Types of Construction Accidents
There are few worksites as inherently dangerous as construction sites. Construction workers place themselves in harm’s way each day simply by doing their jobs. Despite extensive training, safety protocols, and protective equipment, construction workers are faced with constant threats to their health and their lives.
Unfortunately, many construction workers who are injured on the job find themselves confronted by legal hurdles when it comes to obtaining compensation for their losses and expenses. Whether their legitimate workers’ compensation claims are denied or they are victims of injuries caused by the egregious negligence of their employers or a third party, injured construction workers often have to seek legal representation in order to protect their rights. Thankfully for such injury victims, the workers’ compensation experts at Golitko & Daly have the experience, resources, skills, and sheer perseverance to ensure that they are able to obtain every cent to which they are legally entitled.
The attorneys of Golitko & Daly offer representation involving construction accident types of every variety. For an evaluation of your construction accident injury case, please contact Golitko & Daly today.
Examples of Construction Accidents
Especially in a thriving metropolitan area such as downtown Indianapolis, construction accidents are an unfortunately common occurrence. Of course, not all construction accidents result in debilitating injury; however, construction workers are at a greater risk of such catastrophic injuries as brain, neck, and spinal cord injuries and death than most workers.
Among the most common types of construction accidents are:
- Slip and fall/trip and fall accidents: Construction sites are often riddled with spilled liquids, slick surfaces, and bulky obstacles that can result in slip and fall, as well as trip and fall, accidents. These are particularly dangerous when they occur from heights.
- Fires and explosions: Burn injuries frequently result from explosions and fires, not to mention malfunctioning electrical equipment, on construction sites.
- Falls: Falls from scaffolding, roofs, ladders, and other high places can result in bone fractures, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal cord and neck injuries.
- Falling debris: Even when wearing hardhats and other protective equipment, construction workers can be seriously injured or killed when struck by falling debris.
- Lift bucket, forklift, crane bulldozer, and other heavy and/or dangerous equipment accidents: The consequences of these accidents can be compounded if an employer failed to provide adequate training or follow appropriate safety protocols.
- Trench collapses
- On-site motor vehicle accidents
These are just examples of some of the accidents that can occur on construction sites. Ultimately, the nature of the accident is only part of the equation. The nature of the injury is generally far more important. As long as the injury occurred on the construction site, and there is no fraud involved on the part of the injured employee, construction workers have the right to be compensated for their losses and expenses.
If you or a member of your family has been injured on a construction site and would like to know more about the available legal rights and options, please don’t delay in contacting Golitko & Daly, serving the city and surrounding communities.