Construction work is one of the most dangerous jobs. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, nearly 6.5 million people work at about 252,000 construction sites every single day. The injury rate for these workers is higher than the national average. Most of the time, workers are injured when they fall from extreme heights, or during a trench collapse. Scaffolding can also fall, hurting workers in the process. When working with electrical systems, there is the potential for an electric shock, and the failure to use proper personal protective equipment can end in disastrous results. As well, a lot of construction workers merit torn muscles or a loss of limb use due to repetitive motion injuries.
Falls bring about the greatest number of fatalities in the construction industry every year. About 36 people die annually because they tumble off of a ladder during a construction job, and countless others trip on stairs or items that are in their path when up on roofs. All of this to say, construction work is very dangerous and can bring on devastating deaths or injuries. When a construction worker contacted our firm to talk about his injured leg, we decided to represent him in court.
In conjunction with another firm, we were able to fight for a workers’ compensation for this man who was permanently damaged because of his rigorous work environment. Because his leg was badly damaged, it also affected his ability to work. We advocated for this injured worker, and were able to help him obtain a $3 million settlement for his injury. Now he doesn’t have to work, and can instead relax without the burden of finances hanging over his head. If you have been injured in a construction accident, then contact an attorney at our firm to get the compensation you deserve!