Construction Accidents

Minneapolis Construction Accident Lawyers

Advocating for Victims of Construction Site Injuries in MN, WI, & ND

It’s no secret that construction is one of the most dangerous industries to work in. From heavy machinery to falling debris to toxic exposure, there’s a lot that can go wrong on construction sites. If you were wrongfully injured in a construction accident, our Minneapolis attorneys can provide the personalized representation you need to recover financial compensation and hold negligent parties accountable.   

At Fay & Associates, our construction accident attorneys deliver dependable advocacy to hardworking clients throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota. With nearly three decades of experience, you can rely on our trusted advocates to relentlessly pursue justice and fair compensation for hospital bills, past and future medical expenses, treatment costs, and other damages, restoring your peace of mind and financial well-being after an unexpected injury.

After a construction site injury, seeking sound counsel is crucial to recover fair compensation. Contact us online to discuss your case with our seasoned attorneys.

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Common Types of Construction Accidents

A construction accident refers to any incident or mishap that occurs on a construction site and results in injury, property damage, or even death. These accidents can be caused by various factors, including unsafe working conditions, lack of proper safety measures, equipment failure, or human error.

The following are common types of construction accidents:

  • Falls from Heights: These accidents occur when workers fall from elevated surfaces like scaffolds, ladders, or roofs. Lack of proper safety measures such as guardrails or harnesses can lead to serious injuries or fatalities. Prevention involves strict adherence to safety protocols, regular inspection of equipment, and providing adequate fall protection training and gear.
  • Struck by Objects: Workers can be injured by falling tools, materials, or moving equipment on construction sites. This type of accident often results from inadequate storage practices, lack of proper signage, or failure to maintain clear work zones. To prevent such incidents, it's crucial to secure tools and materials properly, implement barriers or nets to catch falling objects, and ensure all workers wear appropriate safety gear.
  • Electrocutions: Accidental contact with live wires or faulty electrical equipment can result in electrocution on construction sites. Poor wiring practices, inadequate grounding, and lack of awareness around electrical hazards contribute to these incidents. Prevention includes regular inspection of electrical systems, proper training on electrical safety, and enforcing strict protocols for working near electrical sources.
  • Caught-in/between Accidents: These accidents involve workers being caught or crushed by machinery or collapsing structures. Trench collapses, entanglement in machinery, or being pinned against objects are common scenarios. Preventative measures include proper training on equipment operation, regular maintenance of machinery, and strict adherence to safety protocols for trenching and excavation work.
  • Slip and Falls: Workers can slip on wet, uneven, or cluttered surfaces on construction sites, leading to injuries. Poor housekeeping, inadequate lighting, and lack of slip-resistant footwear contribute to these accidents. Prevention involves keeping work areas clean and dry, providing adequate lighting, and ensuring workers wear appropriate footwear with good traction.
  • Overexertion: Injuries from lifting heavy objects or performing repetitive tasks are common on construction sites. Improper lifting techniques, inadequate rest breaks, and ergonomic issues contribute to overexertion injuries. Prevention strategies include training workers on proper lifting techniques, implementing ergonomic work practices, and scheduling regular breaks to prevent fatigue.
  • Fires and Explosions: Construction sites are prone to fires and explosions due to flammable materials, electrical hazards, or gas leaks. Poor storage of combustible materials, improper handling of chemicals, and inadequate fire prevention measures can lead to these incidents. Preventative measures include storing flammable materials properly, conducting regular safety audits, and providing fire extinguishers and training on their use.
  • Exposure to Harmful Substances: Workers may be exposed to harmful substances like asbestos or silica dust during construction activities. Inhalation of these substances can lead to serious health issues. Prevention involves identifying hazardous materials before work begins, using appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), and implementing engineering controls to minimize exposure.
  • Vehicle Accidents: Construction vehicles such as forklifts, cranes, and dump trucks pose risks of collisions or rollovers on site. Poor visibility, improper vehicle operation, and inadequate traffic control contribute to these accidents. Prevention includes implementing traffic management plans, ensuring operators are trained and licensed, and maintaining clear communication between workers and vehicle operators.
  • Structural Failures: Partial or complete collapses of structures under construction can result from design flaws, poor materials, or improper assembly. These failures pose significant risks to workers and nearby areas. Prevention involves rigorous structural inspections, adherence to engineering specifications, and ensuring all construction phases follow approved plans and standards.
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Types of Construction Site Injuries

Construction site injuries can result in severe injuries, life-altering disabilities, and even death. Common injuries sustained on construction sites include: 

  • Struck-by injuries: These occur due to falling objects, such as tools, equipment, or building materials. Workers may also be struck by moving machinery or vehicles on the construction site. 
  • Falls: Many construction workers are seriously injured after falling from ladders, scaffolding, roofs, and other elevated surfaces on construction sites.
  • Electrocution: Construction sites commonly involve electrical work, increasing the risk of electrocution after contact with live wires or faulty electrical systems. 
  • Caught-in/between injuries: When a worker is caught in or squeezed between objects on site, they can suffer serious crush injuries or even amputations.
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    I'd like to first and foremost THANK Michael Fay and Associates for taking on my case. It was a slow process but they were able to retrieve the amount they were shooting for. Communication was excellent between client and customer. I'm very satisfied with the service and outcome. I'd HIGHLY recommend them to handle and settle any case of mine in the future, if need be. Outstanding company!!!

    - Precious N.
  • “I will definitely be referring them to everyone!”

    They did a great job handling my accident. They answered every question quickly and helped me through the entire process. I will definitely be referring them to everyone!

    - Nancy G.
  • “Exudes excellence with tactful negotiation.”
    Fay & Associates are professional attorneys who exude excellence. They worked tirelessly on a personal injury case requiring extensive negotiation. They fostered an intelligent dialogue with opposing counsel, achieving a lucrative settlement.
    - Mike H.
  • “They went above and beyond to help me with my case.”
    I will highly recommend Fay & Associates. They were very professional. They kept me informed of all the details.They went above and beyond to help me with my case. Thank you, Fay & Associates
    - Makesha V.
  • “Fay and Associates accepted my case and got me the maximum compensation”

    4 attoneys refused to take my case, a worker compensation claim. Fay and associates accepted it and got for me the maximum that I was not even expected. All my thanks to them.

    - Fikofiko E.
  • “Michael and his staff were always there to answer any questions”

    I was in a Motorcycle accident the day before my wife’s birthday. It was a dark couple of days until Michael got involved. He and his staff were always there to answer any questions I had. Helped smooth this rough patch out.

    - Zachary P.

What Causes Construction Accidents?

Construction accidents can occur without warning, resulting in devastating injuries for construction workers and site visitors alike. Construction-related injuries stem from a myriad of factors, often due to negligence or failure to adhere to safety regulations. Some common causes include:  

  • Insufficient training: Employers have a responsibility to train their employees adequately. Failure to do so can lead to accidents as workers may not know how to operate machinery safely or recognize potential hazards.
  • Poor site management: Often, accidents occur due to poorly managed sites. This can include inadequate signage to warn of hazards, lack of safety equipment, or poorly maintained machinery.
  • Violation of safety regulations: Safety rules are in place to protect workers. When these are violated due to haste, negligence, or lack of awareness, accidents become more likely.

If you were injured on a construction site, our attorneys can fight for the financial compensation you deserve. Call (612) 888-8354 to schedule a free consultation.

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