Construction sites are inherently dangerous places to work. Large machinery, heights, and unstable buildings leave thousands of people across the country with serious injuries each year.
The CDC claims that construction work is one of the most hazardous occupations in the United States, with some of the highest fatality rates among all industries. In 2019, 20% of worker fatalities were in construction, according to OSHA.
If you suffered an injury on a construction site, then you may be able to recover compensation. At the Rudolph & Hammond Law Firm, we can evaluate your accident and injuries to determine if you may have valid grounds for a claim. Our Scottsdale accident lawyer may be able to help you recover lost wages and medical expenses.
Call us today at 480-951-9700 to schedule an appointment.
Read on to learn about five common construction site accidents:
According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, electricity presents a significant danger to workers on a construction site. Many work zones have exposed wires and unfinished electrical systems that can cause injuries and fatalities. Always make sure you avoid exposed wires, and only work on electrical systems if you have adequate training.
- Falling Objects
Falling objects are common dangers on construction sites – particularly when the building has more than one floor. If a worker drops an object from a significant height, such as a hammer or brick, it can cause devastating injuries to people below. Even if you are wearing the appropriate safety equipment, a large object can cause severe head and spinal injuries.
- Slips and Falls
There are many hazards on construction sites that can cause a serious trip or fall. Even if you are working on the ground floor, a fall can cause broken bones, or back and neck injuries. Make sure that you clear all potential hazards from walkways and scaffolding to avoid slips and falls while on the job.
Large construction vehicles and heavy machinery are common causes of injuries on construction sites. Truck drivers who are backing up often fail to see workers in their path, and loud noises and various distractions make it easy for machinery operators to cause serious injuries by crushing victims. Adequate and attentive supervision can help avoid such accidents.
Buildings go through various stages of stability, and as such, there is always a risk of a collapse causing an injury on a construction site. Building collapses are responsible for many injuries and fatalities in the United States.
If you are suffering from an injury that you sustained in a construction site accident, contact the Rudolph & Hammond Law Firm. A Scottsdale accident attorney will examine your case and determine if you may have valid grounds for a claim. Call us today at 480-951-9700 to schedule an appointment.