On most construction sites there is a multitude of things going on at the same time. With so much activity combined with inherently dangerous equipment and hazardous materials, it’s no surprise that safety is often an issue. If all individuals on a construction site – both construction workers and non-construction workers – don’t adhere to the proper safety precautions, serious injuries or even death can occur in a construction accident.
On average, injury rates in construction are 71% higher than injury rates across all other industries. This is even more alarming considering that The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) found that more than 25% of construction workers have indicated that they failed to report a work-related injury. And according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), one in five U.S. worker deaths a year take place in the construction industry.
Unfortunately, things don’t seem to be getting any better. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) found that in 2019 fatalities in the private construction industry increased by 5% to 1,061 – the largest total since 2007.
While there are a variety of accidents that occur on construction sites, some of the most common ones include:
- Falls (account for 33% of all construction deaths);
- Scaffolding accidents;
- Individuals being struck by falling objects;
- Crane accidents;
- Slip, trip, and fall accidents;
- Defective/dangerous machinery;
- Chemical exposure;
- Trenching and excavation accidents;
- Welding accidents;
- Transportation accidents (individuals getting hit or pinned by auto vehicles); and
- Nail gun accidents.
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It’s no surprise that these accidents commonly result in serious injury or death. Since there are so many different types of construction accidents, there are also many different types of construction accident injuries – and severity. Common construction accident injuries include:
- Broken bones;
- Crush injuries;
- Back and neck injuries;
- Spinal cord injuries;
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI);
- Chemical burns; and
While we know that no amount of money can change the fact that you have been injured or have lost a loved one in a construction accident, it’s important that you receive the compensation to which you are entitled to help you best move forward with your life.
At the Law Offices of David P. Kashani, APLC, our legal team will work to help get you or your loved one the compensation that is deserved.
Construction accidents require experience in workers’ compensation, personal injury law, and insurance law, which are specialties of our highly qualified team. Our team can help work through this delicate situation for your benefit.The most important thing when you have been injured in a construction accident is to seek medical attention and then call a qualified personal injury attorney who specializes in construction accidents.
Contact the Law Offices of David P. Kashani, APLC right away to schedule a free consultation in which we can discuss your options.
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