- Collapses or cave-ins
- Electrical hazards
- Exposure to materials such as asbestos, benzene, lead, and vinyl chloride
- Power tool accidents or equipment malfunction
- Trench accidents
- Welding accidents
Other Construction Accident Estimates
- Falls are the most common type of injury sustained on site
- Back injuries are the most common, followed by legs, arms, and hands
- Over 150,000 construction workers were injured in on site accidents last year
- Nearly ten percent of construction workers will be injured on the job this year
- Injured construction workers missed an average of 30 days of work after their accidents
Injuries at construction sites are higher than the national average. There have been several high profile construction accidents this year that resulted in fatalities. And statistics show that construction had the second highest amount of workplace fatalities in the country this past year. There were also an above number of days missed due to injury and illness.
Just like all American workers, employees of the construction industry have the right to a workplace that is free of preventable hazards and accidents. And though the law does not allow construction workers to sue employers as they collect workers’ compensation, construction employees who have been injured are more likely to have a lawsuit. This is because there are usually multiple contractors used in construction work.
Types of Injuries Sustained in Construction Accidents
- Head injuries – Traumatic brain injuries can be caused by crane or bulldozer accidents, as well as materials that fall from some place high
- Spinal cord injuries – Falls or equipment failures can cause these type of injuries that may cause paralysis or other difficulties
- Burns and disfigurement – Fires or chemical or electrical burns
- Amputation or loss of limb – Defective or dangerous machinery, as well as unsafe job practices may result in the loss of a hand or arm
If you have been injured in a construction site accident, the first thing you should do is see a doctor. Once your injury has been treated, you should contact an experienced workplace construction accident attorney. You may be entitled to compensation such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages, both past and future
- Any other damages incurred as a result of being injured
The type of accident sustained while working on a construction site does not matter. Whether it was a trip and fall or a scaffold collapse, you need an experienced construction accident attorney to advise you on how you may receive compensation.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident in the Cincinnati, Ohio area, please contact experienced construction accident attorney Anthony Castelli for an initial consultation because Tony is here to help you.