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Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Common Types of Construction Site Injuries
sites have inherent risks because they are often in various stages of
demolition and completion for an extended period of time. During this time,
many structures, bridges, and roadways may have unstable conditions that can
easily lead to injuries. In addition, construction sites often require the use
of heavy machinery, equipment, and materials that can result in severe
accidents and injuries. Because of these conditions and more, construction is considered
to be one of the most dangerous industries by the U.S.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).1 The following are some
of the ways that both construction workers and passersby sustain injuries due
to hazards in and around construction sites.
to construction workers
on the job, a construction worker can encounter many different hazards on a
daily basis. For example, some of the accidents and injuries that commonly
occur involving workers include:
from ladders, scaffolding, or other heights, resulting in broken bones, spinal
injuries, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), or death.
hit by tools or objects dropped from ladders, scaffolding, or other heights,
which commonly causes TBI, fractures, spine and neck injuries, and more.
from unfinished electrical systems or exposed wiring, which lead to severe
burns, heart attack, brain damage, among other injuries.
hit or trapped by heavy materials that can result in crushed limbs or torso,
shattered bones, TBI, spinal cord injuries and paralysis, and other
involving construction vehicles, which often cause broken bones, head trauma
and brain damage, neck and back injuries, and more.
or blasting accidents that lead to severe burns, amputations, or brain damage.
to toxic chemicals and substances that can cause burns, skin disorders, or the
development of mesothelioma or other cancers.
worker sustains serious injuries, they often have different legal
rights and options. They can often obtain compensation through the Florida
Workers' Compensation2 program and an experienced workers'
comp attorney can help to ensure you receive the full benefits to which you are
entitled under the law. However, in some instances, workers' compensation
cannot provide adequate recovery if a construction injury was particularly
severe of life-changing. Depending on the circumstances of your individual
case, a construction accident attorney can identify whether you have the right
to file a legal claim to receive the full amount of compensation you deserve.
are not the only individuals at risk due to the hazards of a construction site.
Anyone who passes by a site on foot, on a bicycle, or in a motor vehicle can
also be at risk for serious accidents. Many of the construction accidents that
are common for passersby include:
hit by falling materials, tools, or objects
due to equipment misuse or malfunction
from close proximity to explosions or demolitions
or trench collapses
of unfinished structures
due to poorly marked road construction sites
are only some of the types of accidents that may occur involving passersby due
to the negligence of a construction crew. Any injured individuals should
discuss their rights to recovery with an experienced personal injury lawyer as
soon as possible.
a Clearwater construction site injury lawyer today to retain legal counsel
who are injured in preventable accidents that occur at or around construction
sites can often obtain compensation for their injuries and other losses. In
some cases, this compensation may be obtained through the Florida workers’
compensation program while, in others, an injured party may be able to sustain
a personal injury lawsuit against the party responsible for their injuries.
Whatever the case may be, anyone hurt at a construction site should discuss his
or her options with an experienced lawyer as soon as possible.
2009, the attorneys of the Dolman Law Group have been protecting the legal
rights of individuals injured at construction sites and in other types of
preventable accidents. To schedule a
free consultation with one of our Clearwater construction site accident
attorneys, call our office today at 727-451-6900or send us an email
through our online contact form.
800 North Belcher Road
Clearwater, FL 33756