We know that you expect to have a safe working environment. Yes, some industries pose more risks to workers than others, but in the event of an accident, you have the right to compensation for your medical costs and lost income.
However, there are times when workers’ compensation does not cover all of your costs. You could even be eligible for more compensation than has been offered. At SMT Legal, we are ready to help you get the compensation you deserve in the aftermath of an incident. When you need a construction and worksite accident lawyer, call us today.
The Industry Dangers
If you work in the construction industry then you know there are risks, but you would not go to work if you had to worry about getting coverage for any injury you may sustain. The women and men in the construction industry face dangers and OSHA points out the most common causes of fatalities in construction:
- Falls (38.7 percent)
- Getting struck by an object (9.4 percent)
- Electrocutions (8.3 percent)
- Getting caught in between objects (7.3 percent)
We also know that there are thousands of people who are injured and live. However, consider the severity of the following injuries that are common in construction:
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Broken or Dislocated Bones
- Hearing and Vision Loss
- Respiratory Problems
These injuries can lead to major medical expenses and extended rehabilitation times. However, not all injuries in this industry are as immediately visible. There are others, like repetitive stress injuries, cancers, and lung illnesses that happen over longer periods of time. These injuries may not be as easily traceable to a workplace cause.
Often, we find that construction companies do not provide the proper training or safety equipment to their workers. This can lead to many of the injuries and illnesses listed above.
Construction sites need to be secured, especially when no workers are present. If they are not, they can pose significant hazards to the general public, especially curious kids. If construction companies fail to keep their premises safe while construction is ongoing and a civilian is harmed, the company could be held liable for their injuries.
What We Can Do To Help
You should not be put into financial jeopardy because of an accident in the workplace that has left you injured. When you need help securing compensation and need a Butler County construction and worksite accident attorney, contact SMT Legal today.
Our qualified and experienced team is ready to be your advocate. We will ensure that you get compensated for all of your accident-related expenses:
- Your medical costs
- Lost income and benefits while you cannot work
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Punitive damages