Construction is everywhere. Unfortunately, this also means a lot of construction accidents. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reported that about 5,000 workers were killed on the job in 2018. That is 96 construction-related deaths per week. OSHA further stated that the top four causes of fatalities on the work site were falls making up 39.9%, electrocutions at 8.2%, being struck by an object at 8.1%, and being caught-in or between something at 1.3%. The deaths of these contractors were 17 percent of all fatal work accidents in 2018.
Construction sites vary significantly and usually have a large variety of dangerous equipment laying around. Everything from heavy machinery to the simple hammer. The site may need cranes to reach the top of the high rise or scaffolding for a house. The point is that any injury you can think has the possibility of occurring on a construction site: bruises, lacerations, torn ligaments, crushing injuries, falling, broken bones, head injuries, eye injuries, spinal cord injuries, and, of course, death.
Though all accidents are complicated in their own right, construction accidents can be especially complicated due to varying applicable laws. If you are involved in a construction accident as a mere bystander, then regular personal injury tort law applies. However, if you are an employee who is injured by a construction accident your claim may totally covered by the workers compensation system. But there are many claims that are split liability due to varying complicated factors. Our law firm can help you understand what type of case you have.
If you or a loved one was injured in a construction accident, you may be entitled to compensation.
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