Construction Workers Injury Attorneys
The construction industry is considered the most dangerous industry for workers. Each year, thousands of workers are injured or killed on construction sites. Construction accidents can be devastating for the accident victim and their family, resulting in piles of medical bills, lost wages, and a hard recovery.
Construction workers hurt on the job are entitled to workers’ compensation. If you’ve experienced an injury on a construction job site and are trying to navigate the Pennsylvania workers’ compensation process, the team at Dale E. Anstine personal injury law firm can help. We understand the complexities of the workers’ comp system and have represented thousands of injured workers. Reach out today for a free workers’ comp case evaluation.
Construction Worker Accidents
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), one in ten construction workers is hurt on the job every year. Construction workers have a higher risk of injury because of the equipment, building materials, and working conditions.
There are many ways someone can get hurt on the job as a construction worker. The most common kinds of workplace accidents are:
- Falls: Falls are the number one cause of construction workplace injuries, accounting for 35% of all reported injuries. Working on scaffolding, ladders, and forklifts creates a fall risk for construction workers. Falls are also the number one cause of construction fatalities.
- Falling debris or materials: Construction workers often are working on multilevel properties or buildings where falling debris or materials are a hazard. Injuries can include head and neck injuries, broken bones, and lacerations from falling objects.
- Electrocution: Exposed wires and unfinished electrical systems are one of the top causes of construction workplace injuries and fatalities.
- Slip and fall: Construction sites can be slippery due to pooled water, oils or other lubricants from machinery.
- Machinery accidents: Working with large machinery can create a hazard for construction workers. Forklifts are especially dangerous when used improperly or by an inexperienced worker.
- Entrapment: Some construction accidents happen when a person is pinned between two large objects. Building materials can trap someone against a wall and cargo falling from a forklift can trap and crush a person.
- Pedestrian accident: Construction sites are busy with activity – trucks, bulldozers, front loaders, cranes, and other construction vehicles are moving materials around a site.
- Pedestrian accidents can occur on a job site when workers are distracted or there are unsafe conditions.
- Overexertion: Construction workers are exposed to extreme elements. Workers are often in excessive heat and can become overexerted.
Construction is a dangerous job, and thousands of workers are hurt every year. Injured workers have the right to workers’compensation, and in some cases, a personal injuryclaim. If you were hurt on the job, reach out to the team at Dale E. Anstine and get a fighter on your side.
Construction Accident Workers’ Compensation Process
After sustaining an injury on a construction site, injured workers should immediately report their injury to their employer, seek medical attention, and begin filing the necessary paperwork to take full advantage of workers’ compensation benefits. Injured workers should not rely on their employer to file the claim.
In order to receive maximum benefits, a claim must be filed with the Department of Labor and Industry within 120 days of the injury. After 120 days, benefits may be reduced or denied. Applying for workers’ compensation can be an overwhelming process, and the insurance company can complicate things by delaying or denying claims.
If you were injured on the job and have had your claim denied, it’s important to talk to an experienced workers’ comp attorney who will fight for your rights and file an appeal. Having an experienced attorney on your side during the appeals process is critical.
Dale E. Anstine, workers’ comp lawyers in York, PA, can help.
If you are a construction worker and were hurt on the job, don’t fight for your rights alone. Get a fighter on your side who understands the workers’ compensation application and appeal processes. At Dale E. Anstine personal injury law firm, we’ve been fighting for injury victims for more than forty years. We know the complexities of workers’ comp and are ready to help you with your claim!
Connect with our experienced workers’ comp lawyers today for a free consultation to learn how we can help you receive the compensation you deserve for your construction accident injury. We are available 24/7 and there is no fee unless we win for you.