Most people just assume that construction work is dangerous, but it does not have to be. If employers take the steps necessary to provide a safe environment for their workers, so many injuries could be prevented. However, you may need a construction accident attorney.
At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we are going to investigate what happened in your case so we can secure the compensation you deserve. You should not be on the line for expenses due to the negligence or carelessness of another person.
We Know There Are Risks
Construction is an inherently dangerous industry. Consider all of the materials and tools that are used and we know that extra precautions need to be taken to keep everyone safe. Each year, though, we know that construction workers sustain some of the highest rates of injuries and fatalities of any job. For a quick rundown of the top causes of fatalities, we can turn to OSHA’s “fatal four” for the construction industry:
- Falls (38.7%)
- Getting struck by an object (9.4%)
- Electrocutions (8.3%)
- Getting caught in between objects (7.3%)
When it comes to injuries, we know that there are thousands each year reported to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It is not uncommon for us to see the following injuries as a result of construction incidents:
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Broken or Dislocated Bones
- Crush injuries
- Puncture wounds
While those are immediately visible injuries, there are others that are not immediately visible:
- Repetitive stress injuries – many construction workers repeat the same motions over and over again for long periods of time. In many cases, this can lead to a repetitive stress injury that is just as debilitating as a traumatic injury.
- Respiratory illnesses and cancer – construction workers often handle and are exposed to hazardous materials and chemicals. Long-term exposure to many of these can result in respiratory illnesses and even cancer. In many cases, these illnesses could have been prevented if the worker had the proper equipment and training.
Construction companies have a duty to provide their workers with the proper training and equipment necessary to perform their jobs safely. If they fail to do so, they should be held liable for any injuries that occur.
In The Aftermath Of An Injury
Stop and think about how your injury or an injury to your loved one will affect your life. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we understand construction accident injuries and we know they are often caused due to the negligence or carelessness of a coworker or the company you work for.
When you contact us, we will get to work on securing the compensation you need for all of your incident-related expenses. This can include:
- Your medical expenses related to the incident
- Lost income and benefits if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering/loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Punitive damages against those responsible