Some construction workers are fully aware of the dangers associated with their job. Others, however, don’t take the time to learn more about the risks they face on a daily basis.
Regardless of your thoughts on safety, nothing changes the fact that a construction site can be a dangerous place. Even if you do your best to avoid trouble, something bad could happen in the future.
Just when you least expect it, you could be injured in an accident involving:
— Ladder falls
— Scaffold collapse
— Falls from height
— Trench collapse
— Exposure to toxic chemicals
Any type of construction accident is one that should be taken seriously by the people involved as well as the company in charge.
If you find yourself in this position, you need to receive immediate medical assistance. Along with this, you should report the accident and your injuries to your employer.
At our law firm, we realize that construction accidents are extremely serious. Unfortunately, we have represented many people who have suffered life-changing injuries as the result of a construction accident.
If you or a loved one has been injured on the job, don’t hesitate to learn more about your legal rights. Although it’s a good idea to focus on your health, you need to realize that you may be in position to receive compensation for your injuries.
For example, you can file a workers’ compensation claim as a means of receiving benefits until you are able to return to work. This type of compensation can help you get by as you recover from your injuries.