Common Types of Construction Accidents and Construction Injuries

December 4, 2013

Law

kinds of construction accidentsDue to the nature of the job, construction workers are exposed to a particularly high number of workplace hazards.

Although most employers do their best to reduce the risk of construction injuries occurring on a job site, accidents still occur, sometimes with traumatic consequences. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 775 fatalities occurred within the construction industry in 2012, accounting for nearly 20% of all worker fatalities in private industries.

Federal studies have determined that there are “Fatal Four” types of construction accidents that account for the majority of workplace fatalities. If the construction industry could find a way to eliminate the Fatal Four construction accidents, an estimated 435 lives could be saved every year.

The Fatal Four Types of Construction Accidents

  • Workplace Falls
  • Struck by Objects
  • Electrocutions
  • Caught-in or -between Hazards


Individuals can be seriously injured on constructions sites in a variety of other ways as well due to hazards ranging from heavy equipment accidents to improper maintenance. Below are some of the most common types of construction injuries that lead workers to seek the assistance of a construction accident lawyer.

Common Construction Injuries

  • Head, Neck & Back Injuries
  • Shoulder & Knee Injuries
  • Concussions & Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Electrocutions
  • Burns
  • Fractures
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries


We’ll Fight for Your Rights!

At Abrahamson & Uiterwyk, we can provide you with a free case evaluation and initial consultation if you’ve been seriously injured in an accident in our area. Call us today at 1-800-753-5203 and find out how a personal injury lawyer serving St Pete may be able to help you.

Because of the fact that cases involving worker’s compensation may be highly complex and exceedingly specific, our law firm commonly works with other law firms who have considerable experience in each particular case type. Thus, we may be referring these types of cases to a separate firm, with whom we typically associate and work with on a co-counsel basis.

 

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