Construction workers are particularly vulnerable to on-the-job injury – while you are certainly safe and responsible as an employee, and while you may understand the dangers of a work site and take the proper precautions, use the proper safety equipment and gear and never take unnecessary risks, you may still wind up suffering a serious injury.
Construction sites are inherently dangerous places to work, but that does not excuse your employers from their obligation to keep employees safe and it certainly does not mean that, if you are injured, you forfeit your right to just compensation.
The American Public Health Association reports that nearly all construction workers will sustain injuries — or become ill as a result of on-the-job conditions — at least once in their careers. Additionally, construction workers face a significantly greater risk of premature death than workers in other occupations. A construction site, replete with perpetually moving heavy machinery, unstable structures and cramped conditions with too many workers in too small a space, is a dangerous place.
Common causes of construction site accidents include:
– Falls from ladders or scaffolding
– Injuries due to poorly maintained or defective equipment
– Unsafe or irresponsible operation of heavy equipment
– Use of defective machinery
– Falling objects
Some accidents or injuries that can result from construction accidents include:
– Injury to, or loss of, limbs
– Brain and head injuries
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The advice of a good lawyer can help you determine your best possible options when recovering from an auto accident and making sure your rights and best interests are protected. The auto accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Garcia and Ochoa can help answer all of those questions. We recognize that everyone is an individual and that not every case is the same. We start by listening and for 28 years, our firm has been helping people across the country obtain the justice and compensation they deserve.