Construction site workers face many dangers when on the job. There are a few things that are the most common causes of injuries, like falls, falling objects, or being crushed. Why are these such prominent dangers?
Falling objects, and falling in general, is common because of the way the construction team works throughout the day. If you’re working on scaffolding, you are more likely to fall than if you’re on the ground. You may be tethered to the scaffolding, but if you aren’t, a fall could mean falling several stories.
Items that aren’t tethered may fall and hit workers on the head, back, neck or shoulders, and that can cause serious harm depending on the item. Even with hardhats, a falling object can be deadly.
One of the other great dangers of construction is working with electricity. The proper safety equipment along with good training can help prevent accidents on job sites, but accidents can still happen if a third party or worker makes a mistake on site.
Any time you’re injured on the job, you should be able to claim for your injury. If you lose a loved one because of falling objects or due to other workplace hazards, an attorney can discuss a wrongful death lawsuit with you and tell you if your case qualifies. You could be entitled to compensation that could cover the financial losses you’re suffering.
Our website has more information about wrongful deaths and construction accidents, so you can learn more about what to do if you want to make a claim.