Throughout the construction industry, there are some specific hazards that face the men and women who help to build and maintain the structures that people count on. These hazards can mean that the workers suffer from injuries in an accident. They also mean that some workers might die from their injuries. These workers might have claims for compensation available that can help them to make ends meet while they recover from their injuries or while family members learn to live without their loved one.
The overwhelmingly most common hazard for construction workers is falling. Falls account for almost 40 percent of construction worker deaths. The next most common cause of fatalities in this country for construction workers is electrocutions, which account for just over eight percent of fatalities.
We understand that no construction worker plans on going to work and being injured. If you were injured at work, you should find out what options you have. For example, you might think that workers’ compensation is your only option for compensation; however, this isn’t always the case.
If your accident was caused by a defective product, such as an amputation that’s caused by a circular saw without an appropriate blade guard, you might have a third-party claim. Determining what types of claims you might make requires us to look into what happened. Once we know the circumstances, we can help you to learn about what choices you have.
In every stage of your case, we are here to help you determine how different options might affect you. Once you have this information, you can make an informed decision about your claim for compensation for your construction injury.