Construction worker injuries and on-the-job safety

There are a number of safety issues that construction workers face on the job that other workers do not. Some safety concerns, though, are very similar.

In 2012, there are 4,175 worker deaths. Just over 19 percent were in the construction industry — or just over 800 workers. More than half of those deaths were caused by only factors:

— Falls accounted for 279 construction worker deaths in 2012.

— Seventy-nine workers died after being struck by an object.

— Electrocution was the cause of death for another 66 workers.

— Thirteen deaths were caused by workers being caught in between something.

It’s not just fatal injuries, though. Construction laborers also were injured more than many other types of workers.

At MHK Attorneys, we work to protect the rights of injured construction workers. We know that most construction workers know there is a high chance of injury for workers in their industry; however, when workers are injured because of a negligent employer, that is a different story.

Contract workers and employees can seek compensation when they are injured. This is especially true if a third party, such as the manufacturer of faulty equipment is to blame for the accident. We work diligently to get our clients the compensation they deserve after a construction accident.

Insurance companies will try to convince you that you don’t need the benefits you deserve. We’re used to fighting these large corporations and we know their tricks. We want you to know that we will be right beside during the entire process. Visit our website to learn more.

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