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Structural Support Failure IN JACKSON, MS

The construction industry is heavily regulated for a reason. A lot can go wrong on the job site. That’s why we have so many codes, regulations and laws associated with design, building and construction. One of the more dangerous problems we see at potentially dangerous jobsites is structural support failure. These aren’t minor construction issues. These are major, potentially life-threatening issues. Structural supports can fail for a variety of reasons, but in most cases, there is some type of negligence or cost cutting involved. Properly constructed buildings don’t have structural support problems. Builders that follow code and go through the processes thoughtfully and lawfully don’t have structural problems. Listed below are just a few of the reasons structural support failures can occur.

Reasons for Structural Support Failure

  • Negligently designed foundations
  • Poorly construction foundations
  • Construction defects
  • Improper loading
  • Poor design
  • Improper building materials
  • Negligent soil or area pre

Construction and Negligence

Ultimately, the biggest danger on any jobsite is negligence. Fewer workplaces are more dangerous than an active construction work zone. Even on a good day, there are a variety of dangers at an active build site. When employers or builders are negligent, they’re increasing the danger for their workers. We see negligence happen in order to push work through faster. We also see cost-cutting measures put workers at risk. It’s important to note that while many problems on the jobsite can be attributed directly to willfully dangerous acts, many risks occur from simple thoughtless negligence. You don’t have to mean to put anybody in danger. It can happen because materials, design or job sites aren’t up to safety code.

Structural Support Failure on The Jobsite 

When structural support fails at the jobsite, anything can happen. Beams can crush workers. Roofing shingles can collapse. Whole buildings can come down. The foundation and subsequent support structure are the bones on which the entire jobsite and building rest upon. If something fails there, it can have devastatingly dangerous consequences. We can see catastrophic and even fatal injuries when structural support fails at the jobsite. If you’ve been injured in any kind of jobsite accident, you need to speak with a lawyer who has proven construction accident case experience immediately about your case.

Construction Site Investigation 

With any type of construction site accident, there needs to be a thorough and competent investigation. It can take weeks or even months to determine the cause of a structural support failure, so the sooner you get in contact with an attorney the better. These cases are time sensitive. Often times, it’s necessary to have engineers, architects and other building experts on the investigative team to determine exactly what went wrong.

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Liability in Structural Support 
Failure Cases

Liability in a structural support failure case will be greatly determined by the outcome of the investigation. In some cases, the builder could be held liable. If a worker is hurt, it will be necessary to determine what went wrong and if any negligence contributed to the accident that caused the injury. In many cases, more than one person or entity can be held liable. There could be a problem with the construction materials, or even the original design. A competent and thorough investigation is the first place to start when trying to determine liability in a case involving structural support failure.

When to Call a Construction Accident Lawyer

Recovering from a construction accident is tough, especially because you’re not working. Don’t try to go through the aftermath of a construction accident alone. A good attorney can be your best resource after a jobsite injury.

 If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a construction accident involving a structural support failure, contact the skilled and proven team at Coxwell & Associates, PLLC at (601) 265-7766 for an immediate free case consultation.

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