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What are the risks of working in the construction industry?

What are the risks of working in the construction industry?

Construction is a high hazard industry

Construction workers contribute greatly to the infrastructure of our communities. Unfortunately, construction sites are some of the most dangerous places to work. Despite the best efforts of employers, employees and property owners, serious accidents and injuries happen frequently at construction sites throughout the country.

Construction Accident Deaths

According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), on average, more than 3,000 people die on construction sites each year throughout the U.S., with most fatalities coming from just 4 accident types:

If you’ve lost a loved one in a construction site accident, you may be able to bring a wrongful death claim. Our construction accident attorneys can help you investigate the circumstances that led to your loved one’s passing, and can help you determine whether or not a wrongful death claim would be appropriate.

Construction Accident Injuries

If you have been injured on a construction site, you may be able to bring two different types of claims, depending on the circumstances surrounding your injuries.

  • Worker’s Compensation Claim – If your injuries were caused by your employer, your coworkers, or within the course of your typical workday, you will most likely be able to bring a worker’s compensation claim.
  • Personal Injury Claim – If your injury was caused by a contractor, or an individual who was not involved in your work tasks in any way, you may also be able to bring a personal injury claim against that person.

Hiring an experienced construction accident attorney can help you decide whether a worker’s compensation or personal injury claim is appropriate in your situation. The attorneys at The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. have experience with both personal injury cases and worker’s compensation claims. Our attorneys can help to ensure your rights are protected and get you the compensation you deserve.

We offer free consultations and would be happy to help you understand the best course of action for your construction accident case. Call us now.

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