Construction accidents can happen on any construction site, whether it's a small project or a large-scale development. These accidents can range from minor injuries to fatalities, and they can be caused by a variety of factors, including human error, equipment failure, and hazardous working conditions. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), approximately 20% of all workplace fatalities occur in the construction industry.
Construction accidents can have devastating consequences for workers and their families. The physical and emotional toll can be overwhelming, and the financial burden can be significant. That's where our team of professionals comes in. We specialize in helping construction accident victims get the compensation they deserve. Our experienced lawyers understand the complexities of construction accident cases and are committed to fighting for our clients' rights. We work tirelessly to ensure that our clients receive the maximum compensation possible for their injuries and losses.
Types of Construction Accident Injuries
At construction sites, workers face a high risk of injuries due to the nature of the work. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), one in ten construction site workers is injured every year. These injuries range from minor cuts and bruises to life-threatening injuries that can cause permanent disabilities or even death.
Common construction accident injuries include falls, electrocution, being struck by objects, and being caught in or between objects. Falls are the most common cause of construction site injuries, accounting for one-third of all fatalities in the construction industry. Electrocution is another common cause of construction site injuries, accounting for 8.6% of all construction site fatalities.
Other common construction accident injuries include broken bones, head injuries, spinal cord injuries, and burns. Workers may also suffer from respiratory problems due to exposure to hazardous chemicals or dust. It is essential to seek medical attention immediately after any construction site injury to ensure proper treatment and prevent further complications.
At our firm, we understand the importance of representing clients who have suffered from construction site injuries. Our team of professionals is dedicated to providing legal representation to individuals who have been injured due to the negligence of others. We work tirelessly to ensure that our clients receive the compensation they deserve for their injuries and losses.
Common Causes of Construction Accidents
Construction accidents can occur due to various reasons, which often result in severe injuries or fatalities. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the leading causes of construction accidents are falls, struck-by-object accidents, electrocutions, and caught-in/between accidents.
Falls account for the highest number of construction accidents, making up approximately 33% of all construction-related fatalities. Struck-by-object accidents are the second leading cause, accounting for 11% of all construction-related fatalities. Electrocutions and caught-in/between accidents account for 8.5% and 5.5% of construction accidents, respectively.
Adherence to safety regulations and the use of proper safety equipment can prevent many construction accidents. However, accidents can still occur due to negligence or carelessness on the part of the construction company or its employees. It is essential to consult a construction accident lawyer in case of an injury or fatality to determine legal options and receive compensation for damages.