Construction site workers don’t need to be told their jobs are often dangerous; but when those hazards are compounded by negligent safety measures or faulty equipment that lead to workplace accidents, the resulting injuries can be devastating to employees and their families alike.
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Factors in Construction Site Accidents
Many construction site accidents are the direct result of negligence, but the cause of that negligence can be wide-ranging. Some common factors in construction accidents include:
- Defective machinery or tools, such as nail guns
- Ladder accidents
- Scaffolding accidents
- Inadequate safety precautions
- Exposure to toxic substance
- Electrocution, such as from inadequately insulated bucket trucks
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Construction Site Accident Injuries
Construction site accidents result in a higher rate of severe and catastrophic injuries than other types of workplace accidents. Injuries from construction accidents may include:
- Fractured bones
- Internal and musculoskeletal injuries
- Brain injuries, including traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Loss-of-limb and amputation injuries
- Severe burns
Victims of construction site accidents may be facing extended time away from work, vocational retraining and long-term medical care. Depending on the circumstances of your injury, our experienced lawyers can help you pursue the financial security you and your family need to move forward either through Workers’ Compensation or another form of claim.
If you or a family member was injured in a construction accident that may have been due to negligence, please find a construction accident lawyer in our directory for a free consultation to learn more about your legal options. Our attorneys are proud advocates for workplace injury victims nationwide.