Working in construction comes with risks that are not present in many other industries. However, that should not mean you are unprotected financially if an injury occurs. At JML Law, our qualified and experienced team is ready to get to work on your behalf today. We understand the complexities of construction injuries and will stop at nothing to ensure you get the compensation you deserve. When you need a construction accident lawyer, we are ready to get to work.
How common are construction injuries?
It will come as a surprise to nobody to learn that the construction industry is more dangerous than most others. No, it is not the most dangerous, but it is risky and employs millions of people in the US. Construction injuries vary from relatively minor to catastrophic. Our Garden Grove construction accident lawyers regularly handle the following types of traumatic injuries due to construction incidents:
- Spinal Cord Injuries (possible paralysis)
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- External head injuries
- Broken or Dislocated Bones
- Severe lacerations, punctures, and amputations
We also need to look at injuries that happen to workers over long periods due to workplace exposures. These can include:
- Hearing and Vision Loss
- Respiratory Problems
- Certain types of cancer
- Other chronic illnesses
- Repetitive Stress Injuries
These injuries may take years to develop and are often harder to pinpoint on an exact workplace cause. However, for all of the injuries we listed above, workers should not be denied legitimate workers’ compensation claims.
How often do these incidents occur?
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) says that the US has around three million workplace injuries or illnesses during the latest reporting year. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says that there were 4,674 total workers in private industries killed that year and that 20.7% of the total deaths were due to construction incidents.
OSHA has a “Fatal Four” that lists the most common fatal construction incidents:
- Falls (39.2%)
- Getting struck by an object (8.2%)
- Electrocutions (7.3%)
- Getting caught in between objects (5.1%)
OSHA says that by eliminating the “Fatal Four” and implementing better safety procedures, 582 workers would be saved every year in the US.
What compensation am I entitled to?
If you or a loved one have been injured in a construction accident but are struggling to get the compensation you need for your injury-related expenses, please seek legal assistance today. At JML Law, we will get to the bottom of what happened in order to secure compensation for the following:
- Coverage of your current and future medical expenses
- Recovery of lost wages and benefits if you are unable to work
- Coverage of physical therapy if necessary
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
If your injury was caused by a third-party contractor, we will pursue punitive damages as well. If you need a Garden Grove 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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