Construction is one of the most dangerous jobs in the United States. Construction workers perform crucial work in an environment featuring heavy equipment, industrial tools, toxic chemicals, dangerous heights, exposed trenches, and an array of other hazards.
Recognizing these risks, federal and state governments implemented safety regulations designed to protect construction workers from injury. Yet, some employers place profits over people and routinely ignore safety regulations and industry norms.
Construction site injuries often result from:
•Violations of safety regulations
•Failure to provide fall protection, safety harnesses, or other safety equipment
•Failure to provide properly functioning tools and machinery
•Defectively designed or manufactured tools and machinery
•Improper or inadequate training with machinery, cranes, scaffolding, and other equipment
•Failure to place warning signs, safety lines, or barriers that alert workers of open spaces
•Inattention, distraction, or carelessness
Mr. Vosseller does not handle workers’ compensation claims. Instead, he represents injured workers when someone other than the employer (such as a general contractor or another subcontractor) violated safety standards and caused the incident. In those situations, Mr. Vosseller represents the injured worker in a civil lawsuit, while a workers’ compensation attorney represents the client in the related workers’ compensation claim.