12 Dec MOST COMMON CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENTS
Posted By Gruenberg Kelly Della || 12-Dec-2018
If your job requires you to visit or work on construction sites, you are already aware of the wide variety of mishaps and injuries that are possible.
According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (a division of the United States Department of Labor), there are 4 primary types of construction site accidents, including:
Slips, trips and falls: Construction workers may fall from ground-level surfaces, ladders, scaffolding, roofs, upper-level floors, and virtually any other surface on a construction site. These can occur due to slippery surfaces, unkempt walkways, unstable support, inadequate gear, etc.
Struck-by accidents: Many construction workers each year are injured when struck by falling objects, heavy machinery, and other large, moving parts on site.
Caught-between accidents: These occur when workers get stuck in trenches or in between pieces of machinery and other hard surfaces.
Electrocution: Where there are hanging powerlines, unsecured electrical wiring, and portable electric tools, opportunities for injury abound, and construction workers are at risk, even when they are not directly handling wires or electric-powered tools.
Construction Accident Attorneys Serving Long Island for Decades
At Gruenberg Kelly Della, we are a group of injury attorneys with the skill and experience to fight for your best interests, and we have already helped thousands of other injured people recover hundreds of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements. We understand just as well as you do that there are inherent risks in construction, but we are also aware of the various obligations that employers, contractors, and other workers have to create a safe work environment and exercise appropriate caution on the job site.
If you were harmed in a construction-related accident, we urge you to secure representation as soon as possible and explore your legal options.
Call (888) 305-6372 immediately to speak with a Long Island construction accident lawyer.