Although we are within an economic recession at the moment many Americans continue to go out and work every single day with whatever job they can get whether it is sitting at a desk, waitressing, or building roads. Today, we cannot afford to simply not work especially in this day, and age, which requires so much of us financially. Currently, thousands of Americans work every single day in a construction environment whether they are actually building or not. However, did you know that this is area of employment is actually one of the most dangerous.
“Let’s Get Physical, Physical”
Construction workers are required to do a lot of tiring, and straining physical labor whether they have to actually lift heavy objects, or operate machinery. Today, we are discussing some of the most common type of injuries that are seen within a construction-working environment. To begin, the most common injury in construction environments is that of lifting. Construction workers are required to lift many different objects depending on the type of construction they are doing, and their location. Over 5,000 reported incidents took place last year alone, which resulted in serious injuries, and even death in some instances.
Other Injuries You Can Easily See On Construction Sites
Falls and slips on the job are also one of the most common forms of accidents at a construction area. Most would think that these individuals would have their materials off the ground, set to a particular area, or just watch where they are going. Yet, nearly 2,700 reported injuries were seen as a result of falling, or slipping. One interesting common type of injury that occurs in construction environments is an employees being either struck, or injured be either themselves, or fellow employees as a result of not being properly trained. Over 2,500 forms of this injury occurred as well.
While these are just a few of the most common types of injuries an individual can see when dealing with construction sites many more exist. However, the majority of these could easily not occur if employees received the proper training, and safety instruction as needed. When you or a loved one has been the victim of one, or more of these accidents you should seriously consider contacting an experienced worker’s compensation attorney today in order to fight for the damages you may be entitled to.
Changes are constantly made within the field of employment, so if you plan on filing a workman’s compensation claim, it would be best to seek professional help. It is important to have someone on your side that knows the law and knows how to make it work for you. Michael R. Lawless, P.A., Attorney at Law specializes in these types of case. He provides a free consultation, including evenings and weekends by appointment, at their offices in Lenexa, Kansas or Grandview, Missouri offices. Call today at 1-800-734-3771, 913-681-5566 or 816-966-0099.