Construction workers can be at the mercy of a lot of different things when they are working on a road construction project. Such things include: how attentive drivers are being when driving through the work zone, how much care the organizations behind the road construction project are exercising regarding worker safety, how safe other workers at the site are acting and what sort of condition the equipment being used as part of the project is in.
Thus, there are a lot of different things that could potentially go wrong at road construction sites that could expose workers to significant hazards and lead to workers getting seriously hurt.
The fact that there are many potential sources of safety hazards for road construction workers not only contributes to road work being a particularly dangerous type of job, it also can create some complications for injured road construction workers when it comes to determining their legal rights and options.
The multitude of different potential safety hazards at road construction sites means there are many different types of accidents that can happen in road work zones and many different types of injuries workers could suffer in such accidents. Some such injuries can pose challenges when it comes to determining and proving what exactly the impacts of the injury will be. This can pose complications when considering taking legal actions aimed at pursuing compensation for injuries, as it can make it unclear what exact compensation would be appropriate.
Also, the fact that many different things can potentially cause an accident at a road construction work site can sometimes make it challenging to pin down what parties were responsible for a given accident that hurt a road construction worker. Where responsibility for such an accident lies is a very important thing to determine, as it can impact what the legal options and rights of workers hurt in the accident are.
Our firm understands the complications that can arise for road construction workers when it comes to seeking compensation for accidents they suffered at a road work site. Through conducting careful investigations and making detailed case preparations, we strive to help our clients in cases involving these accidents address such complications and fully understand their options and rights.