If you or a loved one work in the construction industry, then you know they face more risks than workers in other industries. However, that does not mean they should struggle to recover compensation for their injury-related expenses. At JML Law, we are here to help. When you need a San Bernardino construction accident attorney, we will get to work investigating what happened. Our goal is to ensure you get the compensation you deserve for all of your injury-related expenses.
What are some statistics on construction accidents?
When it comes to workplace injuries and fatalities, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) tells us that there were more than 2.8 million workplace injuries and over 5,000 worker fatalities during the latest reporting year. The construction industry is one of the most dangerous, with more than 3 out of every 100 workers reporting an injury.
The construction industry has the distinction of having a list OSHA calls the “Fatal Four” that lists the most common causes of fatalities in the industry. This include:
- Falls (39.2%)
- Getting struck by an object (8.2%)
- Electrocutions (7.3%)
- Getting caught in between objects (5.1%)
Those causes of death also cause thousands of injuries to workers each year. Other common causes of construction injuries include:
- Tool mishaps
- Vehicle accidents
- Repetitive motions
- And more
What are the most common injuries associated with construction accidents?
Workplace injuries range in severity. Thankfully, most of them only require minor medical care. However, consider some of the following common construction accident injuries:
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Broken or Dislocated Bones
- Severe lacerations or amputations
- Hearing and Vision Loss
- Respiratory Problems
- Repetitive Stress Injuries
These injuries can lead to major medical expenses and lost income. A spinal cord injury can see first-year medical costs ride over $1.1 million. Many construction injuries require long-term care and rehabilitation. Some of the injuries listed above are caused after long periods of exposure to certain repetitive motions or situations. Repetitive stress injuries, hearing or vision loss, and respiratory problems are all serious work injuries, and a victim should receive adequate compensation for them. Unfortunately, some of these injuries are harder to pinpoint on a workplace cause, which could lead to being denied workers’ compensation benefits.
What are your next steps towards getting construction accident compensation?
If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction incident and are being denied adequate compensation, seek legal assistance immediately. At JML Law, our qualified and experienced team is ready to get to work on your case today. We will investigate what caused your injuries and move to secure compensation for the following:
- Your medical expenses related to the incident
- Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of personal enjoyment damages
- Possible punitive damages against a negligent party
If you need a San Bernardino 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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