Work in construction is often ranked as one of the most hazardous occupations in the United States. Accidents in the construction sector result in serious injuries and even death to thousands of employees yearly. In the United States construction workers account for one out of every five deaths on the job. Accidents are common in construction because construction companies often fail to implement safety engineers and fail to adequately execute necessary safety measures in order to provide a safe working environment.
As a result of the vast number of building projects that take place in metropolitan areas, accidents that take place on construction sites don’t just involve construction employees, they also cause significant injuries to pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists.
In the event you were injured while working on a construction site, you may be eligible to pursue one or more of the following claims with the assistance of your attorney:
Workers’ Compensation: In most cases, an employee who sustains an injury on the job is precluded from suing their employer due to the fact that the individual is able to receive benefits from workers’ compensation insurance. A worker who wants to collect worker’s compensation payments needs to demonstrate that they sustained an injury; the specifics of how or why the accident happened are immaterial.
If the worker’s claim is validated, they will be eligible to collect benefits under the worker’s compensation system. Claims for worker’s compensation might be filed alongside other claims against third parties to maximize the compensation received for losses.
Personal Injury: In the context of a personal injury claim, the worker has the burden of proving that the carelessness of a third party was the cause of their damage and that the worker caused the negligence.
Product Liability: If a faulty product brought on harm, the person who was hurt has the legal right to file a claim for compensation against any party in the distribution chain. For instance, if a ladder that was being used on a building site malfunctioned because it was defective and caused an accident, the party that was injured may be able to claim compensation from the retailer, the wholesaler, the manufacturer, or any other person that was involved in the chain of distribution.
Wrongful Death: If a worker loses their life on the job, the worker’s family may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim on behalf of their loved one. In some circumstances, numerous claims may be submitted at the simultaneously.
The construction sector is known to be rather dangerous. As a result, the construction industry’s four leading causes of death are generally known as the “Fatal Four.” These four causes are as follows: falling, being struck by something, being electrocuted, and being caught in/between something. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Fatal Four were to blame for more than half of the deaths that occurred on the job in the construction industry in 2018.
Below is a list of several factors that frequently cause accidents on construction sites:
When an accident happens on a construction site, a worker or their family can take steps to protect their legal rights and be compensated for their injuries. The most important steps for a victim to take following a construction accident are:
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