Helping you seek justice for your damages
We understand the dangers of the construction industry and have spent nearly 30 years advocating for individuals injured in construction site accidents. Over the years, we’ve counseled construction workers in all trades, including engineers, electricians, carpenters, ironworkers, plumbers and cement masons as they file injury claims for compensation.
About construction site accidents
Working construction is one of the most dangerous jobs in the United States. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), there are more than 11 million construction workers who build and maintain roads, houses, office buildings and other physical infrastructure. As NIOSH recognizes, construction work includes jobs and conditions that are by their very nature dangerous, such as excavations, working at heights, extreme noise, dust, power tools, heavy machinery and electricity. The work is all too often performed in confined spaces, dangerous conditions and other unsafe premises. It should come as no surprise that, although only about 8 percent of workers in the United States are employed in the construction industry, the industry accounts for 22 percent of the fatal accidents at work in the country.
Common types of injuries at construction sites
Construction injuries result from a wide range of circumstances. Some of the most common types of construction accidents include the following:
Falls from heights
Crane and other heavy equipment failures
Compressed gas explosions
Inhalation of dangerous substances
Repetitive motion injuries
Recovering for injuries
While workers’ compensation policies cover most construction site injuries, sometimes workers’ comp benefits do not adequately compensate for the real costs of an injury. For example, emotional damages, such as pain and suffering, are not covered by workers’ compensation. In particular, if you or your loved one is injured due to gross negligence at a construction site, it is crucial to consult a work injury lawyer who can determine if there is a claim for further coverage and ensure that you obtain the maximum compensation possible.