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Common Construction Injuries

The causes of construction-related injuries are numerous and varied - some are easy to spot, others are more difficult. 

Falls:

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.

Falling Objects:

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.