Construction workers have one of the highest percentages for sustaining job-related injuries in the U.S. As a construction worker, you are trained in not only what your job entitles, but also in how to remain safe while working in hazardous work sites. You are trained in what safety gear to use, from hard hats to the best supportive work boots. Yet, according to OSHA, of the 4,693 on the job fatalities in the private industry in 2016, 21.1 percent were in construction. If you have been injured while working construction, contact JML Law in San Francisco today at 415-692-3462 for a free consultation. We have expert construction injury attorneys who can make sure you are being treated fairly and compensated for injuries sustained through no fault of your own.
Top Causes of Construction Injuries
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (O.S.H.A.) monitors and sets safety requirements for all workplaces. According to all data compiled by O.S.H.A., there are four top reasons for all construction related work injuries. These “Fatal Four” reasons are responsible for roughly 58 percent of construction deaths annually.
- Falls – 7 percent
- Struck by an object – 9.4 percent
- Electrocutions – 8.3 percent
- Caught-in/between – 7.3 percent (caught-in, caught-between or compressed by equipment or objects, and struck, caught, or crushed in collapsing structure, equipment, or material)
Common Construction Site Injuries, According to the C.D.C.
- Burns and scarring
- Head injuries
- Neck and spinal cord injuries
- Cuts and lacerations
- Broken, fracture, or crushed bones
- Limb or digit loss
- Loss of hearing
- Stress injuries
- Heat stroke
- Vision loss
These injuries, depending on the severity of each, can possibly be life-threatening or life-altering. Head, neck, and spinal injuries are serious and can cause you to have pain management issues throughout the rest of your life. Broken or fractured bones and bad burns can have long recovery times and affect your daily personal life. Permanent loss of vision, hearing, or limbs can significantly impact your future and your career. If you have sustained any of these or other construction site injuries, contact JML Law in San Francisco today at 415-692-3462 or visit our website at www.jmllaw.com to speak with our experienced construction injury attorneys.
What Can Happen if I am Injured
If you are injured while working construction, your employer is responsible for paying your medical bills, typically through workers compensation. Do not let your employer talk you out of filing a claim or being seen by a medical professional if you are injured while working construction. You can not be fired just because you sustained an injury while working or because you are on or are using workers compensation for medical care. California law does protect injured workers from discrimination or retaliation from their employers. However, workers compensation and employment laws are tricky. It is always in your best interests to consult with an attorney in the event of a construction injury or accident. JML Law in San Francisco has attorneys who specialize in construction injuries. Contact our law offices today at 415-692-3462 for a free confidential consultation. Allow our construction injury attorneys in San Francisco to properly protect your rights as a worker, ensure your being treated fairly, and shield you from any form of discrimination related to your injury.
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Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our experienced lawyers. If you have been injured in a work-related accident, give us a call at 818-610-8800 or send us an email to schedule a free initial consultation. There is no risk to meet with us. We get paid only if we win your claim.