Skanska is one of the world's leading construction companies, managing major building projects around the globe. Unfortunately in recent years, we have seen an increase in the number of personal injuries reported in Skanska’s projects. If you’ve been injured at a Skanska job site, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. In order to protect your rights, it is essential that you have an experienced personal injury attorney on your side who has taken on large companies such as Skanska and won.
Who is Skanska?
Skanska is a multinational construction and civil engineering company from Sweden. It has offices in over 40 countries and is involved in major building projects around the world, such as hospitals, universities, airports, bridges, and more. The company was founded in 1887 and has grown to be one of the world’s largest construction firms, employing over 30,000 people and generating over $17 billion in revenue in 2020. They do projects both on land and water, however, our firm's main focus is on maritime or maritime adjacent projects.
The Risks of Working for Skanska
Unfortunately, accidents are not an uncommon occurrence at construction sites on or near the water. Injuries can range from minor scrapes or bruises to serious fatalities. While some accidents may be unavoidable due to nature or technical failure, many could have been prevented if the necessary safety precautions were taken. In some cases, negligence on the part of Skanska or its subcontractors has led to injuries or fatalities at its construction sites. It is our duty to hold them accountable in these instances.
What to Do if You Are Injured On The Job at Skanska
If you are injured on a Skanska job site due to an accident or negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Here are the steps you should take to ensure your rights are protected:
- Inform someone immediately that you have been injured. Report the injury to your direct supervisor and call 911 if needed. Waiting too long to report an incident may hurt your case in the long run.
- Fill out an accident report while it is fresh in your mind. This is very important. Over time memories can fade, and what actually happened may become unclear. You have the right to file an accident report, but only sign it if you are certain it is correct. If a supervisor refuses to provide you with one, create your own and send it to the corporate office.
- Seek medical treatment. Even if your injuries do not seem that severe, it is best to see a medical professional. Frequently, injuries do not show up until days after an accident. Employers often attempt to encourage injured employees to use company doctors or pressure them to refrain from seeking medical treatment. Don't be fooled.
- In order to protect your rights, you will need to consult a board-certified personal injury attorney who fully understands the tricks your employer and their representatives will try to pull on you. Our goal is to make sure that you are taken care of so you can concentrate on recovering. If you would like a free, confidential evaluation of your case, please call 713.724.7800 or use our online contact form.