Construction workers face risks each day in the workplace, more than those in other industries. However, that does not mean they should be subjected to unsafe work environments. When a construction worker is injured, they should receive compensation for their expenses. If you need a Riverside construction accident lawyer, you can turn to the team at JML aw for help. Let us get to work investigating what happened. Our goal is to secure the compensation you need for all of your incident-related expenses.
What we know about construction accidents
Some industries are riskier than others when it comes to workplace injuries. Construction is one of those dangerous industries. However, we need to understand that most of the injuries that happen in the construction industry are preventable.
Even so, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) gives us a list of the most common causes of fatalities in the construction industry. They have dubbed it the “Fatal Four:”
- Falls (39.2%)
- Getting struck by an object (8.2%)
- Electrocutions (7.3%)
- Getting caught in between objects (5.1%)
Out of the 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported to the Bureau of Labor Statistics during the latest reporting year, the construction industry had 3.1 recordable incidents per 100 workers, one of the highest levels of injury rates of any occupation.
What are the common construction industry injuries?
Thousands of construction workers are injured each year in the US. Most injuries are relatively minor and result in only a few days of missed work. However, even minor injuries can lead to serious medical expenses and lost income, especially if a claim is denied by workers’ compensation.
For major injuries, the consequences are much more severe. Consider the following common construction injuries:
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Broken or Dislocated Bones
- Severe lacerations or amputations
- Hearing and Vision Loss
- Respiratory Problems
- Repetitive Stress Injuries
You will notice that this list has injuries that are immediately noticeable and require emergency care. You will also notice some injuries that develop over time that are harder to pinpoint on a workplace cause. These injuries can be just as devastating to a person’s ability to earn an income and enjoy their daily lives.
What kind of compensation should I get for my injuries?
If you or someone you care about has been injured in a construction accident, you should receive the compensation you need for all of your injury-related expenses. At JML Law, our knowledgeable and experienced team is ready to step in if you are being denied adequate coverage. Let us get to work investigating what happened so we can secure the compensation you need, including:
- Coverage of medical expenses
- Recovery of lost wages if you are unable to work
- Coverage of physical therapy
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Punitive damages against the negligent party
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