Construction is a dangerous business. Each year in the U.S. tens of thousands of construction workers are injured while on the job - and on average over 1,000 die. While some injuries are simple accidents other injuries are sustained as a result of carelessness or the negligence of someone else. Is this a workers' compensation case, a negligence case, or both? Jim Ackerman has been handling construction site injuries for years. Let him put his knowledge and experience to work for you.
OSHA, (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), reported one in ten construction site workers are injured every year and that fall hazards are the leading cause of injury at construction sites.
Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that while falls make up the majority of the construction site accidents, contact with equipment was also a significant cause of injury for workers.
NIOSH, (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health), reported in 2005 that 1,224 construction workers died on the job over the course of one year, making the construction industry the most dangerous industry in the country.
Construction Site Injuries (but not limited to):
- Crane Injuries or other industrial vehicle
- Ladder Injuries
- Scaffolding Injuries