Accidents and Injuries on a Construction Site

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Accidents and Injuries on a Construction Site

Construction sites are knowingly dangerous places. It is very physical work, and workers often use powerful machinery, climb to tall structures, and work on roadsides with traffic zooming by them. Unfortunately, because of the work’s inherent nature, construction workers face a significant risk of injuries on the job. If you are a construction worker who was hurt at work, you may be dealing with serious medical problems, ongoing pain, and financial worries because of missed work and medical bills. California laws provide protections for construction workers who are harmed at work. We are here to help you understand your rights under these laws.

Types of Injuries on Construction Sites

There are many risks that construction workers face on the job. In fact, according to Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the most common causes of injuries on construction sites include:

  • Falling from heights
  • Trench collapse
  • Collapsed scaffolding
  • Electric shock
  • Failure to use appropriate protective gear
  • Repetitive motion injuries

In addition to these significant injury causes, workers on a construction site could also be hurt by traffic, collapsing ladders, faulty tools or equipment, other workers’ errors, and accidents with tools or machinery. Workers on construction sites who experience these types of accidents can sustain a variety of serious injuries, including:

  • Burns
  • Electrocution
  • Eye injury, including vision impairment or blindness
  • Broken bones
  • Knee and ankle injury
  • Neck, shoulder, or back injury
  • Spinal cord injury

These injuries can negatively affect your daily life. If you or someone you love has been hurt while working on a construction site, a lawyer from One Law Group can provide you with comprehensive legal representation. We can help you:

  • File a workers’ compensation or third-party liability claim (or both)
  • Deal with the workers’ compensation insurer if there is a dispute over medical coverage or if they try to force you back to work too early
  • Collect evidence to prove you are entitled to compensation
  • Appeal a workers’ compensation claim denial
  • Discuss a settlement and dispute over benefits

These are just some of the many services that our lawyers provide to clients across all around California. To learn more about how we can assist you after your construction accident, give us a call today to schedule a consultation.

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