Louisiana Construction Accident Lawyers

Helping Injured Workers in Louisiana. Over $1 Billion Won.

Construction work is known as one of the most dangerous fields in the nation. In fact, 21% of all nationwide fatalities occur in construction, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The industry suffers from a high fatality rate because construction workers deal with heavy objects, work at great heights, and are likely be exposed to hazardous chemicals—putting them at risk of serious injuries. Although construction work can be dangerous, it is employers’ responsibility to follow the safety federal regulations to make construction sites as safe as possible. If employers fail to provide workers with a safe work environment, it's our job is to hold them accountable for each and every injury they cause.

The Louisiana construction injury attorneys at Clayton, Frugé & Ward have won more than $1 billion in verdicts and settlements for plaintiffs, changing thousands of lives in the process. We've taken on some of the biggest developers, employers, and insurers in the state because our firm includes some of the most experienced and accomplished injury lawyers working in Louisiana today. If there's anyone who can make things right for injured construction workers and their 

Contact our experienced Louisiana construction accident attorneys for a free case review: (225) 209-9943.

OSHA “Fatal Four” Accidents in Construction

OSHA’s annual fatality statistics report determines common causes of construction accidents. 

They narrowed down the most common construction fatalities as the “Fatal Four”:

  • Falls (39.9% total construction fatalities)
  • Struck by Object (8.4% total construction fatalities)
  • Electrocution (8.5% total construction fatalities)
  • Caught in Between (1.4% total construction fatalities)

Construction Site Responsibilities

Employers often fail to meet OSHA standards and may even motivate workers to take unnecessary risks. These standards are meant to help increase the safety level of the workplace, as well as to reduce worker injuries and fatalities.

Acts of negligence from employers may include:

  • Poor site design or inspections
  • Failure to mark hazards—such as holes or trenches
  • Violating safety codes
  • Improperly secured equipment
  • The use of malfunctioning equipment

Work with Our Louisiana Construction Accident Lawyers

In many cases, workers might think an accident was their fault, but this is often not the case. There may be underlying issues that could have prevented an injury. Employers are required to maintain a safe work environment and train employees on potential hazards. Clayton, Frugé & Ward works to hold construction companies responsible for their negligence.

If you have been injured in a construction accident because of another person’s negligence or wrongful doing, contact our Louisiana construction accident lawyers for a free case review: (225) 209-9943

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