Construction is an underappreciated and dangerous way to make a living. It is also one of the most necessary to keep our country safe, stable, and growing. While there have been advancements in safety, construction workers still suffer more injuries than most of America’s workforce. 

At Russell & Hill, PLLC our Pacific Northwest construction site accident attorneys will help you obtain the maximum compensation for your medical expenses, both present and future, lost wages, pain and suffering, and any other damages pertaining to your injuries. If you or someone you know has been injured working at a construction site, you may be entitled to a third-party injury claim in addition to your workers’ compensation benefits.

Can You File A Claim When You Are Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

When you are injured on a construction site, you typically cannot file a claim against your employer. However, often construction site injuries are caused by a third party. If the third party was negligent, you have the right to file a personal injury claim. Such third parties could include;

  • Defective tools and machinery
  • General contractors
  • Subcontractors
  • Property owners

Consult our knowledgeable attorneys at Russell & Hill, PLLC, and let us investigate your claim.  We handle construction site cases throughout Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.

How Frequent Are Construction Site Injuries?

While the construction industry has advanced in technology, training, and safety equipment over the years, it still tops the list of most dangerous jobs. Construction workers make up 6% of the labor force. Still, 20% of worker deaths are attributed to construction site accidents. In terms of numbers, construction site accident statistics show;

  • 1.7% of workers on job sites suffer serious injuries
  • Injury rates are 71% higher than other industries
  • Approximately 195,000 cases of injuries were reported in 2018
  • 1,061 were killed in 2019

The most common construction site accidents that result in death are referred to as the “fatal four.”

  • Falls
  • Electrocutions
  • Caught in or between an object
  • Struck by an object

Together these types of construction site accidents account for 60% of fatalities. Falls account for 33% of construction deaths.

What Are Common Construction Site Injuries

Construction accidents can cause severe and life-altering injuries. The work itself is very physical and demanding on the body. Some of the most common injuries include;

  • Spinal cords
  • Burns
  • Eyes, causing vision impairment and blindness
  • Neck, shoulders, back
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Illness by toxic chemical exposure
  • Knee and ankles
  • Broken, fractured bones
  • Internal organ damage or bleeding
  • Torn ligaments
  • Crushing injuries

Seek help from our dedicated attorneys today.

How Russell & Hill Can Help

At Russell & Hill, PLLC our construction site accident attorneys are here for you. We have the experience, skills, and resources you need to hold negligent third parties accountable. If you or someone you know has been injured due to a third party’s carelessness at a construction site, you may be entitled to;

  • Coverage of medical expenses
  • Lost wages if you are unable to work
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages

You can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 800-529-0842.

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