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Construction sites, as workplaces go, are ranked among the most dangerous places to work. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2010 alone over 710 construction workers sustained catastrophic injuries at construction sites. The rate of deadly injuries for construction sites is higher than all but three other industries, making construction work among the most dangerous jobs you can have.
Not all construction accidents are the same. A construction worker may be injured in any number of ways, including but not limited to:
- Improper use or provision of protective equipment
- Equipment failure
- Trench and scaffolding collapses
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Electric shock
Handling the injuries sustained from a construction accident will require all of your attention to heal and maintain your lifestyle. The wage loss and medical expenses can be considerable, as can the loss of your quality of life. As in all severe injury categories, many of the more serious injuries, such as those related to head trauma and brain injury, can and do develop over time and are not readily apparent immediately following the accident. Having an attorney who understands the ramifications of this kind of injury, and has the experience and knowledge to handle the negotiation and claim process is important. Karns Law Group has over 60 years of experience in claim settlement and trial work for people who have suffered from catastrophic personal injuries.
With offices in providence and Middletown, Contact the Construction Accident Lawyers at Karns Law Group at (401) 841-5300 or EMAIL US for a free consultation and more information.
Some of the most common types of injuries sustained by construction workers on site are:
- Head trauma and injuries
- Injuries from being run-over by equipment
- Broken bones and internal injuries from falls and explosions
- Back and neck injuries
Of these four, injuries from falls are by far the most common with over one-third of the total construction site accidents coming from this category alone. Fatalities in this area are high with causes ranging from elevator shaft falls, falling off equipment and scaffolding, and falling from rooftops among the most prevalent.
Many times the injuries are caused by OSHA violations (Occupational Safety and Health Administration www.osha.gov ) that can help the lawyer prove the case and allow for the recovery of compensation.
If you have sustained injuries on a construction job site due to the improper care and maintenance of construction equipment, faulty scaffolding or trenches, inadequate training or protective equipment, falls or any other injury resulting from either the negligence or poor maintenance of your job site, contact the Karns Law Group at (401) 841-5300 or EMAIL US for a free consultation and more information.