Every year, construction workers are injured on the job all over the country. The severity and nature of these injuries are varied, however there are some casualties that are common to the construction site. If you or someone you know has been injured in a construction site accident, contact the law office of Finkelstein and Partners, LLP today. Our team of personal injury and worker’s compensation professionals have the knowledge and experience to offer you excellent legal representation.
There are many causes of construction site accidents and injuries but if you are able to recognize the common injuries that occur, you will be able to more effectively prevent such accidents. Knowing the dangers allows you and your employer to put appropriate safety procedures in place to keep you and your fellow workers safe.
Fall accidents are among the most common types of construction site accidents and injuries. These include slips and falls on substances such as water, oil, or ice, as well as trips and falls over various foreign objects on walking surfaces. Common falls also include falls from heights. Construction workers are susceptible to falling from cranes, suspended beams, scaffolding and ladders while on the job.
Construction workers are also at high risk of being struck by falling objects. This may include various tools or construction materials that have not been properly secured. Common injuries seen from falling objects include but are not limited to concussions, brain injuries and various neck injuries. Wearing appropriate safety gear, such as hard hats and safety harnesses can help prevent accidents due to falling objects.
Accidents involving heavy machinery and other construction equipment and tools are also very common on the construction site. These accidents can happen for a number of reasons, but the most commonly reported are equipment malfunction and misuse. Reducing accidents related to construction machinery can be done, by making sure that all equipment is maintained and properly cared for. It is also crucial to make sure that any worker operating such equipment has proper training and licensing to do so.
Due to the intensity of physical labor that takes place on the construction site, over exertion, heat stroke, frost bite and exhaustion are also common occurrences among construction workers. This may include muscle or joint damage due to wear and tear of overuse. Frost bite can lead to the loss of limbs such as fingers and toes and heat stroke, which can lead to heart, brain and kidney damage.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a construction site accident, contact the law office of Finkelstein and Partners, LLP today. Our team of personal injury and worker’s compensation professionals have the knowledge and experience to offer you quality legal representation while fighting for your compensation. Call us today at (800) 529-2676. You may also email us at [email protected] at any time.