Construction liability includes construction accidents and construction claims, such as defects or failures. Construction accidents are caused by conditions at the construction site and can include falls, struck by objects, cuts by sharp surfaces, electrocutions, trench cave-ins, equipment or rigging failures, and fires. Accidents may be related to design, installation, maintenance, or use of items including scaffolds, ladders, guarding of openings and edges of roofs, and personal protective equipment. Accident prevention is the purpose of OSHA regulations and certain statutes, codes, standards and work site practices.
Construction claims result from issues in design, contract disputes, construction workmanship, products used, or maintenance. Claims can include collapses, settlement, general facility damage, structural degradation, wet basements, work quality issues, and maintenance practices. Construction claims may also include injury to non-construction persons at the public interface with a construction site or damage to adjacent facilities. Building codes, ordinances, and other codes, standards, and work site practices provide direction to perform high quality construction in a safe manner.
Consulting Engineers & Scientists, Inc. employs full-time forensic civil engineers as well as mechanical, metallurgical/materials and electrical engineers, and architects who are experienced in all aspects of construction liability. Since each construction liability case has unique considerations, our experts’ in-depth skills and years of experience can provide complete investigation and litigation support from initial assessment to testimony. In addition, we provide our clients with direction and guidance that is understandable, efficient, and cost-effective. Please call us today to discuss your construction liability matter.