Construction workers do some of the most dangerous jobs in the United States. Like all American workers, they are also protected by state and federal workplace safety laws that strictly regulate their working conditions. Unfortunately, not all contractors and supervisors respect those laws, and sometimes, workers are seriously hurt or even killed as a result. Common construction accidents include:
- Falls and fractures
- Crushing injuries
- Severe lacerations
- Burns and electrocution
- Accidents with machinery
- Exposure to unsafe substances
The results can be brain or spinal cord injuries; broken bones; amputations; severe burns; and illness from long-term exposure to toxic chemicals. Passers-by may also be injured at construction sites, especially if dangerous materials or equipment are carelessly left in the open.
If you or a loved one was hurt at a construction site because of someone else's carelessness, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries, pain and emotional suffering.