One out of five worker deaths in 2014 was in the construction industry, according to statistics compiled by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
The leading causes of construction workers’ deaths were:
- Getting struck by an object; and
- Being caught-in or between equipment or objects.
Even when a construction accident is not fatal, it can still result in:
- Medical bills;
- Lost wages;
- Pain and suffering; and
- Loss of career.
Workers’ compensation may cover basic medical treatment and a portion of lost wages, but―in many cases―it does not make an injured construction worker “whole.” But there may be a negligent party you can pursue a claim against in addition to receiving the workers’ compensation benefits to which you are legally entitled.
If you have been injured in a construction accident, contact us immediately. We will investigate all your legal options and ensure you receive the maximum financial compensation you deserve.