Denver Construction Accidents Resulting from Building Code Failures
Working in construction is one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), of the thousands of work-related deaths in the United States each year, approximately one in five victims is a construction worker. When you add in non-fatal injuries, the true scope of the danger construction workers face is not truly known—because far too many accidents go unreported.
Many construction site accidents result from building code failures. Construction companies, contractors, subcontractors, property owners and other parties owe certain responsibilities to ensure that their job sites meet the minimum standards for worker safety. This is commonly referred to as being, “up to code.” Unfortunately, we know from experience that many construction projects in the Denver area are not up to code. Construction companies and contractors take shortcuts, property owners try to save money, and in the process, they unnecessarily put workers in harm’s way.
Common Building Code Violations on Denver Construction Sites
While local, state and federal building codes are long and detail-oriented, this is not an excuse for companies to fall short of their obligations. In fact, the building codes are written that way for a reason—to make sure workers have at least the basic protections needed to reduce their risk of being seriously injured on the job. Unfortunately, builders and other companies in the Denver area routinely fail to meet building code standards; and, without legal representation, it is their workers who pay the price.
At Levine Law, we are passionate about representing injured construction workers and their families. We believe in construction workers’ rights to wake up every morning and go to a safe Jobsite, and we believe the companies that put construction workers at risk deserve to be held accountable. Our attorneys represent workers and families who are suffering due to all types of building code failures, including:
- Electrical code violations
- Fire code violations
- Gas and utility code violations
- Ladder and scaffolding safety violations
- Plumbing code violations
- Safety equipment (including harness and respirator) violations
- Structural code violations
- Other safety-related violations (such as failure to provide non-skid surfaces or an adequate escape route in the event of an emergency during construction)
If you have been injured as a result of a building code violation on a construction site, you need to understand this: Your employer is not on your side. Not only does your employer not want to pay workers’ compensation, but it is also concerned about facing additional liability (or a “stop-work order”) as a result of its violation. We can stand up to your employer for you, and we can make sure that any other parties that are responsible for your injuries are held accountable for their mistakes.
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We offer free initial consultations, and we do not charge any fees unless we win. This means that you have nothing to lose by speaking with one of our attorneys about your legal rights. To find out what your case is worth in a confidential consultation with an experienced attorney at Levine Law, call us at 303-333-8000 or submit your case online today.