The construction industry has a lot of hazards, regardless of what type of construction you are doing. While most construction accidents can be avoided, accidents do still happen quite frequently. In fact, there were 4.3 nonfatal construction accidents for every 100 construction workers last year. When construction accidents could have been avoided and are due to someone else’s negligence, you could be entitled to compensation. Here are the three most common construction accidents.
Falls accounted for 22 percent of construction site injuries in the last year. This is the most common type of injury incurred on a construction site. Even if falls are not from a great distance or are the result of slipping on a surface, falls can cause quite a bit of damage to joints, muscles, bones, and other anatomy.
Unfortunately, not everyone has steady hands all the time. If you are on a construction site where there are many people working high above you, you are in danger of falling objects hitting you. If anyone drops something from above, you could be seriously injured. Falling objects are the second most common type of construction injury according to OSHA.
Equipment-related accidents are also quite common, and they can be among the most dangerous. Employees can get their fingers or limbs caught in machinery, machinery can malfunction causing injury, or a piece of stationary equipment can get tipped over. Equipment-related accidents often result in the loss of a digit or limb.
If you have been in one of these or another construction accident and it was the fault of someone else, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment for a free consultation.