At Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP, we understand that construction workers face serious risks every day they go to work at a job site. That is why we are committed to using our years of experience and extensive legal resources to help injured construction workers pursue maximum compensation for their damages in these types of cases. Below, we discuss three common construction site accidents and injuries.
Risk #1: Falls from Height
Building and demolishing structures requires construction workers to be at tall heights, placing them at risk for falls. Additionally, the risks that come with working at height are usually increased by limited access and restrictions on mobility that are inherent to working on a job-site. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, falls at construction sites account for 34% of all on-the-job deaths of construction workers.
Risk #2: Large or Heavy Objects
Construction sites are chaotic environments, with constantly moving vehicles and workers moving large and dangerous objects on uneven terrains. Add in unobservant employees, and accidents involving large or heavy objects threaten the health and safety of construction workers.
Risk #3: Slips, Trips, & Falls
Construction sites have a wide range of activities occurring simultaneously, and the dangerous terrains workers must interact with to do their job puts them at risk of slips, trips, and falls that can cause serious injury. Unfortunately, injuries related to slips, trips, and falls happen daily.
If you or someone you know has been injured due to a construction site accident, please give us a call at (800) 462-7160, or contact our personal injury attorneys online to get started on your consultation.