Accidents and injuries can happen in any job – even at an office building. However, some industries present a greater risk of injury almost every day you are at work. For example, construction workers face the daily risk of suffering serious injuries on the job, even with strict safety standards. The following are only some accidents that can lead to a workers’ compensation claim by a construction worker.
Falls – Construction work often involves working in high places, including on ladders, roofs, scaffolding, crane baskets, and more. Even with the proper safety gear, construction workers may fall from a high place and may suffer serious traumatic injuries.
Getting hit by objects – There are many moving parts to any construction site, and it is all too easy for a worker to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Someone working above may accidentally drop a heavy tool, and it may land on someone else’s head below. A crane swinging large building materials may take an unexpected turn, and the materials can strike a worker.
Equipment accidents – Construction work can involve heavy machinery and power tools on almost a daily basis. Whether someone misuses equipment or the equipment malfunctions, such accidents can cause life-changing and costly injuries.
Traffic accidents – Road work zones can be particularly dangerous when traffic is passing nearby. Drivers may be speeding, distracted, drunk, or otherwise negligent, and they can hit workers who are simply doing their jobs.
After any type of construction injury, you deserve workers’ compensation benefits to cover your medical expenses and lost wages.
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At Jackson & Jackson, we focus on workers’ compensation law and fully understand your rights to benefits and the obstacles that might be in your way. If you want to discuss how we can help you after a work-related injury, call 866.951.2555 or contact us online for a free consultation.