Minooka Construction Accident Attorneys
While on the job injuries can happen in any occupational field, workers in the construction industry face increased dangers. Construction accidents can result in serious and potentially deadly injuries and often involve heavy medical expenses, lost wages, and even permanent disabilities. At Sabuco, Beck, Hansen, Massino & Pollack, P.C., we understand the devastating consequences that can occur as the result of an on-the-job injury. Your health may be permanently impaired and your ability to provide for and support your family can be threatened. Our experienced construction accident attorneys have the legal knowledge and experience you need to ensure you get the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve if you have been injured on the job.
Construction Accidents are Common
A construction site is an inherently dangerous place. Workers in the construction industry face an increased risk of serious and potentially fatal on-the-job injuries and illnesses. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), one out of every five worker deaths in 2014 was in the construction field. Construction deaths and injuries are commonly caused by what OSHA terms the ‘fatal four’ common types of construction accidents:
- Being struck by or against an object; and
- Being caught in or between objects.
According to OSHA construction worker safety guides, these accidents often occur as the result of unsafe scaffolding and lack of fall protection, lack of helmets and protective gear, damaged ladders and debris in stairwells and stairways, faulty wiring and unsafe electrical procedures, and a lack of proper training in operating cranes, forklifts, and other construction machinery.
Types of Construction Accident Injuries
According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 100,000 workers in the construction field are injured every year in workplace accidents. These accidents often require extensive medical care and multiple days away from work to recover. They can also result in permanent disabilities for victims. The types of injuries sustained in construction worker accidents include:
- Muscle and tendon strains, sprains, and tears which can take months or even years to heal and may result in permanent disability;
- Bone fractures that may require extensive treatment, including the use of metal pins and plates in order to repair the damage;
- Thermal and chemical burns. These are extremely painful injuries that may require extensive hospitalization and leave permanent scarring;
- Serious cuts and lacerations, including amputations;
- Neck and back injuries, ranging from herniated or ruptured disks to injuries of the spinal cord. This latter type of injury can result in permanent paralysis; and
- Head injuries, including traumatic brain injuries. These can result in permanent impairment of a victim’s emotional, intellectual, social, or motor skills.
The CDC also lists contact with dangerous substances as another potentially dangerous hazard. Exposure to asbestos, lead, and dust particles in the workplace can lead to an increased risk of respiratory or lung problems and certain types of cancers.
Contact Our Experienced Will County Construction Accident Attorneys Today
If you or a loved one have been injured as the result of a construction accident, call Sabuco, Beck, Hansen, Massino & Pollack, P.C. today. Our experienced Will County construction accident attorneys can assist you in getting the compensation and benefits you deserve for the injuries you suffered in the course of your employment. With offices throughout Will County and the surrounding area, call Sabuco, Beck, Hansen, Massino & Pollack, P.C. today at (815) 730-8860 for an initial consultation with our firm.