Construction workplace hazards seem to be endless. At road construction sites, there is always the danger that a distracted or negligent driver could hit a construction worker, potentially leaving the worker catastrophically injured and unable to work for the rest of his or her life. Subcontractor negligence could result in a piece of heavy machinery being improperly maintained and hurting an operator or other worker. Unsecured equipment could result in head injuries from falling objects.

When a worker is hurt on the job because of these or other circumstances, he or she has a right to pursue financial compensation for his or her losses. With the right team of attorneys on their side, they won’t have to pay any attorney fees unless they receive their recovery.

Protecting the Rights of Construction Workers Injured on the Job

At Rinehardt Law Firm, our husband-wife team of personal injury attorneys helps injured workers recover financially after they are injured on the job due to circumstances caused by parties other than their employer or a co-worker, including:

  • Car and truck accidents
  • Subcontractor negligence
  • Heavy machinery accidents
  • Defective products
  • Falling from a ladder or scaffolding

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Road Construction Accident Statistics

The Federal Highway Administration gathers data related to work zone crashes, including the number of work zone fatalities, the most common causes of work zone crashes, and more. In 2016, they found:

  • There were 67,523 work zone crashes in 2013 alone
  • The highest proportion of work zone fatalities occurred on urban interstates
  • More than 20,000 workers are injured in road construction work zones each year
  • The most common causes of these injuries include contact with equipment, slips and falls, overexertion, transportation incidents, and exposure to harmful substances
  • The leading factors of fatal work zone crashes include lack of seatbelt use, speeding, and alcohol-related incidents
  • The primary causes of worker fatalities were runovers (usually by dump trucks), collision between vehicles and equipment, and being caught between or struck by construction equipment

Get Help from an Experienced Team

Every day, construction workers face a range of workplace hazards that have the potential to lead to serious personal injuries. At Rinehardt Law Firm, we work hard to protect the rights of construction workers hurt on the job. We look to make sure that an injured worker understands all available avenues for getting compensation for his or her losses.

Our construction accident lawyers serve Mansfield and communities elsewhere across central and north central Ohio. We can talk to you about your case free of charge or obligation. For a free initial consultation, contact us now.


Construction Accident Attorneys in Mansfield, OH

Rinehardt Law Firm is the answer to your personal injury needs. Our team of attorneys and case managers have represented clients in in Mansfield and throughout central and north central Ohio for years. We treat every new client as if he or she were part of our family by providing clear communication, building a strong relationship, and using our experience to provide legal guidance that’s in his or her best interests. We offer free consultations with no obligation, so don’t hesitate to contact our team about your legal matter.