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A construction injury accident can occur without warning, and may impact a worker’s life forever. Sadly, a worker may sustain a catastrophic injury, such as a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or spinal cord injury, which may prevent the worker from returning to work for a while, or forever.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the preliminary total of fatal workplace injuries in 2009 was 4,340. The final total has not yet been released. Based on the preliminary data, the rate of fatal work injuries for workers that year was approximately 3.3 per 100,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers. One of the most hazardous occupations a person can work within is the construction industry. In 2009, the industry sustained the highest losses in relation to fatal work injuries; with 816 construction workers killed, which was around 19 percent of the total work injuries that year.

Oakland Construction Site Dangers

While construction sites are heavily regulated by federal and state laws, these sites present workers with daily hazards that may cause an injury. Typically, the tasks given to a construction worker involve many dangers, such as lifting heavy equipment, digging trenches, handling electrical wiring, standing on scaffolding, operating a crane and other complex machinery, and more. Construction workers may also operate power tools and handle other dangerous and potentially dangerous objects and equipment. They may also be exposed to toxic and other hazardous chemicals.

Many construction sites are located high on a building or on a busy highway, which creates even more opportunities for a worker to sustain a serious injury. In many cases, a construction accident is found to have been caused by poor supervision or training on behalf of the construction company or a third party (contractor, subcontractor, manager, etc.). Often, companies and third parties overlook important rules and regulations in an attempt to complete a project quickly in order to make more money. When this occurs, all workers at the site are at greater risk of suffering an injury.

Types of Construction Accident Injuries

A worker can sustain many different types of injuries while laboring at a construction site, including but not limited to:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries, including paralysis
  • Fractured or broken bones
  • Electric shock
  • Burn injuries
  • Amputations

Damages & Liability in a Construction Accident

When a construction company puts financial gain ahead of the health and safety of its workers, or otherwise fails to provide workers with a safe work environment, the company can be held liable for resulting worker injuries. An injured worker may be able to receive compensation to cover hospital and medical bills, rehabilitation, lost wages, and more.

If you have suffered an injury while on the job, contact Balamuth Law. Our Oakland accident attorneys can help you navigate through the complex legal process in order for you to receive the compensation you need and deserve for your injuries and related losses. To schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers, please call (888) 254-1234 right away.

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