Common Construction Injuries
The causes of construction-related injuries are numerous and varied - some are easy to spot, others are more difficult.
One of the most common types of construction injuries are falls. If you’ve been injured in a fall, whether it be from scaffolding, roofs or other heights at work, you need to file a claim for workers compensation and consult a personal injury lawyer.
Construction workers are constantly at risk of being hit by objects from above. Power tools that aren’t properly secured, debris or various construction materials can fall and injure a worker even if the worker is wearing proper safety equipment.
Backovers & Crushed-Betweens:
Workers are at risk of being hit or run over by large machines due to the noise level at construction sites and low visibility. Workers can also be caught between a large vehicle and walls or concrete which leads to serious injury.
Repetitive Motion Injuries, Heat Stroke & Overexertion:
Because of the grueling physical labor required on a day-to-day basis, workers often have injuries from the repetitive motions of labor. This can include muscle and joint damage and exposure based conditions such as heat stress & hypothermia.
Medical Conditions Caused by Construction Injuries
Amputation of a finger, toe, or limb;
Broken bones or fractures;
Burns from fires, explosions, or electrocutions;
Cuts or lacerations from exposed nails, tools, machinery, etc;
Death, in which case the construction worker's family should consider a wrongful death claim to be compensated for the loss of their loved one;
Ocular lacerations such as shrapnel from grinding metal, can also lead to loss of vision, or dangerous chemicals or gases;
Shoulder, knee, or ankle injures such as sprains or damages from overuse;
Loss of hearing from the loud noises on construction sites or failure to wear hearing protection while using machinery like a jack hammer.
It is important to take your health seriously; if you feel you have been injured at a construction site, contact Sgro & Roger at 702.384.9800 for a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.