Construction accidents can happen at any time and can be caused by a variety of factors such as equipment malfunction, human error, or environmental hazards. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), in 2019, one in five worker fatalities were in the construction industry. These accidents can result in serious injuries, leaving workers with long-term disabilities and even death.
It is crucial for construction workers to know their rights when it comes to accidents on the job. Our team of professionals understands the complexities of the legal system and can help workers navigate the process of filing a claim. We have seen firsthand the devastating impact construction accidents can have on families and are dedicated to fighting for our clients to receive the compensation they deserve.
What Are the Common Causes of Construction Accidents?
Construction accidents are a common occurrence in the construction industry. The causes of construction accidents can vary from site to site, but some are more common than others. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the four leading causes of construction accidents are falls, electrocutions, struck-by-object incidents, and caught-in/between incidents.
Falls are the most common cause of construction accidents, accounting for 33% of all fatalities in the industry. Electrocutions are the second leading cause, accounting for 9% of fatalities. Struck-by-object incidents and caught-in/between incidents make up 11% and 5% of fatalities, respectively.
There are many factors that contribute to these accidents, including lack of proper safety equipment and training, inadequate supervision, and failure to follow safety protocols. Our team of professionals at LA Construction Accidents is dedicated to helping those who have been injured on construction sites due to negligence or unsafe practices. We believe that every worker has the right to a safe work environment and will fight to ensure that their rights are protected.
What Are the Most Common Types of Construction Accidents?
Construction sites are notorious for being one of the most dangerous places to work. Even with strict safety protocols and guidelines, accidents still happen. In fact, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), one in five worker fatalities in 2019 were in the construction industry.
Some of the most common types of construction accidents include falls, being struck by an object, electrocution, and being caught in between objects. Falls are the leading cause of construction worker deaths, accounting for one-third of all fatalities. Workers can fall from ladders, scaffolding, roofs, and other elevated surfaces. Being struck by an object is the second most common cause of death, often occurring when heavy equipment or materials are not secured properly. Electrocution can happen when workers come into contact with live wires or faulty electrical systems. Being caught in between objects can occur when workers are working in tight spaces or operating heavy machinery.
It's important to remember that these accidents can happen to anyone, regardless of experience or training. That's why it's crucial to have a team of professionals on your side who can help you navigate the legal process in the event of an accident. Our team of experienced construction accident lawyers is here to help you get the compensation you deserve.