Construction work can be extremely dangerous. Construction work can be dangerous because of the high-height equipment and other hazards. Construction site injuries are a common occurrence.
Falls. Falls are the leading cause of injury on construction sites. While most falls result in bruises and fractures, more serious falls can cause brain damage, paralysis, organ damage, death, and even death.
Heavy machinery. Heavy machinery is used on construction sites every day by forklifts and trucks as well as cranes, bulldozers and loaders. These machines are large and powerful, making them dangerous. Operators may not be able to see others, clothing can get caught in the mechanical parts, heavy loads can fall from cranes or loaders, and so on.
Electrocution. A common construction danger is electrocution. Many electrical wires are found on construction sites. Some of these wires are still alive and are not properly labeled or insulated. Shock injuries can cause burns, brain damage or even death.
Falling debris. Even small debris can fall several stories high and become dangerous projectiles. To ensure safety for workers and pedestrians, catch platforms must always be built. However, they are often inadequate or poorly constructed.
Power tool injuries. Slipping with a powertool can result in severe burns, cuts, and even unwelcome amputations.
These are just some of the many ways that people get hurt on construction sites. Workers’ compensation may be available for those who are injured while working on the job site. They could also be eligible for personal injury claims, such as negligence claims. Personal injury claims may also be available if the victim isn’t working at the job site but is just a passerby, or trespasser. These third parties may be eligible to receive punitive damages in some cases if the responsible party willfully and willfully ignore safety precautions so that the public was injured.
You should speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer if you were injured on or near a construction site due to the negligence of another person/business entity.