Construction workers face dangers that people in most jobs do not. They go to work each day around dangerous equipment and they work in risky situations. The men and women in our construction industries are heroes who keep our country up and running, from building our homes and offices to keeping our infrastructure safe and secure.
But what happens when a construction worker is injured on the job due to the negligence of another person or company?
If you need a Bristol Construction Accident Attorney, you can count on the team at The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. to get the compensation you need for all of your accident-related expenses.
Dangers of Construction Accidents
We know that construction jobs are dangerous. If you go to OSHA’s website and browse the most common work injuries, you will see a list filled with construction accidents. OSHA even has a “Fatal Four” list, which shows the most common accidents in construction. They are:
- Falls (38.7 percent)
- Getting struck by an object (9.4 percent)
- Electrocutions (8.3 percent)
- Getting caught in between objects (7.3 percent)
But those are just the fatalities. Many more are injured each year, with many construction accidents leading to permanent disabilities.
Here are some of the common nonfatal injuries and their causes:
- Spinal Cord Injuries – these injuries commonly occur due to falls from scaffolding, ladders, roofs, and other elevated platforms. They could lead to partial or full paralysis.
- Traumatic Brain Injuries – these can occur in a variety of ways, including falling objects, falls from raised elevations, vehicle accidents, and more. Minor TBIs (concussions) are common, but often the damage is more severe and can lead to disability.
- Broken or Dislocated Bones – these can include leg, arm, and rib damage as well as skull fractures that. These injuries can cause a person to miss work for long periods of time.
- Amputations – these injuries are often the result of a limb getting caught in between two heavy objects.
- Hearing and Vision Loss – construction workers are exposed to chemicals and dust that can affect their eyes as well as loud sounds that can cause permanent hearing loss.
- Respiratory Problems – dangerous chemicals and dust particles can be inhaled by construction workers. This often leads to respiratory illnesses and even cancer.
The “Fatal Four” of Construction Accidents
Construction companies have a responsibility to provide Proper Safety Equipment to their workers. A failure to do so can lead to serious injuries that can impact lives.
What You Can Do Now
If you or a loved one have been injured in a construction accident that was caused by someone else’s mistake, contact The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. today. Our qualified and knowledgeable legal team will sit with you and go over all of your options.
We want to make sure you are compensated for all of your accident-related expenses. We understand that Workers’ Compensation Claims may be denied, but that does not mean you cannot receive what you deserve.