Being a construction worker is challenging. You have to deal with heavy equipment and long hours of physical exhaustion. Even though most construction owners are trained to do their job, accidents are quite common in this field. This is because workers have to deal with heavy machinery and great heights to complete a project. Incidents of employees falling off a bridge or while working are prevalent on construction sites.
Even though safety measures are implemented, sometimes these accidents leave workers helpless and in a lot of suffering. No matter how much we try, we cannot quickly reverse the injuries and have a normal life. However, you can claim compensation for the loss procured in the accident so you can heal faster. Contact King Law to speak to an experienced personal injury attorney.
Injuries in a construction accident case
Slip and fall hazards
Construction workers frequently labor at heights to construct a building’s top stories. Even though they are skilled people, you should never put your life in the hands of machinery. Many construction workers suffer head, back, and spinal cord injuries from a working-related height fall. However, these wounds might result in serious medical issues like paralysis, unconsciousness, confusion, speech difficulty owing to a brain injury, etc.
Additionally, potholes and ditches are created on a construction site for work purposes that pose a risk to workers and potentially other visitors.
Collapsing from trench
Trenches are regularly set up and used while working on a building site. A trench is a piece of equipment used to remove items from the ground’s soil. But several workers must stand and keep an eye on how this trench is used. The worker could be killed or suffer serious injuries if the trench is not constructed securely or adequately.
The employees’ air supply may stop if the trench collapses because they descend below the surface, or their bones may be crushed.
Breaking of scaffolding
A framework called scaffolding is built in front of the construction workers. A worker can move toward the building’s upper floors using this configuration. It is typically used for buildings that require painting touch-ups or repairs.
In any case, scaffolding is constructed with numerous wooden or medical rods that are securely connected together to prevent movement. However, the entire scaffolding could collapse, sending the worker to plummet from a high height if either one of the rods’ connecting points or foundations is loose or set up incorrectly. The workers could possibly die immediately if they fall from a great height.