Construction sites by nature our dangerous places to work, however this does not mean that your supervisors and other third parties working on the job do not have the responsibility to keep everyone around them safe. Even if you are following all the right safety protocols you can still be injured due to unfortunate circumstances or the negligence of those around you. In the event that you have been hurt you have the right to fair compensation for the damages incurred. The Law Offices of Daniel Weltin are experienced and committed to fight for justice and appropriate compensation. Please call (510) 771-8999 today for a free consultation.
According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, about 4 percent of all construction workers suffered some sort of nonfatal injury or illness in 2014. This covers all different parts of the industry, from specialty contractors to general builders. While you may think construction accidents only pertain to serious injuries from heavy machinery or falling from great heights, the truth is that there are any number of reasons why a worker could get injured on site.
Construction accidents are more complicated than other forms of injury because of the legality surrounding them. Contractors and subcontractors have their own requirements regarding workers’ compensation. If you get injured on the jobsite, you need experienced attorneys who can make sure you get the compensation you deserve.
Most Common Construction Injuries
Injury on the jobsite can seriously hinder your ability to work and provide for your family. There are however common injuries that can be avoided, and whether they are caused by your negligence or someone else’s you may be entitled to compensation. Some of the common cases we see include but are not limited to the following:
- Improper fall protection
- Accidents resulting from poor communication
- Scaffolding accidents
- Improper respiratory protection
- Accidents with industrial trucks
- Improper lockout/tagout procedures
- Ladder accidents
- Electrical wiring accidents
- Improper machine guarding
- General electrical injuries
Construction Accidents and Workers’ Compensation
Workers compensation laws are convoluted and subject to multiple interpretations. One of the biggest aspects to keep in mind is the difference between an employee and an independent contractor. If you are independent the entity that hires you is not responsible to provide ant insurance for your protection.
If you are an independent contractor it is encouraged for you to carry your own insurance for injury on the job. The bottom line however is that whether you are an employee or an independent contractor the insurance company that covers you will do everything in their power to not have to pay you the fair compensation you deserve. The law offices of Daniel Weltin are experienced with fighting these types of situations and can negotiate with insurance companies to assure you get every penny of compensation that you are entitled to. Please call (510) 771-8999 today for a free consultation.
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