If you or a loved one work in the construction industry, then you know they face more risks than workers in other industries. However, that does not mean they should struggle to recover compensation for their injury-related expenses. At JML Law, we are here to help. When you need a San Bernardino construction accident attorney, we will get to work investigating what happened. Our goal is to ensure you get the compensation you deserve for all of your injury-related expenses.
When it comes to workplace injuries and fatalities, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) tells us that there were more than 2.8 million workplace injuries and over 5,000 worker fatalities during the latest reporting year. The construction industry is one of the most dangerous, with more than 3 out of every 100 workers reporting an injury.
The construction industry has the distinction of having a list OSHA calls the “Fatal Four” that lists the most common causes of fatalities in the industry. This include:
Those causes of death also cause thousands of injuries to workers each year. Other common causes of construction injuries include:
Workplace injuries range in severity. Thankfully, most of them only require minor medical care. However, consider some of the following common construction accident injuries:
These injuries can lead to major medical expenses and lost income. A spinal cord injury can see first-year medical costs ride over $1.1 million. Many construction injuries require long-term care and rehabilitation. Some of the injuries listed above are caused after long periods of exposure to certain repetitive motions or situations. Repetitive stress injuries, hearing or vision loss, and respiratory problems are all serious work injuries, and a victim should receive adequate compensation for them. Unfortunately, some of these injuries are harder to pinpoint on a workplace cause, which could lead to being denied workers’ compensation benefits.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction incident and are being denied adequate compensation, seek legal assistance immediately. At JML Law, our qualified and experienced team is ready to get to work on your case today. We will investigate what caused your injuries and move to secure compensation for the following:
Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our experienced lawyers. If you have been injured in a work-related accident.