Construction workers spend their days on sites with dangerous tools, heavy equipment, and in hazardous conditions. Oftentimes working alongside busy roads or at great heights, these workers have the potential to get severely injured while on the job.
Part of the responsibility lies on the owners of construction sites to ensure that the site is safe, has the proper equipment, and workers are following safety guidelines. But, there are instances in which this is not the case, further increasing the likelihood of a construction site accident occurring.
Some of the most common causes for serious injuries on construction sites include the following:
- Falls from roofs
- Heavy equipment accidents
- Scaffolding collapses
- Structural cave-ins
- Fires and explosions
- Compressed and natural gas explosions
- Welding accidents
The above forms of accidents can cause construction workers serious injuries that may not only injure them short-term, but cause long-term effects.
It is important for those injured in construction accidents to contact an attorney soon after their accident. This type of work results in a large percentage of workers’ compensation claims, but there are many cases in which the workers’ compensation claim doesn’t provide enough to fully cover the effects of the injury.
For example, a serious leg injury that results in disability may give an individual a total of $75,000. This figure is better than nothing, but it may not cover the pain and suffering that accompanies the disability, or the loss of quality of life. If a construction accident victim accepts a workers’ compensation claim, they may not sue the responsible parties for other circumstance that have been a result of the injury.
If you have been involved in a construction accident, call our Ohio construction accident attorneys at 800.637.8170. Our office has experience dealing with accidents of this nature and can help you and your family receives the compensation deserved for the injuries you have sustained. Call us today to ask any questions that you may have or to receive a free case evaluation.