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Working in construction has many risks, but workers should always be protected if they are injured on the job. However, we know there are times when employers or insurance carriers do not treat injured workers fairly, and the team at Russell & Hill, PLLC is here to help. We will investigate the incident that caused your injury and work to secure the compensation you truly deserve. Call our office when you need a construction site accident lawyer by your side.

Construction jobs are risky

It is not a secret that construction work is riskier than other jobs. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that there were 2.8 million nonfatal injuries or illnesses in the US during the latest reporting year. They also state that the construction industry had 3.1 recordable incidents per 100 workers, making it one of the most dangerous occupations.

We know that the construction industry made up approximately 20% of the total workplace fatalities during the latest reporting year. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the most common causes of fatalities construction include:

  • Falls (39.2%)
  • Getting struck by an object (8.2%)
  • Electrocutions (7.3%)
  • Getting caught in between objects (5.1%)

All of these cause non-fatal injuries as well, along with these other common construction incidents:

  • Vehicle accidents
  • Incidents with heavy machinery
  • Tool and knife mishaps
  • Exposure to loud noises
  • Exposure to hazardous materials or chemicals

Common construction injuries

Some of the most common construction site injuries are traumatic in nature, including:

However, there are injuries and illnesses that may not be as immediately apparent because their signs and symptoms develop over time. This could include:

  • Hearing and Vision Loss
  • Respiratory Problems or other chronic illnesses
  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Cancers

Who is liable for these injuries?

Employers have a duty to ensure workers have the proper equipment and training to do their jobs properly. Employers who fail to provide these could be held liable. Third-party contractors who cause any injury could also be held liable for damages.

We can get this case moving forward

If you or a loved one works in construction and has been injured, you should be entitled to compensation for what has happened. Unfortunately, there are times when a claim is denied or a fair settlement is not offered. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, our construction accident lawyer in Arlington will get to work investigating what happened in order to secure compensation for the following:

  • All medical bills related to the incident (past and future)
  • Compensation for lost income if you cannot work
  • Loss of future earnings and earning potential

If your injury was caused by a third party or the gross negligence of your employer, we will pursue pain and suffering damages as well as punitive damages. When you need an Arlington construction site accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 800-529-0842.

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