Construction Defects and Workplace Injuries
Throughout Iowa and the rest of the United States, strict building codes exist to ensure that the structures which are erected do not pose an undue threat to the safety of their occupants or persons in the vicinity. Unfortunately, some construction companies and contractors are willing to cut corners in order to save on time and expenses and to maximize their profits without regard for the welfare of the public. This can lead to injuries that could have been prevented through the exercise of proper adherence to regulatory requirements and reasonable professional judgment.
If the defective construction of a building has caused you to sustain an injury during the course of performing work-related tasks then you may be eligible to file a claim to receive workers’ compensation benefits in addition to a potential civil lawsuit. To learn more about your legal rights in this situation, contact the Des Moines workers’ compensation lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600.
Common Construction Hazards
One of the reasons that construction defects are so dangerous is that a building’s occupants have little or no warning prior to the occurrence of an accident. Another is that they are often quite severe and therefore may cause serious injuries or death. Some common construction defects include:
- Roof collapse
- Stairway collapse
- Porch collapse
- Exposed wiring
- Insufficient floor support
- Uneven stairs, sidewalks, or floors
- Excessively flammable materials
- Exposed nails, studs, and other artifacts of construction
Let us help you to secure the workers’ compensation benefits that you are due if you have been hurt on the job. Contact the Des Moines workers’ compensation lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600 for more information.