What are the most common accidents in Construction?
At the Law Offices of Stuart M. Kerner P.C., we offer construction accident attorney services to help those that have been injured on a construction job site. We see many different situations that have occurred on a construction site and can advise you if you have been in an accident.
Construction accidents are common because construction workers are constantly interacting with dangerous tools and materials.
The most common types of accidents in construction fall into three categories: falls, electrocutions, and people being struck by building materials and objects.
- Falls happen when a worker slips or falls from scaffolding, a ladder, or the like.
- Electrocutions happen when an electric current reaches a worker’s body through an unprotected wire or metal object.
- Workers being struck by materials that fall or are being carried by another worker.
Let’s take a look at the ways accidents can happen on a construction site.
Construction sites are dangerous places to work, and one accident can lead to many more.
The first type of accident that can happen on a construction site is a slip and fall accident. These accidents happen when someone on the site trips on something or gets caught in something, they then lose their balance and fall. Some other examples of these accidents are tripping over a left-out tool, using unsafe equipment, or tripping over an electrical cord or air hose to a tool being used. Water or other liquids can create a slip or fall hazard if not cleaned up quickly or thoroughly.
Other types of accidents to look out for.
Another type of accident that could happen is an electrical malfunction or mishap. When certain things go wrong with the power lines or wiring near the construction site, there is always the risk of an electrical shock. This is because when wires touch each other there is a transfer of electricity which could potentially cause a fire or electrocution. Often live wires are buried in the walls of old buildings. Loose wires lead to accidental burns and electrocution. These injuries will need medical treatment. It could also cause death or dismemberment. You should always be very careful when working in the walls and ceilings. If you have had an accident on a construction site, you need to seek a construction accident attorney to assist with getting your needs met.
We are a construction accident attorney who represents workers that have been injured on a construction site. When working at great heights, you could have tripped over an air hose and fell off, leaving you with a broken back. When this sort of thing happens, the first thing you need to do is seek medical attention. However, during recovery when the medical bills start rolling in and your health insurance won’t cover them, or time off work, this is where we can help. This is a work-related matter, which means you will need to seek compensation from your employer’s worker’s compensation.
Don’t contact your workplace insurance company before you speak with a qualified construction accident attorney at the Law Offices of Stuart M. Kerner P.C. The insurance company will most likely offer you a settlement and significantly less than you deserve. Always be sure that you are represented to get the most compensation possible. You need protection and we don’t expect you to retain our services for an upfront fee. At the Law Offices of Stuart M. Kerner P.C., we provide free no-obligation consultations. If we agree to take your case, you don’t need to pay us anything unless we win you and your family the compensation you deserve.