If you or someone you love works in construction, then you know there are major risks in the industry. It is the duty of construction companies to do what they can to keep their workers safe. However, we know that construction accidents happen and you need to know where to turn if you are injured.
At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we are here when you need a construction accident attorney. We will work tirelessly to secure the compensation you deserve for all of your injury-related expenses.
Construction Incidents Can Be Tragic
There is no denying that the construction industry is one of the riskiest jobs a person can work in. When we look at the data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we can see that construction injuries are high on the list of occupational incidents. First, we want to turn to OSHA’s 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%)
Most construction incidents do not cause fatalities, but they can cause severe injuries. The thousands of people injured in the industry each year are often left dealing with serious consequences. Consider the following injuries:
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Broken or Dislocated Bones
- Stress-related injuries
- Hearing and Vision Loss
- Respiratory Problems
If we look at that list, we can see that construction incidents can cause both traumatic injuries as well as non-traumatic illnesses.
It is vital that construction companies take the steps necessary to keep their workers safe. This includes:
- Ensuring that each worker has the equipment necessary to perform their job, including proper shoes, clothing, headgear, eyewear, gloves, respiratory equipment, harnesses, and more.
- Ensuring that each worker is properly trained to use each tool and for each situation they encounter. This means regular safety updates for all workers.
In most cases, a construction injury will be covered by workers’ compensation insurance, but there are times when the construction company or a third-party contractor may be held liable through a personal injury lawsuit. This may be the case if a company’s negligence contributed to the incident.
Many construction injuries and illnesses do not become apparent until years after a person has been on the job or even after they retire. These victims should still receive compensation.
Moving Forward From Here
Most construction accidents are preventable, which is why they are so tragic. All too often, a severe construction incident disables or kills a worker. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we are here to help. Our team will investigate the incident so we can move to secure 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 (individuals, company, etc.)