Compared to other lines of work, there’s no denying that the construction industry can be a dangerous occupation. After all, construction workers often work at very high heights, handle heavy equipment, and overall, can deal with many hazardous conditions on a daily basis. However, even with the dangers that construction workers may face while working on a site, there are still accidents and injuries that occur that easily could have been prevented.
When managing a construction site, it is the responsibility of the employer to ensure all workers have received proper training and have adequate safety equipment for each job they are working on. Construction site workers should also not be put in a situation that is unnecessarily dangerous. Alas, because some individuals look to lower expenses in any way possible when it come to a construction project, they will often cut corners. Sadly, cutting these corners can mean putting the lives of their construction workers at risk, or putting them at risk for a catastrophic injury.
Construction site accidents can result in a number of serious injuries, including:
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Bone fractures
- Facial disfigurement
- Wrongful death
The Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported that on average, approximately 150,000 injuries occur on construction sites each year. The National Institution for Occupational Safety and Health also reported that in one recent year, 1,224 construction workers were killed while on the job. A number of different accidents can result in construction site accidents, such as:
- Chemical spills
- Scaffolding accidents
- Crane accidents
- Electrical incidents, such as contact with exposed power lines
- Forklift accidents
- Welding accidents
- Heavy equipment and machinery accidents
Many construction site accidents also involve cranes. And in some cases, construction workers are seriously injured after being struck with falling building materials. In fact, it isn’t always construction workers who are the victims of construction site accidents. For instance, a pedestrian might walk by a construction site and get injured from falling materials that should have been secured.
Many victims of construction site accidents find themselves unable to work, whether temporarily or permanently. While waiting for a construction accident case to finalize, it can be stressful as bills and other expenses pile up. Through a process known as pre-settlement funding, construction accident victims may be able to receive money prior to their case settling.
At USClaims, we offer pre-settlement funding, if a case is qualified for pre-settlement funding then we would purchase a portion of the proceeds of the anticipated court judgment or settlement for some cash now. USClaims only gets paid if a case is won or has reached a settlement! Apply now or call us today at 1-877-USCLAIMS to learn more.