Industrial Accidents in Portland
Lawyer for Serious Construction Site Accidents in Oregon
Injuries caused by industrial accidents are often much more serious than
injuries caused by other home or workplace accidents. The inherent danger
in many industrial worksites is because of the weight and size of machinery,
the height involved in most industrial construction projects, pressurized
elements, and hazardous materials. All of these circumstances could result
in serious injuries to workers.
Injured? Speak with our Portland personal injury lawyer at your earliest
Very often, unsafe work conditions are to blame for the nearly 1,000 deaths
in the United States each year from industrial accidents. More than 7
million people work in the construction industry in this country. Most of the
catastrophic injuries and
wrongful deaths at industrial work sites are the result of accidents involving cranes,
defective machinery, scaffolds, exposure to dangerous gases, falls, and
The most common cause of serious injuries at industrial work sites is falling.
Many variables relate to falls in the industrial setting, but a common
one attends to be when a worker accidently walks off a construction elevator
platform or loses his or her balance on the elevator. When such a fall
occurs, it is not uncommon to discover that the employer's company
failed to ensure that workers were wearing safety belts, harnesses, or
United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
makes every effort to ensure that all workplaces are safe. OSHA establishes
safety standards, conducts workplace inspections and testing, and enforces
safety requirements by fining violators. Preventable accidents, however,
still occur. If you or a loved one were seriously injured in an industrial
accident, we can help you pursue compensation.
Contact our firm at your earliest convenience for dedicated legal assistance during each
step of your case.