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What Accidents Are Common in the Construction Industry?

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Unfortunately, the construction industry is greatly underappreciated. After all, these workers are responsible for ensuring we have places to live, work, shop, eat, and drive! Many workers, however, may feel even more undervalued when they are hurt on the job and their workers’ compensation is denied. If this reflects your circumstances, you’ll want to keep reading to learn how to fight for the funds you deserve. The following blog explores the most common accidents workers can face and why connecting with a Broward County work injury lawyer is critical to receiving justice.

What Kind of Accidents Impact Those in the Construction Industry?

Generally, one of the most common kinds of accidents you can face as a construction worker is falls. These can be falling from higher ground or slips and trips. Despite being one of the most preventable accidents, these make up the majority of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) violations on an annual basis. Workers can fall from higher elevations like scaffolding or ladders if they are not given the property training or equipment. Additionally, if job sites are not kept clean, workers may trip over tools, materials, or debris.

Another common injury that workers can face is being struck by falling objects or debris. Even while wearing proper protective equipment, like hard hats, being hit by a falling item can cause catastrophic injuries. Ensuring that workers take the time to secure their tools while working on high platforms and requiring bystanders to move back when another person is operating heavy machinery can help reduce the risk of someone being injured by this accident.

Finally, many construction workers sustain severe injuries as a result of electrocution. Unfortunately, if there is faulty wiring or damaged tools, workers can become injured. As such, employers should purchase the proper equipment and regularly inspect tools and wires to ensure they are in adequate condition for use.

Can a Broward County Attorney Help Me With Workers’ Comp Issues?

When injured while working, recovering compensation for the injuries you sustained is possible through workers’ compensation. Essentially, you are entitled to funds to help cover your medical bills and partial lost wages if you are hurt on the job. You should also note that you do not have to prove negligence on behalf of your employer. However, the only instances in which you cannot file a successful claim are if your injuries were:

  • Caused because you showed up to work intoxicated
  • Inflicted because of horseplay or tomfoolery
  • The result of engaging in physical violence
  • Inflicted outside the scope of your duties or while you were off the clock

Even though you are entitled to workers’ compensation in most instances, you should know that your employer may try to impact your ability to recover funds. If this happens, you should immediately seek legal representation to ensure you can recover the money you are entitled to.

When you’ve been hurt, the Finizio Law Group can help. We understand how complex these matters can be, which is why we are here to assist you. Connect with us today to learn how our team can help.

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