San Diego Constriction Injuries & Workers Compensation Claims
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction injuries, accounted for nearly 20 percent of all work-related deaths in 2015. If you are employed in the construction industry, this should come as no surprise. Each day when you go to work, you’re surrounded by significant dangers and risks ? live electrical wires, falling building material and negligent contractors, to name a few. Even the smallest error could render you severely injured and out of work for months.
TYPES OF WORKERS COMPENSATION CONSTRUCTION WORKER CASES
- CONSTRUCTION FOREMEN
- BUILDING INSPECTORS
- CIVIL ENGINEERS
- SITE MANAGERS
- DRY WALL INSTALLERS
- GENERAL LABORERS
WHAT CONSTRUCTION INJURIES QUALIFY FOR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION?
Construction workers are at risk for a wide variety of injuries on the job, including slip and falls, fires, explosions, scaffolding collapses, and many more. However, there are four construction accidents in particular that account for more than half of all job-related deaths. They are:
1/ Falling from heights, including scaffoldings, ladders, and roofs. These accidents commonly result in broken bones or fractures, paralysis, and spinal cord injuries.
2/ Being struck by a falling object, including tools or building materials that aren’t properly secured. These accidents can cause eye injuries or loss of vision as well as traumatic brain injuries.
3/ Being electrocuted as a result of contact with exposed wiring, power lines, and unfinished electrical systems. These hazards can cause electrical burns or even death.
4/ Getting caught between objects or materials, such as heavy machinery, tools, and moving parts. These injuries can lead to amputation of a finger, toe, or limb as well as broken bones and fractures.
WHAT ARE CHALLENGES FOLLOWING A CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT?
After an accident, construction workers often become stressed about their injuries but fail to seek help for fear of being stigmatized or because they don’t want to cause problems at work. However, those who choose not to file for workers’ compensation put themselves at risk for further injury as well as mental health issues including anxiety, depression, and even suicide, according to researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health. If you’ve been hurt on the job in a construction accident, it’s in your best interest to talk to a San Diego workers’ compensation attorney who can protect your rights and get you the benefits to which you are entitled.
CONSTRUCTION INJURY WORKERS’ COMPENSATION REPRESENATION
Whether you’re recovering from a minor bone fracture or you’ve suffered a traumatic brain injury that has left you unable to return to work, you have a legal right to collect workers compensation that will cover your medical bills and lost wages, as well as additional damages for any permanent disability.
At the Law Office of Matthew Russel, our workers compensation attorneys have over 45 years of collective experience representing construction workers seeking rightful compensation for their injuries. With an approach that is both aggressive and ethical, we’re proud of our reputation as the best workers’ comp lawyers in San Diego. Give us a call to find out how we can help you.
Contact us today by giving us a call at (619) 544-1506 to schedule your free initial consultation.