Urban Construction Injuries

Cities and busy metropolitan areas are often the site of construction and renovation. New buildings can be seen stretching to the sky as construction companies build them from scratch, while older buildings may undergo updates and renovation. While urban growth is a common occurrence in most busy areas, it may pose dangers to individuals who work or live nearby.Many people enjoy living in busy metropolitan areas because of their proximity to social hot-spots, areas of cultural significance, and financial centers. Persons who work in downtown areas often wish to live close to their place of employment and enjoy easier commutes than those who live in the suburbs. Condominum developments may be placed in downtown areas to provide housing for people who enjoy the life of urban dwellers.Construction sites in rural or suburban areas often have the luxury of space and distance from residential areas or high-traffic spaces. They may be able to build and renovate without fear of causing injury to persons nearby. Job-sites can often be cordoned-off or fenced in to keep pedestrians from walking near dangerous construction activities.Unfortunately for urban builders, it may not be possible to completely close off the areas being worked-on. They also may be forced to perform work on buildings that are still in use or are close to areas that are highly trafficked by pedestrians and vehicles. If a passerby is injured due to hazardous conditions, falling materials, tool or vehicle accidents, or other reasons, he or she may be able to sue for damages caused by the accident.Persons may be injured by hazardous conditions on unfinished construction sites, materials falling on the sidewalks below, or dangerous air conditions caused by renovations or construction. If dangerous materials are left in pedestrian walkways, passersby may suffer trip-and-fall injuries. Items that fall from height can cause head-injuries or damage to other body-parts if they strike someone walking below.Building materials like insulation, paint, primer, and other essential elements that go into the construction process can cause injuries if inhaled or ingested. Although most individuals know not to eat or drink unknown substances, such items may make their way into the food or drink or air breathed by individuals in the area.If you have been injured in due to hazardous construction being performed near you, you may be eligible for compensation for medical bills, pain, suffering, emotional trauma, and other damages. For more information on personal injury claims and construction sites, visit the website of the Madison personal-injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C.