  • Back, shoulder, and neck pain
  • Electrical burns
  • Respiratory damage due to exposure to silica dust, asbestos, and other toxins
  • Vision loss
  • Hearing loss
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Psychological harm
  • Other injuries

Our Blue Springs construction accident lawyers represent victims with any type of serious injury. We also file wrongful death claims on behalf of family members if a loved one dies in a construction accident.

What types of construction accident claims do your Blue Springs lawyers handle?

We’re ready to help employees, contractors, and anyone else who is hurt in a construction accident. Our personal injury lawyers are ready to file:

  • Personal injury claims. These claims require showing that a construction company and/or other people or companies owed a duty of care to the victim, that that duty was breached, and that the breach/negligence caused your injuries. Employees generally cannot file a personal injury claim against their employer. They can file a personal injury claim against non-employers.
  • Product liability claims. We file this type of claim when defective equipment, machinery, or tools cause an accident. All victims, including employees, can file a product liability claim.
  • Workers’ compensation claims. Only employees can file a Missouri workers’ compensation claim. There is no need to prove fault. Employees can claim all their medical bills, and a strong proportion (about 2/3) of their lost wages. They cannot claim pain and suffering damages in a workers’ compensation claim. Family members of employees can seek workers’ compensation death benefits.
  • Wrongful death claims. The family members of a non-employee can file a wrongful death claim against the responsible parties. The damages include the funeral and burial costs, the income the decedent would have provided the family, and the value of the support, comfort, and guidance that the decedent would have provided the family.

Who is responsible for a construction site accident in Blue Springs?

The defendants in a construction accident case in Blue Springs may include:

  • Construction site owners
  • Construction site managers
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors
  • Subcontractors
  • Other defendants

We work aggressively from the start to determine which defendants should be held liable for your injuries or the death of a loved one.

What is the time limit for filing a construction accident claim in Missouri?

There are different statutes of limitations requirements in Missouri depending on the type of claim.

Personal injury claims including construction accident claims must be filed within five years of the date of the accident. Wrongful death claims must be filed within three years of the date of the negligence. Some exceptions may apply.

Don’t wait. We need to examine the accident site, speak with witnesses, talk to your doctors, and to you before we can file a claim. Please contact us immediately after any construction accident.

Do you have a construction site accident lawyer near me?

Our Blue Springs office is located at705 SW 10th Street, Suite 107. We have many other offices in Missouri and Kansas. We do make alternate arrangements for clients who can’t physically come to our office.

We’ll explain how a construction accident claim works and answer all your questions.

Talk with an experienced Blue Springs construction site accident attorney today

At Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys, we work with investigators, building code officials, and construction professionals to make your liability claim as strong as possible. Our Blue Springs construction site accident attorneys also work with your doctors to understand the full scope of your injuries. Call us or use our contact form to schedule an initial consultation.

Blue Springs Construction Site Accident Lawyers