When you or a loved one goes to work each day in the construction industry, you know that there are risks. However, you never think you will need a construction accident lawyer. Unfortunately, injuries occur many times due to the negligence of a construction company or third party.
At The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we are going to get to work on your behalf. Let us get to the bottom of what happened so we can secure the compensation you need for all of your injury-related expenses.
What can happen at a construction site?
We need to begin by saying that the term “construction industry” covers a broad range of jobs. We are talking about those who build all of our infrastructure, from houses and office buildings to our roads and bridges. There are many risks involved in completing these projects.
There were around 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported to the Bureau of Labor Statistics during the latest reporting year in the US. We know that many of those were in the construction industry.
Some of the most common causes of injuries in the construction industry include:
- Slips and trips
- Struck by an object
- Mishaps with tools
- Getting caught or crushed by an object
Injuries from a construction incident can range from minor to severe and include:
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Broken or Dislocated Bones
- Stress-related injuries
- Hearing and Vision Loss
- Respiratory Problems
Please note that some of the injuries listed are not ones that would be immediately visible – stress-related injuries, hearing and vision loss, and respiratory problems. These issues typically occur after years of exposure to dangerous elements and conditions.
It is vital that construction companies follow all safety regulations in place in order to create and maintain a safe working environment. This includes ensuring that workers have the property safety training for their particular job and that they have all the safety equipment they need to do their jobs safely.
Third party contractors
Nearly every construction project makes use of third-party contractors to perform some work or complete part of the project. In many cases, these contractors do not have the same safety standards as the company they are working for. This can cause injuries to contractors and construction employees.
- If your injury was caused due to a third-party contractor, you might be eligible for more compensation than the workers’ comp is offering.
What you can do now?
If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction incident that was caused by the negligence of another person, please seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At the The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., you can count on having a knowledgeable and experienced team by your side. We will investigate the incident and work to secure the compensation you need. This can include:
- Compensation for your medical bills
- Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
- General household expenses
- Pain and suffering damages
- Possible punitive damages against those responsible