Construction Injuries

The construction industry is one of the most dangerous places to earn a living. The physical demands of the job can result in significant injuries and construction sites typically have dangerous materials, equipment, and substances.

Construction workers on scaffolding working on exterior front of building

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Top Causes of Injuries

There are many different risks that construction workers face on the job. Some of the top causes of injuries on construction sites are:

  • Falling from heights

  • Trench collapse
  • Collapsed scaffolding or ladders
  • Backovers and “caught betweens”
  • Electric shock and or arc flash/blast
  • Failure to use appropriate protective gear
  • Repetitive motion injuries
  • Traffic accidents

  • Malfunctioning equipment
  • Errors made by other workers
  • Illnesses caused by toxic chemical exposure, such as Asbestosis, Black Lung, and Silicosis
Construction worker using ladder in an unsafe way

Workers’ Compensation Act

Employees injured on the job normally make a claim under the state Workers’ Compensation Act, which requires employers to provide benefits to the injured worker. We have an extensive network of workers’ compensation attorneys, if that is the extent of your claim.

However, there are a number of circumstances where an injured worker can sue others to recover his or her damages.

We’re Here to Help

If you are concerned about an injury you or a loved one has incurred, you should act promptly to seek advice. This is important both in order to take the burden of “not knowing” off of your shoulders and because personal injury laws have strict filing deadlines which could bar your claim. Pelton Graham is here to help.

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