When you go to work at a construction site, you assume that all safety precautions and all safety measures have been taken by your employer. You assume that your coworkers have been properly trained, that the equipment is functioning correctly, and that you are not in danger. However, all too often this is not the case.
Construction is, by its very nature, a dangerous industry. Workers perform difficult physical labor, sometimes at great heights or with heavy machinery. Non-worker bystanders and pedestrians can be injured by falling debris or other dangers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are roughly 150,000 construction site accident injuries each year. In addition, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has reported that one in ten construction site workers are injured every year. The risks that construction workers face include being struck by heavy objects, falling from heights, coming into contact with heavy equipment and machinery, developing illnesses or complications after exposure to dangerous chemicals, and burns or electrical-related injuries. In addition, construction workers also face the risk of developing chronic pain and reduced mobility due to muscle, ligament, and nerve damage. Many of the tasks that construction workers must complete every day involve heavy lifting and repetitive motions. Over time, those motions can put significant strain on the body, causing it to break down. When that happens, construction workers may become disabled and unable to return to work. If you or a loved one find yourself involved in one of these cases and need to consult with a lawyer, Paradowski Law can help. Call us at (855) 524-2976 to schedule a free consultation today.