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New Hampshire Construction Site Accidents

January 20, 2021

Individuals who suffer injuries at a construction site may be able to recover compensation for their damages. Depending on the accident’s circumstances, New Hampshire construction site plaintiffs may file negligence, defective product, or wrongful death claim. Construction accidents often involve the interplay of various statutes. It is essential that injury victims or their loved ones contact an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss their rights and remedies.

The United States Department of Labor created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to ensure safe working conditions by developing and enforcing standards, training, education, and assistance. Although the law requires construction site managers to abide by OSHA regulations, the rules and regulations are ignored in many situations. Dismissing these crucial standards can lead to serious safety concerns and injuries for those walking or driving near the construction site.

The most common types of New Hampshire construction site accidents involve slip and falls, structural collapses, toxic material spills, electrical shocks, explosions, equipment accidents, vehicle collisions, and crane accidents. Unlike construction site workers who have experience handling defective equipment or dangerous conditions and are equipped with safety gear, those passing by construction sites are at a heightened risk for serious injuries.

Typically in New Hampshire,  an injury victim can pursue a negligence lawsuit against the culpable party. For example, in many instances, the responsible party may be a business owner, a private property owner, or a government entity. In cases involving construction sites, determining liability may be more difficult. The responsible party may be the building owner, construction company, subcontractor, defective product manufacturer, or even a governmental entity responsible for the project.

Recently, a news report described a harrowing construction site accident in Windham, N.H. According to the report, a wall collapsed at a construction site causing two people to suffer injuries. Emergency personnel responded to reports of the collapse and discovered two workers with injuries. Emergency responders flew one of the individuals to a hospital for treatment.

It is important that those who suffer injuries in a construction site accident, contact an attorney to ensure that they abide by all relevant statutory and procedural rules. In addition to proving negligence, determining fault, and apportioning liability, plaintiffs must meet the statute of limitations. Generally, New Hampshire law requires plaintiffs to file these types of lawsuits within three years of the accident or when they discovered or should have discovered their injuries.

New Hampshire Premises Liability Attorneys

If you or someone you know has suffered injuries or died because of another’s negligence at a construction site, you should contact the attorneys at Peter Thompson and Associates. Our law firm attorneys have extensive experience handling New Hampshire construction site injuries, as well as cases involving car accidents, pedestrian accidents, dangerous property conditions, wrongful death, and brain injuries. Through our representation, we have recovered significant amounts of compensation for our clients. Compensation in these cases often include payments for past medical expenses, ongoing medical treatment, rehabilitation, lost wages and benefits, pain and suffering, and funeral and burial expenses. Contact our office at 800-804-2004 to schedule a free initial consultation with a New Hampshire injury attorney at our law firm.