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What Are the Most Common Construction Accidents?

On construction sites, some accidents happen more frequently than others. No matter what the project is, there is a general trend regarding accidents that may help specific sites be more diligent.

There are many types of construction site accidents and injuries, but four stand out. They are known as "the fatal four" because they are usually very serious events. This list includes:

  1. Falls
  2. Electrocution
  3. Being caught in equipment or machinery
  4. Being struck by an object

It is because these accidents are often life-threatening that they have such an ominous name. Other common accidents, however, are less serious, but still occur regularly.

Should You Also File a Personal Injury Action In Addition to Workers’ Compensation Case?

Workers’ compensation benefits only apply to legal claims between the direct employer and the employee. Although workers have the right to file a worker’s compensation claim against their employers, the benefits are generally inadequate compensation for lost wages, medical bills, future earning capacity, and diminished quality of life.

Victims have the option to file a work injury claim with a construction accident attorney to see if other financial entities can provide justice for the construction worker. Construction projects usually involve multiple companies, entities and persons all involved in and working on a single construction site project. A construction accident lawyer can help find which groups, persons or companies, who do not employ the injured worker, negligently caused an injury, and file a personal injury lawsuit in addition to the workers’ compensation benefits claim.

In some cases, where defective materials or safety equipment are the cause of the injury on a construction site, an employee may also be able to bring a product liability case against the manufacturer for negligence.

Because of the myriad of possibilities for potential recovery from various potential parties in a construction site injury, it is vital that injured constriction site workers and their families contact a construction accident immediately.

How Can A Construction Accident Lawyer Help You?

Construction work is both dangerous and demanding, requiring worker to handle heavy machinery, dangerous equipment, climb to great heights and perform their job in inherently dangerous environments. Construction accidents occur even when a construction worker takes all the proper precautions resulting in the worker suffering a significant injury while on the job. Unsafe circumstances that lead to an injury on a construction site may entitle the injured worker to compensation from the construction company he or she is employed by and possibly other parties. A construction accident attorney is an important advocate who can ensure that you and your family are able to protect all of your legal rights.

An experienced construction accident attorney will be able to help you and your family fight to get compensation regarding:

  • Medical bills, hospital bills and rehabilitation costs associated with treatment for your injuries
  • Lost wages as a result of missing time from work because you’re injured, including lost earning capacity for the future
  • Emotional distress you’re suffering because you’ve been seriously injured
  • Pain and suffering, both past and future including diminished quality of life

Even an injury which does not seem serious at first can result in serious consequences for an injured worker and his or her family. When a construction worker is injured, he or she faces financial stress brought on by medical bills and lost wages during recovery. In cases where the injury is serious, the injured construction worker may lose the ability to ever return to work again. Moreover, in especially catastrophic incidents, a construction worker may face a lifetime of treatment, surgeries, therapy, and rehabilitation. The expenses associated with medical treatment and loss of earning capacity can amount to six-figure, even seven-figure sums. A devastating injury can amount to great financial hardship which injured construction workers and their families should not face alone.

    Contact our office today to talk about your case with one of our experienced lawyers via phone at (800) 315-3806 or by submitting an email inquiry. Our attorneys will be quick to respond to you and happy to answer all of your questions.

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