Construction workers, and any laborers or employees who work on construction sites, are at increased risk for significant injury. According to the Center for Disease Control, construction is the industry sector with the most on the job injuries. Nearly 6.5 million people work at approximately 252,000 construction sites across the nation on any given day. The fatal injury rate for the construction industry is higher than the national average in this category for all industries.
Potential hazards for workers in construction include – falls (from heights); trench collapse; scaffold collapse; electric shock and arc flash/arc blast; failure to use proper personal protective equipment; and repetitive motion injuries. Under OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), construction safety violations that lead to OSHA citations against employers often form the basis for a construction negligence case.
If you or your family member has been injured on a construction site, it can be traumatic in many ways. First, your physical health has been compromised. Construction accidents can lead to missed days of work, long-term pain issues, or other complications that can affect your professional and personal life. Next, your mental health can be negatively impacted by the injury. In fact, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be common in construction injuries, leaving the injured and their teammates feeling nervous to return to work. Finally, your injury can leave your bank account significantly drained. Unexpected medical treatments and bills can leave your family’s livelihood in possible peril.
Fortunately, you don’t need to spend your energy focused on getting compensation and support for injuries you sustained on the construction site. The team at O’Brien Law, led by Attorney Daniel O’Brien, has significant experience working with construction injury cases similar to yours. We know the implications of your injury aren’t just financial; they can be life-changing. We will guide you through the litigation process without causing you extra stress or concern.
Our team will work closely with you, listening to your story and determining what steps need to be taken to get you the best possible outcome. We have experience working with insurance companies and construction companies; we know what to do to get you compensated for your injuries and for your time lost.
Each construction injury case is unique, with varying circumstances. However, our goal is always the same – to get you compensation you deserve and get it as easily as possible. We want you to focus on healing while we focus on your litigation.
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