Common types of construction accidents

| Aug 27, 2020 | Workplace Accident

There are many different types of construction projects throughout New Jersey. These various projects require many construction workers to complete the work. The workers rely on these jobs as well to earn an income and provide for themselves and their families. However, there are certain dangers that are associated with construction projects and workers suffer injuries from time to time. These injuries are caused in a variety of ways, but some construction accidents are more common than others.

Many injuries are caused by falls, which could be from scaffolding, cranes, ladders, roofs and other high objects. Workers also suffer injuries by objects falling on them. This could be tools, materials and other objects that are not properly handled or secured. Being backed over by heavy machinery causes many injuries as well as injuries caused by faulty equipment. Sometimes there are fires or explosions due to the chemicals used in construction projects or workers develop various diseases by inhaling these chemicals.

There are many other types of accidents that cause injuries as well, but no matter how the injury occurs, if it prevents people from working, it can be very devastating for the workers. They could incur significant medial bills and also lose income making it very difficult to pay for their basic needs much less the medical bills they incur. These workers could be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits though. These benefits can pay for the medical bills and also pay for a portion of the lost income.

Unfortunately, there are many construction workers that suffer injuries each year. These injuries can create very difficult situations for the injured workers both physically and financially. The injured workers may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits though. This will not heal the injuries, but it can at least ease the financial burdens associated with the injuries. It is important that the workers receive the benefits they deserve though and consulting with an experienced attorney could be beneficial.

 

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