Construction Site/Machinery Accidents
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Construction workers are the backbone of our society. They help build roads, stadiums, offices, and the infrastructure that our society needs to keep moving forward. However, it’s also one of the most dangerous occupations in the country. In fact, according to the OHSA, one in five worker deaths in 2015 were in the construction industry.
Although that number is startling, there are even more construction workers who experience injuries each day through the normal hazards of the job. If you are one of those people who suffered an injury on the job, don’t let it slide. It’s your right to receive compensation from your company.
Importance of Filing Claims
The only way to improve work conditions is to hold companies responsible for the conditions that they create for their employees. By filing claims when you experience an injury at work or at a work site, you bring the safety conditions to the owner’s attention. If they have to pay a settlement, they have even more incentive to create a safer work space.
Although the OHSA has dubbed a particular set of injuries ‘the fatal four’ (falls, electrocutions, struck by an object, and ‘caught in-between’), you do not have to have one of these injuries to file a lawsuit. Whether you didn’t receive proper training for a machine that you were using, someone around you didn’t receive proper training, or anything else that led to you being injured, you have a claim.