Injuries And Wounds Suffered In A Construction Site

Injuries And Wounds Suffered In A Construction Site

personal-injury

Although injuries can occur in many professions in all fields of work, it is an unfortunate fact that they occur more frequently within the construction industry due to the dangerous nature of the job. As with employees in other work fields when they are injured, injured construction workers are eligible to receive compensation for their injuries while they are in recovery.

COMMON TYPES OF INJURIES

Common injuries that occur to construction workers include falls, heat stroke, broken bones, and lacerations from falling objects. In addition to injuries caused by repetitive movements such as handling a jackhammer. Some workers may even suffer respiratory ailments caused by dust or chemicals used in building materials, and in extreme cases, the structure can collapse and seriously injure workers.

According to the U.S. Labor Department, in a recent year, more than 800 construction workers were killed in this type of workplace accident. Half of these deaths were caused by falls, falling objects, electrocution and being hit by a vehicle or crushed by another large object. Injury statistics are harder to come by, but the Labor Department estimates that 4 out of 100 construction workers are injured in some way each year.

RECOVERY OPTIONS FOR INJURED WORKERS

If a construction worker is injured, he or she may file a workers’ compensation claim, which is a form of workers’ compensation insurance. Workers’ compensation benefits are intended to provide injured workers with a quick and (relatively) simple way to obtain insurance payments during the recovery period, so that mortgage payments and other bills can be paid on time. Keep in mind that workers’ compensation benefits are generally available for workers’ compensation even if he was responsible in some way for the occurrence of the injury. Also, keep in mind that compensation benefits are capped and usually decrease over time as the employee heals and moves back to work. If an employer acted in a manner that clearly ignores the worker’s safety, an injured employee may choose to file a claim instead of a workers’ compensation claim.

HOW CAN AN ATTORNEY HELP IF I AM INJURED ON A CONSTRUCTION SITE?

A lawyer can help you understand your rights to a safe workplace. He can explain the regulations to you, and help you file a workers’ compensation claim if you were injured. In some situations, a lawsuit can make more sense, and an attorney can explain the advantages and drawbacks of both workers’ compensation claims and lawsuits so you can decide which way is best for you to go. Contact a qualified attorney if you are injured, and we will make sure you get the compensation you deserve.

RECENT SETTLEMENTS

Last year we recovered over $15 million for our clients. With that money, our clients are able to pay their medical bills. They are getting their lives back on track after serious injuries and they are holding to account the people who wrongfully injured them.

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$1,100,000.00 - Female, 35: Motorcyclist hit by oncoming traffic


Our client was riding on the back of a motorcycle going south when the defendant heading north made a left hand turn in front of the client, causing the accident.
Injuries: Fractured left leg which required surgery

We understand motorcyclists because we ride

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$5,100,000.00 - Female, 43: Cyclist hit by truck


Our client was riding her bicycle when a truck was turning and came up onto the sidewalk. Our client went to back up and the truck struck her.
Injuries: Catastrophic injuries to entire right side of body below the waist resulting in amputation of the right leg and hind quarter; bladder rupture; multiple rib and spinal fractures.

$3,500,000.00 - Female, 33: Serious personal injury


Our client fell down the stairs and was knocked unconscious at a New York City
subway station.
Injuries: Fractured skull, subsequent seizure disorder.

$4,300,000.00 - Male, 63: Pedestrian hit by bus


Our client was crossing a street when a bus hit a car and the car spun and hit him.
Injuries: Traumatic brain injury; fractured shoulder.

$750,000.00 - Male, 35: Workers' compensation


Our client was changing a pump strainer on a hot air furnace when he stepped on a board and fell through the ceiling.
Injuries: Herniated disc which required surgery.

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