Picking up from Construction Accidents: An Overview of the Causes & Injuries (Pt. 1), here, our discussion regarding construction accidents in the U.S. will resume, now with a focus on the specific injuries and other impacts of these workplace accidents.
Construction Accidents: The Injuries
The most commonly sustained injuries in nonfatal construction accidents include head injuries, neck/back/spine injuries, blindness and deafness and loss of limbs/disfigurement.
- While anyone who works on construction sites is at risk of being in a construction accident, those with the highest risk (according to OSHA) are general construction labors. In fact, these workers have a 26 percent risk of being hurt in construction accidents every day they go to work.
- Other workers with an elevated risk of being hurt in construction accidents include site supervisors, roofers, electricians and carpenters.
Construction Accidents: The Big Picture
- Construction accidents kill at least two workers in the U.S. every day.
- About 20 percent of all fatal workplace accidents are construction accidents, making the construction industry one of the deadliest in the U.S.
- Approximately 1 in every 3 Latino workers killed in fatal workplace accidents die in construction accidents.
While the impacts of construction accidents can clearly be deadly, it’s crucial to point out that, in the big picture, construction accidents can end up having significant financial and psychological impacts on both workers and their families. This important point was underscored by OSHA Assistant Secretary David Michaels, who explained:
We’re talking about much more than just statistics. Almost every construction worker that dies leaves behind a family: children, spouses, parents whose lives are devastated. A Breadwinner’s serious [construction accident] injury can throw a family permanently out of the middle class.
At the Law Office of Michael P. Dominick, our attorneys understand the impacts of construction accidents, as well as other workplace accidents. That’s why we are committed to aggressively advocating our clients’ rights to benefits and to working tirelessly to help them obtain the maximum possible compensation for their workplace injuries and losses.
Colorado Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at the Law Office of Michael P. Dominick
If you have sustained a workplace injury and are considering (or in the process of) filing a workers’ compensation claim, you cannot rely upon your employer or insurance companies to look out for your best interests. In fact, both your employer and insurance companies will be more focused on their own bottom lines instead of your current and future wellbeing. This can make the system adversarial for injured workers and potentially even put them in situations in which their legitimate workers’ compensation claims are undercut or even flat-out denied.
In such cases, it’s essential that injured workers contact the Colorado workers’ compensation lawyers at the Law Office of Michael P. Dominick. Our legal professionals are experienced at going up against corporate lawyers and insurance companies, and we have a proven track record of success when it comes to securing our Clients the benefits they need and deserve.
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