Construction Injury Law
Construction is the most dangerous land-based work sector. In the United States in 2001, there were 1,225 fatal occupational injuries in the construction sector, with an incidence rate of 13.3 per 100,000 employed workers. In the same year the construction industry experienced 481,400 nonfatal injuries and illnesses at a rate of 7.9 per 100 full-time workers in the industry. The construction sector holds about 6% of U.S. workers, but 20% of the fatalities. This is the largest number of fatalities reported for any industry sector.
Construction workers are at risk of being struck by objects from above, for example, tools used above the worker or construction materials that aren’t properly secured. Brain and spinal injuries can occur, even if you’re wearing appropriate safety equipment such as hardhats. Construction sites can create dangerous conditions for individuals working at the site, visitors […]
One of the most common types of construction injuries are falls. Construction workers are at risk from falls from scaffolding, cranes, roofs, ladders, and other heights at work. If you’re injured in a fall, you may want to file a Workers’ Compensation Claim and possibly a personal injury lawsuit against your employer or another party. Construction sites can […]