Construction sites can cause various injuries, some of which can be very serious. If you are injured on a construction site, you may consider seeking damages for your injuries.
Construction site injuries
A fall is one of the most common types of construction site injuries. This can happen on ladders, platforms and scaffolds. Workers can also be hit by falling objects, like tools or equipment that is moved above them. These incidents can cause broken bones, fractures, and in serious cases, head and neck injuries.
Workers can be electrocuted if they contact electrical systems, work near power lines or are using damaged electrical tools. They can also be burned if they touch hot surfaces or contact chemicals.
If work is performed outside, workers can be hurt by debris, wet conditions from snow or ice or uneven surfaces, causing a soft tissue injury from a slip and fall. They can also be hurt in machinery accidents, by lifting heavy objects, and suffer from respiratory issues.
If you are injured at a construction site, you may have many medical expenses related to the incident. These can include hospital treatment, surgery, physical therapy and medications.
The injury can prevent you from working or you may have to work fewer hours. You may want to seek compensation for lost wages, which can help provide for you and your family while you heal.
You can also suffer from a long-term disability because of the injury, which may require additional care to assist you with activities of daily living. These costs may be considered as well.
The court may also award damages for pain and suffering, both physical and emotional.