If you or a loved one work in the construction industry, you know it can be a tough environment. The daily wear-and-tear can be hard. The last thing you should ever have to worry about is getting injured due to the negligence or carelessness of another person or the company you work for.
If you need a construction accident attorney, call us today. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we understand these cases and are ready to get to work on securing the compensation you need now.
What Kind Of Injuries Occur?
In construction, the variety of injuries that can happen to workers is tremendous. First, we need to look at OSHA’s list of the most common causes of fatalities in the industry:
- Falls (38.7%)
- Getting struck by an object (9.4%)
- Electrocutions (8.3%)
- Getting caught in between objects (7.3%)
Those causes of death are also leading causes of injuries in construction. There are thousands of construction injuries reported each year. It is not uncommon for us to see the following traumatic injuries:
We also know that construction workers are prone to repetitive stress injuries. While the most common RSI is carpal tunnel, there are others. Any time a person performs an action over and over again over long periods of time, they are susceptible to stress-related injuries.
Also of concern for construction workers are injuries and illnesses that are not immediately visible and that develop over time. This can include things like hearing and vision loss, respiratory problems, and cancer. These injuries and illnesses happen after periods of exposure to harmful environments or hazardous materials.
Both traumatic injuries and other illnesses in the construction industry are preventable. It is vital that construction companies work to ensure safety for each employee. This includes ensuring that workers have the equipment necessary to do their jobs, including:
- Proper clothing and shoes
- Respiratory equipment
- Ear protection
- And more
Construction companies must also ensure they properly train their workers. Regardless of how long an employee has been in the industry, continual training is a must. This includes training for each tool and vehicle that will be used as well as regular safety training for the construction industry.
Let Us Help After An Injury
You know that there are risks if you or a loved one work in construction, but you do not have to sit back and do nothing if another person’s negligence has caused an injury. We know that medical bills will begin to pile in, but they are often just the beginning. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we will work to secure compensation for the following:
- 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