Construction sites are inherently dangerous places, ranked among one of the most perilous places to work. Purely statistically speaking, a construction site accident isn't a matter of if, but when. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), in 2012 alone nearly 20 percent of all private industry worker fatalities affected construction workers -- making it the most dangerous job a person could have.
No two construction site accidents are the same and injuries occur in any number of ways, including but not limited to:
Improper use or provision of protective equipment
Repetitive motion injuries
Handling the injuries and rehabilitation process sustained from a construction accident will require a significant amount of medical treatment and expenses. The wage loss and possible job loss can put a sizable dent in your lifestyle and income putting both you and your loved one's well-being at stake. As with most severe injury categories, many of the more critical injuries, such as head trauma and brain injury, aren't immediately apparent and can show up over time. Other hidden work injuries include lung or skin damage from repeated exposure to hazardous chemicals and toxins. Having an experienced legal team who understands the consequences of this type of injury, and has the resources and technology to handle the negotiations and claims process is crucial. Law Offices of Michael Campopiano has a decade of legal experience in pursuing and protecting your legal rights for people who have suffered from catastrophic personal injuries.
If you have been hurt on a construction site, call a Construction Site Accident Attorney at The Law Offices of Michael Campopiano now for a FREE consultation at 401-288-3888 or fill out our Contact form.
Some of the most common types of injuries sustained by construction workers on site are:
Head trauma and injuries
Injuries from being run-over by equipment
Broken bones and internal injuries from falls and explosions
Back and neck injuries
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Section 1910.12 Construction Sites must adhere to particular standards of safety.
"Standards." The standards prescribed in part 1926 of this chapter are adopted as occupational safety and health standards under section 6 of the Act and shall apply, according to the provisions thereof, to every employment and place of employment of every employee engaged in construction work. Each employer shall protect the employment and places of employment of each of his employees engaged in construction work by complying with the appropriate standards prescribed in this paragraph.
Many times the injuries are caused by OSHA violations (Occupational Safety and Health Administration www.osha.gov that can help your attorney demonstrate fault and allow for the recovery of compensation.
If you have prolonged injuries sustained on a construction site due to the negligence of the employer, contact Rhode Island Construction Site Accident Attorney Michael Campopiano now for a FREE consultation at 401-288-3888 or fill out our Contact form.