Workers in every industry are vulnerable to injuries, whether you work in an office or an industrial job site. However, those in the construction industry often experience more work-related accidents and health issues. Below are some of the most common reasons a construction worker may need to file a worker’s compensation claim.
How Do Construction Workers Get Injured?
Roofers, welders, and anyone else who works at significant height can fall, resulting in a broad range of injuries, including broken bones, serious bruises, and traumatic head injuries. Almost every job site presents a falling risk, which is why these injuries constitute up to a third of all construction-related workers’ compensation claims.
Construction job sites are often littered with debris and loose tools, as well as oil and other dangerous substances. Even tripping over a power cord can cause significant injuries, some of which could leave you unable to work for weeks or even months.
3. Machinery Accidents
Many construction projects involve large, heavy machinery capable of inflicting permanent, even fatal injuries. Some of the most common accidents include workers getting caught in between two pieces of equipment, or between a machine and a barrier.
Poorly maintained tools, exposed wiring, and damaged extension cords are responsible for hundreds of workers’ compensation claims every year. Electrocution injuries are especially common in new construction projects and renovations of older buildings.
If you were injured in a construction accident, the workers’ compensation attorneys at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. will protect your rights and ensure you get the benefits you deserve. Their consistency and the level of service they provide to injured workers throughout the Boston Metro Area has made them one of the Top 10 Attorneys and Firms according to the American Institute of Legal Counsel. Visit their website to learn how they can help with your construction accident, or call (617) 778-1000 to discuss your workers’ compensation claim with a member of their team.