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Workplace Injuries Always a Risk for Construction Workers

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According to the National Safety Council, an American worker is injured on the job every seven seconds. From carpal tunnel syndrome to severe falls, no workplace injury should be taken lightly. 

While all fields of work pose some on-the-job injury hazard, construction workers face the largest risk of injury. Fortunately, issues that result from workplace injuries can be paid for with workers’ compensation. Through workers’ comp benefits, you can cover expensive medical bills, make up for lost work, and give yourself the time you need to heal both emotionally and physically. If you suffer an injury while working, it is important to contact a workers’ comp attorney as soon as possible. 

Construction Industry Injuries 

Construction workers face an increased risk of injury due to the dangerous nature of their work. The vast majority of construction injuries are caused by falls, being struck or compressed by an object, or electrocution. 

If your loved one is fatally injured while on the job, it is important your family receives the financial support it needs to maintain a stable lifestyle. Construction work is incredibly dangerous, and it should come as no surprise that fatalities in construction are much more common than any other field of work. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), construction fatalities accounted for 21 percent of the 4,693 private industry fatalities in 2016. Of all construction deaths, 63 percent are caused by the four factors mentioned above. 

Common Workplace Violations 

While some workplace injuries are unavoidable, many tragedies are directly linked to company negligence. Studies conducted by OSHA found that lack of fall protection, communication mistakes, faulty wiring methods, and mechanical errors were some of the most common causes of construction injuries. Federal and state laws mandate companies are responsible for the well-being of their employees, and negligent action or inaction often puts workers in danger. 

Contact a Larimer County Workers’ Compensation Lawyer 

If you have been injured at your workplace, it is critically important to contact a legal team you can believe in as soon as possible. At Hoggatt Law Office, P.C., we pride ourselves in providing clients with personalized and compassionate representation in their time of need. We have helped countless clients receive the workers’ compensation benefits necessary for them to live a happy and secure life moving forward. To schedule a free consultation with a Fort Collins personal injury attorney, call us today at 970-225-2190. 

Sources

https://www.nsc.org/work-safety/tools-resources/infographics/workplace-injuries

https://www.osha.gov/oshstats/commonstats.html

 

 

 

 

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