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Because construction work is labor intensive and occurs on sites that are oftentimes hazardous, construction accidents occur with relative frequency. As a result, many workers suffer from construction accidents and injuries, oftentimes leading to an inability to work, extensive medical bills, and a long-lasting recovery process.
If you or a loved one suffered a construction accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and related damages. Enlist the experience of top rated San Diego construction accident personal injury attorneys Mission Legal Center today and explore the legal options available to you.
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The Statistics on Construction Injuries
According to the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS):
- Construction accidents account for 20% of all occupational fatalities, most of these as a result of falling or from being struck by an object.
- In 2014, there were 908 construction work-related fatalities.
Construction employment is expected to grow 10% from 2014 to 2024.
According to OSHA:
- On any given day, approximately 6.5 million people work at nearly 252,000 construction sites.
Roughly 2.3 million construction workers frequently work on scaffolds.
Construction Site Accident Causes in San Diego
- Contact with hazardous materials
- Carbon monoxide exposure/poisoning
- Electric shock
- Falls (from heights)
- Improper use of personal protective gear/equipment
- Machinery accidents
- Repetitive motion
- Scaffold collapse
- Struck by an object
- Trench collapse
- Vehicle vs. construction worker – struck by a vehicle on the highway/roadway
Common Construction Accident Injuries in Southern California
Although construction site safety has come a long way over the years to better protect the men and women exposed to workplace accidents, there are still a significant amount of construction-related injuries and fatalities. The most common accident injuries include:
- Thermal (steam, boiling water, fire)
- Defect injuries
- Fall injuries
- Equipment failure injuries
- Repetitive motion injuries
The Cost of Construction Accidents
Injuries sustained as a result of a construction accident can range from minor cuts and bruises to permanent disability or death. It’s easy for medical bills to add up quickly, and often the required medical care is ongoing. Some expected, and unexpected, costs resulting from an accident include:
- Cosmetic surgery bills
- Dental work bills
- Doctor/specialist bills
- Financial stress
- Hospital bills
- Long-term care
- Loss of income (temporary or permanent)
- Nursing care (private)
- Pain and suffering
- Physical therapy
- Rehabilitation, potentially ongoing treatment
The Next Step
If you or a loved one has been involved in a construction accident, contact Mission Legal Center. We are San Diego Personal Injury Attorneys with a proven record of success in helping those who have suffered from a serious construction accident or construction site injury, to receive the necessary medical attention, care and treatment you need, in addition to compensation for future care you may require. Call for a free consultation and case-specific guidance: <a” href=”tel:619-777-5555″>619-777-5555. You may also contact us or follow us on Facebook.
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A: Injuries on construction sites result from many dangerous conditions including: contact with hazardous materials, carbon monoxide poisoning, electric shock/electrocution, falls, improper use of protective equipment, machinery accidents, repetitive movement accidents, scaffolding collapses, being struck by an object, trench collapses and more.
A: Cosmetic surgery, dental work, doctor specialist treatment, long term care, nursing care, physical therapy, and rehabilitation. For much more information about construction site injuries in San Diego County, click here.
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A: OSHA stands for Occupational Safety and Health Administration, a federal agency under the United States Department of Labor. OSHA’s main focus is to protect workers and ensure workplace safety with training, outreach, education and assistance.
A: Absolutely! OSHA will, and does, issue citations for workplace violations. A few of the most common construction violations citations are for head protection, fall protection and scaffolding.
A: Studies have shown that using safety nets and body harnesses, installing guardrails and control line systems, covering up floor holes and using aerial lifts can help prevent serious and fatal construction site falls.