What to Know about Construction Site Slip and Fall Accidents

Lakewood, Colorado Personal Injury Lawyer Serving Denver, Boulder, and Nearby Areas

Posted: September 18, 2019

Denver’s growth means a growing risk for construction site slip and fall accidents. The city is rife with building projects, so you have probably encountered some of the many bright orange cones and barrels lining sidewalks and streets.

Clearly marking these construction zones is just one of the requirements that construction companies must meet in order to prevent slip and fall injuries on the site. When a construction company is negligent in meeting safety requirements, workers and the public are at risk of serious injuries.

If you have been injured in a Denver construction site slip and fall accident, you could be entitled to compensation. A compassionate and skilled construction accident lawyer from the Frickey Law Firm is a key ally in recovering damages.

Slip and Fall Hazards in Construction Sites

Hazardous conditions can be present on anyone’s property, but construction zones invite a plethora of additional risks. Building supplies, equipment, and unfinished or in-progress projects increase the risk of accidents in these zones. Some common causes of slip, trip, and fall accidents in construction zones include:

  • Uneven pavement
  • Debris on walkways
  • Spills
  • Failure to warn
  • Improperly placed cones or barriers
  • Poor lighting
  • Inadequate warning signage

Construction Worker Slip and Fall Compensation

If you are a construction worker injured on a jobsite, you will need to file a workers’ compensation claim, and you may be able to sue a negligent third party. Workers’ compensation benefits may cover your medical costs, wage replacement, and permanent impairment benefits.

Workers’ compensation claims can be tricky, as your employer and the insurance company may fight to avoid paying your claim. Our workers’ compensation lawyers are well-equipped to combat claim denials and retaliatory behavior on your employer’s part.

If a third party played a role in causing your injury, you may be able to pursue a lawsuit to recover damages that exceed your workers’ comp benefits. Third parties in construction site work can include project managers, drivers, contractors, sub-contractors, and engineers.

Construction Site Negligence and Personal Injury

Non-employees can suffer slip and fall injuries due to construction company negligence as well. When construction sites are not properly marked or warning signs are missing, you may find yourself traversing a hazardous building site. Not only are trip, slip, and fall injuries a possibility, construction sites come with several other risks, including:

  • Falling objects
  • Faulty equipment
  • Heavy machinery
  • Electrocution
  • Burns

If you suffer an injury on a construction site, make sure to seek medical treatment as soon as possible and to report and document your injury.

Contact Us for a Free Construction Accident Consultation

contingent fee agreement infographicWhether you are a construction worker or a passerby injured on a construction site, you need effective legal representation to recover maximum compensation. Our team can thoroughly investigate the circumstances around your construction site accident and pursue compensation from the responsible party.

Call us at 303-237-7373 for a complimentary consultation with one of our experienced lawyers. We serve the greater Denver area, including Lakewood and Boulder.