The Truth about Construction Accidents
In a matter of seconds, a construction worker can suffer severe injuries,
traumatic brain injuries,
spinal cord injuries,
severe burns, and more.
Some of the frequent causes of major injury on construction sites include:
- Construction vehicle accidents
- Crane accidents
- Roof accidents/skylight accidents
- Scaffolding accidents
- Structure collapses
- Defective equipment
Construction jobs are among the most dangerous in the U.S. due to the extensive
use of heavy machinery, the heights at which much work is performed, and
the use of large building materials. Still, most construction accidents
are avoidable, and it is possible to receive compensation when an employer’s
mistake leads to your injury.
If you or a family member has suffered injuries on a construction site,
here are just a few questions to consider:
- Did the employer follow all safety guidelines?
- Was all equipment in good repair and with safety mechanisms in place?
- Were all workers at the site given proper training and supervision?
The fact is, sometimes companies take shortcuts; for example, they may
rush to complete a job even though a piece of heavy machinery is broken.
guardrails were not installed along a railing. In other cases, simple incompetence
or poor decisions lead to incidents that cause
Spinal Cord Injuries Caused by Construction Accidents
Spinal cord injuries can be devastating, resulting in symptoms ranging
from pain to
quadriplegia. Spinal cord injuries require immediate and ongoing treatment that can
cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, followed by a lifetime of rehabilitation
For construction workers, this kind of injury can prevent them from ever
working again. You may be entitled to
workers’ compensation, but these claims often don’t cover all the expenses that come with
this dramatic change in your life: the doctor’s visits, the adaptive
equipment, and the income you could be making if you weren’t injured.
A skilled construction accident attorney can not only fight for you to
recover all current medical expenses but also your future medical and