Construction accidents can be particularly devastating for construction workers who should know where to turn if they are injured in a construction accident. Different protections are available to construction workers who are injured on the job that injured workers should be familiar with.
One of the most common causes of construction injuries are falls. Falls can occur from scaffolding, cranes, roofs, ladders and other heights. In addition, construction workers can be injured by falling objects that are not properly secured on a job site. As well as objects that are not properly secured, construction workers can also be injured in other equipment-related accidents such as by a nail gun that misfires. Because heavy machinery is also common on construction sites, construction workers can be harmed in backover accidents and crushed in between accidents.
Construction workers can also be harmed in collapse accidents such as trench or building collapses. Because there are also commonly many hazards on construction sites, workers can also be injured in explosions or fires. Construction workers can suffer from respiratory illnesses and repetitive stress injuries which can result from repetitive motion work common on construction sites. There are many different dangers to construction workers on a construction site.
When a construction worker has been injured in a workplace accident, they may be left facing a threat to their health and livelihood. As a result, injured workers should be aware of workers’ compensation benefits that may be able to help them and other legal protections that may be available to them depending on the circumstances of their accident.