Construction sites can be hazardous with construction work being one of the most dangerous jobs in the United States. Fatalities for construction workers are the third highest in the United States with 15.2 deaths per 100,000 workers. Only two other industries having a higher fatality rate than construction: mining and agriculture. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the fatality rate for other occupations was only 3 per every 100,000 workers from 2010-2012.
Known as the “Fatal Four”, the BLS reports that the four leading causes of death for construction workers are:
- Falls – 35%
- Struck by Objects – 10%
- Electrocutions – 9%
- Caught in/between something – 2%
Eliminating the “Fatal Four” from the work environment would effectively save 419 lives every year. This would require improving safety at construction sites that are hazardous for workers that have hazardous conditions such as:
- Toxic solvents
- Confined spaces
- Lead materials
- Defective power tools and equipment
Filing a Claim
Construction sites are often poorly designed or improperly inspected: that can be a danger to both workers and innocent bystanders. Whether your injury was due to unsafe working conditions, caused by a negligent act of another, or due to your poor decision making or absentmindedness, you may be entitled to file for compensation for your injuries. Filing a claim for compensation can help you pay for your medical bills and rehabilitation, get the wages you lost, and provide you with compensation for any permanent disabilities that you sustained.
The attorneys at Zinda Law Group have represented many workers and innocent bystanders who have been injured due to negligently or poorly maintained construction sites. From electrocutions to crane accidents or building collapses, you have the right to file a personal injury claim if you were injured. We have successfully represented claims involving:
- Fire, explosions, or electrical shock
- OSHA violations
- Slips, trips and falls
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
- Scaffolding accidents
- Faulty machinery and equipment
- Falling debris
- Loading dock accidents
Zinda Law Group Will Fight For You
In a serious construction injury case, you want the best: there is no substitute for an experienced and knowledgeable legal advocate. The attorneys at Zinda Law Group are here to represent you and protect your interests. We will work hard to protect your rights and we will fight aggressively on your case.
The attorneys at Zinda Law Group have decades of experience in construction injury cases that involve both workers and private citizens. If you have been injured and need experienced legal representation, then you need to call us. Your call is free and the consultation is free too. Unless we recover for you, we don’t get paid. Call us today at (800) 863-5312 to speak with an attorney today.