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Construction Accidents

From bridges and roads to homes and high-rises, construction sites are nearly everywhere. And each one presents dangers that construction workers are required to manage as they do their jobs. 

Due to the hazardous nature of construction job, accidents are common, and unfortunately, serious. At Schuster law, we represent injured construction workers and their families. Our lawyers can help you whether you need help with a workers’ compensation claim or a separate personal injury claim.

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A Dangerous Industry 

Construction work typically involves tradesmen and professionals who perform a wide range of functions. This may include heavy equipment operators, concrete workers, engineers, electricians, carpenters, bricklayers and masons, pipefitters, roofers, painters, laborers and steelworkers. Any of these workers are exposed to potential hazards every day on the job site: 

  • Falls from ladders, scaffolds or roofs 
  • Heavy equipment accidents 
  • Defective power tools 
  • Falling objects 
  • Explosions and fires 
  • Structural collapses 
  • Cave-ins 
  • Exposure to asbestos and other toxins 
  • Electric shock and electrocution 

Faulty safety equipment, inadequate safety procedures and lack of training can also cause injuries on construction sites. With multiple employers on one site, communication and consistent safety measures can be difficult to maintain. If a third party’s negligence caused the accident, we may be able to file a personal injury suit in addition to your workers’ compensation claim. 

Construction workers can suffer debilitating injuries such as burns, crush injuries, amputations, broken bones, back and neck injuries, spinal cord injuries, toxic inhalation injuries, and head trauma. Occupational diseases, such as cancer and repetitive stress injuries, are also common construction injuries.