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Common causes of construction worker injuries

Construction workers don't always realize it, but they put their safety at risk every day. If an accident happens, it's critical to take steps to protect both your health and legal rights.

Here are some of the most common causes of construction worker injuries:

  • Fall from height: When working at height, such as on a ladder or roof, a fall to the ground below has the potential to cause serious injury or even death. Even with safety gear in use, an accident can still occur.
  • Slip-and-fall: There are many reasons for a construction site slip-and-fall accident, such as debris and uneven ground.
  • Falling objects: Just as those working at height can fall to the ground, the same holds true of the items they're using. For example, if a co-worker drops a tool from the roof of a building, it could strike you with enough force on the ground to cause a serious injury, such as a traumatic brain injury.
  • Equipment accidents: For example, if a nail gun misfires, you're at risk of injury. The same holds true if a forklift tips over and you're working in close proximity.
  • Vehicle accidents: Maybe you're responsible for operating a vehicle, such as a forklift or dump truck, on a construction site. Or maybe you work closely to moving vehicles throughout your day. Either way, you're always at risk of an accident.
  • Crush accident: This can result from many circumstances, such as if a heavy object falls on you or you find yourself between a vehicle and a wall. These accidents almost always result in serious injuries.
  • Repetitive motion injuries: Using the same body part, day after day, can cause a repetitive motion injury. For instance, heavy lifting can cause damage to the shoulders, elbows, hands and wrists.

If you're injured in a construction site accident, report the incident to your employer and receive immediate medical treatment. This will help you better understand your injuries, thus allowing you to plan your future.

Depending on the type of injuries, you may be unable to return to work. This will lead you to file a claim for workers' compensation benefits, while also looking into the potential for making a third-party claim as a means of obtaining compensation.

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