Phoenix Construction Accident Lawyers

Construction is one of the most dangerous professions in the country. The driving of heavy machinery on construction sites and on city streets, the loading, unloading and transportation of heavy machinery, unstable surfaces and incomplete structures mean one wrong step could cause an accident or injury. Even so, many construction accidents are avoidable, and contractors or subcontractors who fail to follow safety procedures should be held accountable.

At The Brewer Law Firm, we have more than 40 years of experience representing individuals in Phoenix and throughout Arizona who were involved in construction accidents and suffered injuries, including shock, electrocution, quadriplegia, spinal cord injuries, amputation or burn injuries. If another party's negligence caused your accident, you may be eligible for compensation.

Defective Equipment Or Heavy Machinery

When heavy construction machinery is operated incorrectly, it puts the safety of everyone in the area in jeopardy. However, some construction equipment has design and product defects that cause the equipment to function unsafely.

Construction AccidentsFor example, we uncovered a pattern of violent incidents involving backhoe loaders. The backhoe loader is probably the most versatile and popular piece of heavy machinery used throughout the world by construction companies, farmers and even the weekend do-it-yourself handyman. Backhoe loaders are most commonly used to dig trenches for water pipes, sewer pipes and underground utilities. They are powerful machines with a giant digging arm that swings fast and with immense force.

We uncovered repeated instances of a backhoe operator, helper or bystander being killed or seriously injured when crushed between the machine body and the swinging boom, digging arm or bucket of a backhoe because the swing lever or pedal was inadvertently activated by an ordinary worksite item. These items included a toolbox, orange cones, shovel, chain, power saw, roto-hammer, lunch pail, water jug, pipe fittings, road sign and more. This has resulted in design and warning changes such as pedal guards, improved boom locks, hydraulic shutoff switches, and improved warning decals.

Our lawyers have represented individuals who were injured because of other dangerous equipment, including:

  • Backhoe loader
  • Excavator
  • Crane
  • Forklift
  • Scissor lift
  • Motor grader
  • Scraper
  • Bulldozer
  • Dump truck
  • Bobcat or skid steer

Injuries Caused By Lack Of Training Or Negligence

There are numerous things that can be done to help reduce the dangers of a construction site. However, when supervisors, superintendents or other subcontractors cut corners to save time and make a profit, the results can be serious. Our attorneys represent individuals in all construction-related accidents, including individuals who suffered injuries because of:

  • Falling off buildings
  • Falling off scaffolding
  • Collapsing trenches and ditches
  • Collapsing buildings
  • Unguarded openings or lack of openings
  • Lack of caution tape
  • Bad lighting
  • Lack of tie offs
  • Lack of fall protection
  • Using unsafe or improper equipment
  • Poor training or hiring inexperienced workers
  • Violation of safety standards, regulations, and safety manuals such as Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Building Codes, National Electrical Code (NEC), National Electrical Safety Code (NESC), American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and Blue Stake laws (underground utility act)

Schedule A Free Case Evaluation With Our Injury Attorneys

If you suffered injuries on a construction site, you may be eligible for compensation. Learn more about the representation we offer by scheduling your free initial consultation. Call 602-254-9813 today, or complete our contact form and we'll respond promptly to your inquiry.