Many people rely on their jobs to provide the finances and benefits necessary to care for their families, and injuries can put that at a standstill. With the massive and dangerous equipment that construction workers use, resulting injuries can lead to months of hospitalization and rehabilitation, and accrue medical bills into the thousands of dollars.
If you were injured in a construction accident, it’s important to remember that you have rights. The Law Office of Joseph T. Welsh recognizes the importance of your job and can help you receive compensation while you recover.
Common Causes of Construction Injuries
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, has identified the most common causes of construction injuries. They call these the “Fatal Four” and annually report statistics that document the number and reason of construction injuries.
The Fatal Four include:
- Struck by Object
- Caught in/between
Though these may be the most common injuries, the complex and dangerous work of construction results in a variety of other injuries both big and small. The first thing you should do when you’re injured in a construction accident is to seek immediate medical attention. A medical professional can treat and document your injuries. Documentation may be a critical piece of evidence should you decide to move forward with a construction injury case.
Construction Injury Liabilities
Courts will consider a variety of factors when deciding whether or not a construction worker can receive compensation. Understanding these factors can prepare you for your case and help your construction injury lawyer build your claim.
Some of these factors include:
- When the accident occurred
- The severity of the injury
- Whether you suffered permanent impairment or disability
- Whether you will need future medical treatment
Accidents can happen after another worker fails to follow guidelines or from faulty equipment from companies and manufacturers. In both cases, you should be able to hold negligent parties responsible for your injuries.
Kansas Construction Injury Lawyer
Construction injury claims can be complex and time-consuming. When you are injured in a construction accident, you should keep your focus on recovering. The Law Office of Joseph T. Welsh is committed to helping you along the process and fight for compensation on your behalf.
Joseph treats all of his clients as people and is a zealous advocate for their rights. Contact the office at (316) 223-7583 for a free consultation today.