When you work in the construction industry, you know that there are certain risks. However, you can usually count on the people you work for to create a safe working environment. You never expect to need a Bethlehem construction accident lawyer.
The team at the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. is ready to get to work for you today. We want to figure out what happened to cause your injury and work to secure the compensation you need.
This is an industry filled with risks
Working in the construction industry comes with risks. There are plenty of dangers involved, which become evident when we realize that OSHA has a name for the leading causes of death in the construction industry. Named the “Fatal Four,” here is their list of the most common causes of fatalities in the construction industry:
- Falls (38.7%)
- Getting struck by an object (9.4%)
- Electrocutions (8.3%)
- Getting caught in between objects (7.3%)
However, we know that most construction incidents do not end in fatalities. Rather, most result in injuries that can range from minor to severe. It is not uncommon for us to see the following injuries as a result of construction incidents or exposure:
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Broken or Dislocated Bones
- Stress-related injuries
- Hearing and Vision Loss
- Respiratory Problems
Some of those injuries are immediately apparent while others are caused after long periods of exposure to hazardous elements or unsafe working conditions. It is vital that employers ensure that each worker has the equipment they need to properly and safely do their jobs. They also need to ensure that each worker has the training necessary for each aspect of the tasks they are required to perform.
If a construction worker injury was caused by a third-party contractor on a job site, then the injured worker may be eligible for more compensation. This is because third-party contractors often have more relaxed safety standards.
There are plenty of recalls issued for defective tools each year in the US, many of which are used in the construction industry. If you are a construction worker injured due to a fault tool, you may be eligible for compensation through a product liability lawsuit.
We are here after an injury
You should never have to worry about your safety when you go to work. Construction companies and contractors have a duty to ensure their workers are as safe as possible. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we are here when the negligence or carelessness of another person caused you harm. We want to ensure you get the compensation you need for all of your injury-related expenses. This can include:
- Your medical expenses related to the incident
- Lost income and benefits if you are unable to work
- Pain and suffering/loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Punitive damages against those responsible
- Third-party contractor