Every year hundreds of construction workers are injured on the job. Though these workers have safety precautions in place and wear protective gear, accidents still happen and can result in severe injury.
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. Joseph T. Welsh, Attorney at Law recognizes the importance of your job and can help you receive compensation while you recover.
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
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
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 (620) 510-5030 for a free consultation today.