Working in the construction industry is dangerous. In fact, studies show that approximately 20% of workplace deaths that occur each year are attributable to those who work in construction. Thousands of other construction workers are injured in on-the-job incidents each year, too. This means that if you work in this field, there’s a significant chance that you’re going to be injured at some point in your career.
As with any profession, there are a lot of different construction injuries. Among the most common are:
Remember, these are just some of the ways that a construction worker can be injured on the job. There are a lot of dangers out there that you need to be aware of, so make sure that you’re assessing your work area to protect yourself as much as possible.
If you’ve been hurt in a construction accident, you’ve got a lot on your plate. You’re probably dealing with extensive physical and emotional pain, and the costs of your medical treatment is probably quite extensive. Making matters worse is the fact that you’re unable to work to earn a wage, which can make it hard to put food on the table and keep a roof over your head.
When it comes to recovering your damages, you may have a few options. For example, you might be able to seek out workers’ compensation benefits to help offset your losses, but you might also be able to file a third-party lawsuit, which is distinct from a workers’ compensation claim. A third-party claim is much more likely to provide you with compensation that you need to fully cover from your injuries, which is why you may want to explore this route if your injuries were caused by the fault of someone other than your direct employer.
We know that it’s stressful to deal with a legal action while you’re trying to recover from your injuries. But that’s why skilled legal teams like ours are here to help. If you’d like to learn more about how to build your case, please consider reaching out to a legal team that you think will aggressively fight for your interests.
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