Construction sites are full of hazards. In fact, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), one out of every ten construction workers is injured each year. One in five worker deaths in 2013 was a construction worker. The most common causes of worker death were falls, struck by object, electrocution, and caught in.
While worker deaths are down from when OSHA was founded, they are still alarmingly high, and the rate of non-fatal injuries makes construction work one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States.
Construction site accidents can lead to devastating injuries. Even worse, many of these accidents could be prevented by stricter enforcement of construction safety procedures. Construction site accidents often lead to chronic injuries that require rehabilitation and treatment and/or cause workers to be unable to work, resulting in lost wages.
Since there are typically several companies on site, it may be difficult to determine the party at fault. That’s why prompt investigation of the scene is essential. The insurance company will send a team of investigators immediately. If you are involved in a construction accident, contact John Schuerman to represent you as soon as possible so he can take action to preserve evidence that will be critical to your case.
If you or someone you love has been injured on a construction site, contact the Schuerman Law office today. Schuerman Law has been working with personal injury claims such as construction accidents for over 40 years. John Schuerman is a compassionate advocate for individuals who have been injured as well as for their families. He will aggressively fight for full compensation for injury victims’ claims. Schuerman Law has evening and weekend appointments available in addition to home and hospital visits. Schedule a free consultation today by calling 1-800-274-0045.