Common Types of Construction Accident
Given that there are multiple risks existing in a construction site, sustaining injuries or illness would be possible and it is evident as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reported that one in ten construction site workers are injured every year and in related to this there are around 150,000 injuries sustained by workers from consturction site accidents yearly according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
In this blog, we will stipulate few common types of accidents occurring inside a construction site to watch out for and will give out legal advice on the latter specifically, how an injury lawyer could help victims of construction site accidents.
1. Height-Related Accidents
Height-related accidents are described as accidents occurred from ladders, high places, being struck by falling object, scaffold collapses, or even fall from an heavy equipment are its examples. These specific type of accident are likely to result in fatality or if fortunate, traumatic injuries and permanent injuries such as amputation and spinal cord injuries. According to statistics, more than 40% of construction site fatalities were accounted to falls.
3. Trip and Falls/ Slip and Falls
According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), slip,trips, and fall are deemed to be the most common cause of sustenance of injuries and even death on construction sites. This is because of the hazards that are naturally existing in the said workplace that are left uncheck and unnoticed by everyone, some of these hazards are flooring debris, defects, holes, faulty stairs, poor lighting, spilled liquid on surface, and even unprecedented cuts on heights could cause an event of sustenance of injury or even death. Specifically, some injuries sustained are broken limb, sprains, soft tissue injuries, lacerations, cuts, head and neck injuries (traumatic brain injury).
5. Crane & Forklift Accidents
Among all accidents mentioned in this list, crane and forklift accidents are the most rare to occur but has high tendency to occur as these specific machineries are regularly used on construction sites. Even if cranes and forklifts are operated by qualified persons who have undergo special training, accidents involving these are still occuring because of negligence and miscommunication.
If ever one of your family members or closests friend has been involved in an accident or have sustained an injury inside a workplace or caused by a workplace and even a possible case of amputation because of negligent person incharge of their safety liable that has shown apparent negligence and recklessness and caused an accident and render the victim to have life-threatening injuries and condition, you can always refer help from a professional experienced injury lawyer to smoothen things out as your hired lawyers can help you decide from their factual and legal advices.
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