OSHA and Injury Issues
The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) regulations define the duty of general contractors, subcontractors and other third parties — a duty that cannot be delegated away — for establishing and maintaining safe job site conditions. In many work site accidents where workers are injured or killed, it can appear that the worker is the one at fault, however, preventing construction site injury is the responsibility of many or all participants in a construction project. In the event of a workplace accident, you’ll want to have an experienced legal team on your side to help navigate any OSHA and injury issues that might arise. The attorneys at Kenney & Conley have just the right set of experience to help you through this trying time.
The lawyers at Kenney & Conley provide the experience and resources necessary to pursue injury and wrongful death claims arising from negligence in construction accidents. Our experience handling these types of OSHA-regulated cases offers victims and their families a major advantage in recovering fair compensation. Additionally, our firm maintains membership in the National Safety Council to be sure we are aware of the latest news and information affecting worker safety.
If you or a family member have suffered injury as a result of negligence on a construction site, contact our Boston OSHA attorneys for a free consultation today, toll free at (781) 848-9891. Our knowledgeable team can help you understand how OSHA issues are handled and how we take action on behalf of injured workers.
Understanding OSHA Regulations and Injury Issues
State and federal regulations in the construction industry establish non-delegable duties for the general contractor, subcontractors, and other involved parties so that everyone on the job site is held responsible for ensuring safety. The regulations also dictate what can and cannot be done on a construction site regarding procedures such as:
- Setting up construction site safety, including posting safety requirements, manuals and other forms of notification
- Establishing protection measures against falls, work trench collapses, crane accidents, and more
- Identifying the specifically defined, competent person required to make regular inspection
In many cases a general contractor may think he or she has handed OSHA safety responsibilities off to a subcontractor. However, without a competent person designated to inspect the construction zone regularly, this may still be an independent violation of the regulations on the part of the general contractor. If this negligence results in an accident – a fall from a scaffold, a construction crane accident or a related accident that could, and should have been avoided – the attorneys at Kenney & Conley can assist you in your case by exploring all avenues for finding compensation.
Experience With OSHA and Injury Issues
If you or a family member have suffered an injury at a construction site and would like more information about recovering personal injury damages through your claim, contact the greater Boston area law firm of Kenney & Conley for a free consultation today, toll free at (781) 848-9891. Our lawyers will help determine who is responsible under OSHA regulations for site safety and how his or her negligence in carrying out that duty relates to resolving your concerns in a case. Our priority is to provide you with the best possible service and the best possible results as you navigate your OSHA and injury issues.