Construction workers have the highest fatal and non-fatal injury rates in the country. In fact, this industry is responsible for 20 percent of all fatal workplace accidents in the United States. Workers in the construction industry also tend to have a longer recovery time after a non-fatal accident when compared to other industries.
Unfortunately for workers and their families, the benefits provided through workers’ compensation is rarely sufficient. Thankfully, they may have other options. Learn more about the most commonly experienced injuries in the construction industry in the following sections, and discover how a seasoned personal injury attorney may be able to increase the settlement that your family receives after a workplace accident.
Burns and Scarring
Construction workers handle all sorts of equipment, including those that are electrically powered. If a short in the equipment occurs, the worker may suffer a burn, which can ultimately lead to scarring. Fires, explode wiring, leaky pipes, and combustible materials all increase the chances of a work-related burn injury....