Construction Accidents Continue to Cause Hard Workers a Series of Woes

According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administrations’ figures for FY 2013, it is believed that close to 300 construction workers died on the job as a result of an accidental fall. That’s not counting those workers who fell but managed to survive the incident. The list of people most likely to be involved in those types of fatal and non-fatal construction accidents includes power-line installers, roofers, iron workers, sheet metal experts and general laborers. Their collective risk tends to be elevated because their job descriptions typically involve working on multi-story buildings or scaling high poles and fences.

Of course falls are not the only risks that await hard working construction crews. It is also possible that they may become involved in accidental electrocutions, struck-by and caught-in incidents as well as other potentially deadly scenarios. Sometimes the construction accidents may be attributed to the employers’ actions or failure to act. In other situations, the blame may rest with faulty construction equipment, a building’s structural defects, acts of nature, non-construction personnel or the injured employee. For instance, perhaps he or she had an undiagnosed medical condition that caused vertigo or a lack of muscle control to occur.

Either way, the injuries that are likely to happen as a direct result of construction accidents are apt to be quite severe. The list of examples includes, but doesn’t end with compound fractures to the upper or lower extremities, traumatic brain injuries, amputation, spinal cord injuries, internal bleeding and third degree burns. Understandably, they are the types of injuries that have the potential to cause construction workers to lose more than just their health. They could also end up without income and their personal independence.

With that said, if you or a loved one is injured in a construction accident, please contact us. At Odegaard Miller Law, we readily offer free case evaluations and have 75+ years experience assisting construction workers and their families in the pursuit of justice.