Just because construction workers face more risks when they go to work each day does not mean they have no recourse when it comes to compensation for injuries. Construction injuries can affect a victim’s work and personal life. An injured worker should never have to fight to receive fair coverage for their injuries. At JML Law, we will be by your side when you need a Downey construction accident attorney. Let our qualified and experienced team get to work investigating your incident today.
What are the construction industry statistics?
Looking at the overall workplace injury reports provided to the Bureau of Labor Statistics during the latest reporting year, we see that there were 2.8 million nonfatal injuries or illnesses. Out of those, the construction industry has 3.1 recordable incidents per 100 workers – higher than most other occupations.
The construction industry is risky. It is so risky, in fact, that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has a list of the most common causes of fatalities in the construction industry. They call this the “Fatal Four:”
- Falls (39.2%)
- Getting struck by an object (8.2%)
- Electrocutions (7.3%)
- Getting caught in between objects (5.1%)
OSHA also tells us that one on five workers deaths in the country for the latest reporting year was the result of construction incidents.
What are the most common construction industry injuries?
Most construction incidents do not lead to fatalities, but rather worker injuries. Thousands of construction workers are injured each year due to largely preventable incidents. Thankfully, most of these injuries are minor. However, we need to keep in mind that even minor injuries can lead to major medical expenses and time away from work.
When we look at more major injuries, we can begin to see the true devastation an injured worker experiences:
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Broken or Dislocated Bones
- Severe lacerations or amputations
- Hearing and Vision Loss
- Respiratory Problems
- Repetitive Stress Injuries
Many of those injuries require immediate and ongoing medical care. Some, though, happen over longer periods of time and may not be as easy to pinpoint on the workplace.
- All construction injuries will impact your life, and you should always receive workers’ compensation.
Will I get compensation for a construction accident?
If you have been injured in a construction incident, you should not have to worry about whether or not you will be fairly compensated. At JML Law, we are going to get to work investigating what happened so we can secure the following:
- Coverage of your current and future medical expenses
- Recovery of lost wages if you are unable to work
- Coverage of physical therapy if needed
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
If your employer was grossly negligent or if a third party contractor was at fault, you may even be eligible for punitive damages. If you need a Downey construction accident lawyer, you can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 818-610-8800 for a free consultation today.
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