Common Construction Site Accidents
Workers on construction sites are exposed to several hazards on a daily basis, which may lead to serious or fatal injuries in the event of an accident. Sometimes an employer’s workers’ compensation insurance won’t cover the entire cost of your injury. Other times you might have been injured due to the neglect of someone else.
We cover the different types of injuries and how they might need to be handled here – Read More About Construction Site Lawsuits
Some of the most common types of construction site accidents include, without limitation, the following:
- Equipment injuries – the reckless or careless operation of heavy machinery such as hoists, tractors, and cranes can cause injuries to those nearby. Equipment malfunctions arising from a defect is another common issue.
- Slip, trip, and fall injuries – misplaced debris and poor weather can lead to slips, trips, and falls on a construction site.
- Explosions – when hazardous materials are mishandled, it can cause explosions that can seriously injure or cause the death of workers nearby.
- Being hit by falling objects – falling objects from high up such as roofing materials and support beams can sometimes fall and cause injuries to those who are working in lower places.
- Electrocution – when a worker is not aware of a nearby electric current, or if a power line was hit during an excavation accident, there is a large risk of electrocution, which could cause serious injuries and even death.
- Scaffolding and ladder accidents – working in high places is very risky. Falls from significant heights can lead to severe injuries and even death.
Workers’ Compensation, Personal Injury or Third Party Lawsuit
To learn more about workers’ compensation and if you have a case, view our Workers’ Compensation Page.
Workers’ Compensation is similar to Personal Injury but are vastly different in what legislation is involved. Learn more about personal injury and if you have a case on our Personal Injury Page.
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Construction site accidents aren’t as cut and dry as filing a workers’ comp claim. Sometimes you’re a contractor or subcontractor that was injured – or you were injured due to the neglect of a contactor or subcontractor.
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