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Common Injuries on Construction Sites

Common injuries that construction workers suffer on the job include back injuries, bone fractures, and concussions.

Construction consistently ranks among the industries with the highest rate of severe injuries resulting from accidents at the work location. Some of this is the result of inherent risks; constructing buildings requires humans to lift heavy objects, climb to heights, and be in the presence of heavy machinery, high temperatures, and high-voltage electricity. Despite this, many construction accidents are preventable. Construction sites receive many citations each year from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for safety hazards; sometimes, the employers correct the dangerous conditions before someone suffers a serious injury, but sometimes OSHA does not find out about the safety hazard until after an accident happens. No matter the specific details, workers who get injured in accidents at work have the right to file a workers’ compensation claim so that the employer’s workers’ compensation insurance will pay for treatment of the work-related injury. An Omaha workers compensation lawyer can help you if you suffered an accidental injury at your construction job.

Back Injuries Resulting From Heavy Lifting

Lifting heavy objects is a common cause of work injuries in the construction industry, as well as in other physically demanding jobs. Sometimes you feel a sharp pain in your back the minute you lift something that is heavier than you thought it was or when you do not get the perfect angle when lifting. Other times, it is not just one heavy lifting job that causes the injury, but rather, it is the result of carrying many heavy loads over time. Back injuries resulting from heavy lifting can result in an assortment of painful complications, such as herniated discs and nerve damage. Managing the symptoms of a back injury is a marathon, not a sprint. Therefore, you may need a workers’ compensation lawyer’s help in getting adequate compensation for a workers’ compensation claim arising from a back injury.

Other Causes of Work Injuries at Construction Sites

The objects that you can lift by hand, at least in theory, are the least of your worries at a construction site. The risk of getting hit by a motor vehicle at a construction site is at least as great as the risk of getting hit by a motor vehicle on a city street. Accidental falls are also a common cause of injury for construction workers. Accidents like these can cause serious injuries such as bone fractures, concussions, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and spinal cord injuries. Even after you complete your treatment for the acute injury, you may have lingering symptoms that make it impossible to go back to your job duties. A workers’ compensation lawyer can help you get a fair settlement.

Contact Andres Law Offices, PC LLO, About Injuries Resulting From Construction Accidents

An Omaha workers’ compensation lawyer can help you if you got injured at work in the construction industry. Contact Andres Law Offices, PC LLO in Omaha, Nebraska about your case.