Construction is one of the most dangerous jobs because of the high risk for accidents among its builders and contractors. Building sites are often extremely busy with the potential to be exposed to hazardous working conditions. According to OSHA, an estimated 6.5 million Americans work at U.S. construction sites and that number continues to grow. If you’re injured while working as a builder or in construction, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation.
Builders and contractors are subject to working conditions that often put them at risk of suffering injuries related to falls, machinery and structural collapses. On top of that OSHA estimates that annually 95,000 workers are injured and 100 are killed in forklift-related accidents alone. All of these factors put builders and construction workers at a high risk for work-related injury.
Common Builders & Contractors Injuries
Injuries can affect a builder or contract worker’s ability to perform the requirements of their job, and ultimately affect their jobs on a short- or long-term basis. A few common injuries for builders and contractors include:
- Falls from large heights
- Injuries from falling debris
- Back injuries as a result from a collapse
- Bone fractures as a result from a collapse
- Electric shock and arc flash/arc blast
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Machinery accidents
Construction and building crews often work long hours in the elements, including extreme heat and humidity. This can cause injury from dehydration, fainting, or even strokes. Many workers become injured and feel they are without recourse. That’s where EMD Law comes in.
Obtaining Workers’ Compensation for Builders & Contractors
At EMD Law, our workers’ compensation lawyers know the risks that builders and contractors face on a daily basis. We’re here to help you get the compensation you deserve. Here’s how we can help:
- Walking you through the steps on what to expect from your workers’ compensation case
- Helping you file the necessary paperwork for workers’ compensation benefits
- Anticipate and resolve issues that come up during your case
- Gather evidence to prove that you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits
- Represent you in court
Our workers’ compensation attorneys are here to help you navigate the process and ensure you have the best chance to obtain your benefits. If you were injured while working in the field, contact us for a free consultation on your case.