Construction and manufacturing workers are hard-working, come to work every day and perform a strenuous job, and try to follow all regular safety procedures. With almost all construction sites, workers will use electrical equipment. If there has not been proper insulation or grounding, workers may suffer from electric shock. Acids or bases in solvents, cement or even plaster may result in severe chemical burns, damage to the airways, or damage to the skin. The hazards are many, particularly if the site supervisor does not take the proper precautions to ensure everyone’s safety at the job site.
Some of the potential hazards causing job injury in Raleigh could be:
- Scaffolding Collapse
- Falls from Roofs or Heights
- Slips, trips, and falls from Stairways
- Electric Shock
- Repetitive Motion Injuries
- Chemical Burns
- Crane, forklift or Machinery accident
Construction sites are a particularly dangerous environment to work in, with construction workers most likely to suffer a job injury. Many safety hazards affect workers on a daily basis. Often, workers on a construction site suffer slips and falls on dangerous surfaces or from great heights, accidents on ladders, or accidents involving heavy duty machinery. When scaffolding is not properly secured and breaks, that often results in broken bones, or worse death. Sadly, many injuries sustained on the job can result in a wrongful death, and the victim’s family also may have the right to pursue a claim.
When these types of accidents occur on the job, it’s important to seek medical attention and have a trained medical professional evaluate the full extent of your injuries. You may be unable to work as you recuperate. This could result in serious financial worries for you and your family. You accrue medical bills, and as you’re unable to work, other bills start to add up quickly as well.
If you have suffered serious injuries that could have been prevented while working on a construction site, you may have a job injury case. Even if the injuries you have sustained are minor, such as a repetitive motion injury, these injuries can cause lifelong pain and suffering.
If you’re not sure if you have a case, it is in your best interest to speak with a lawyer. You should speak with a job injury attorney to discuss your legal rights before signing any papers from an insurance company. You may be entitled to compensation which would cover the cost of medical bills, past and future doctor’s visits or medical procedures, or lost time and wages.
If you’ve been seriously injured, are disabled or unable to perform the tasks of your job, you may have a claim, and you owe it to yourself and your family to speak with a job injury attorney. It is important to remember that injury claims, including work injury claims, are governed by a Statute of Limitations which limits the time you have to file your claim. You must act quickly to consult a job injury lawyer and protect your rights.
Eric H. Kassor is an experienced personal injury attorney who will aggressively pursue fair compensation for those who have suffered an injury on the job in Raleigh. If you live in the Raleigh area, contact the Law Offices of Eric H. Kassor, a job injury lawyer with injury law expertise, for a free initial consultation to answer any questions you may have. Our firm places great importance on personal attention to clients. We will make your case a top priority. Let us fight to help you get justice so you can be on the road to a more secure future.