Construction site accidents are nothing if not common. Roughly 6.8 million people in the United States work in the world’s most dangerous occupations, construction jobs, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Around 21 percent of all deaths on the job are in various fields in construction, and almost all people employed in construction will experience an injury related to their job during their course of employment. Construction workers have a 75 percent chance of sustaining an injury that is classified as disabling. One out of every 200 people working construction will die on the job. Those statistics are shocking, but true.
Russell and Hill offers compassionate, knowledgeable representation of accident victims in the Bremerton area, including those affected by construction site accidents. Contact our legal team as soon as possible following your injury to discuss your case’s specifics and determine the best course of action to follow when filing a claim for compensation.
Construction work can lead to a number of on-the-job injuries. Some of these include:
Since construction work often involves working at significant heights, construction workers have a high risk of falling from significant heights. This type of injury, if not fatal, often results in spinal cord damage, which can lead to permanent total or partial paralysis, a condition that prevents workers from returning to work, or in some cases, working at all.
Brain injuries are another common injury caused by construction site accidents. A sudden blow to the cranium from a falling object or a fall can result in a concussion and other long-term or permanent brain damage, which can seriously impact your sensory abilities, motor skills, or any other bodily functions. Repeated head injuries over time can also result in a progressive degenerative disease known as Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, a condition that can be debilitating and affect your ability to work.
Explosions or contact with hot machinery or hazardous chemicals can cause burns that result in severe injuries. Some of these burn injuries can be fairly minor, but others may result in disability, permanent scarring, or worst case scenario, death.
Contact with tools and other sharp objects at a construction site can lead to blindness as a result of some accidents, while high decibel levels can cause hearing loss over time. Exposure to a sudden loud noise, such as the boom from an explosion, can also cause significant or complete hearing loss.
In the aftermath of a construction site accident, you are undoubtedly frustrated and wondering what’s going to happen next, who will pay your medical bills, and how you will replace your lost wages. Let our competent legal team handle the details for you while you focus on recovery. Give us a call to set up your free, no-obligation case consultation now to go over the specifics of your injury and get the ball rolling on your claim.