This blog has previously discussed construction accidents and the serious toll they can take on construction workers and their families. Construction workers and their families should be familiar with the different types of construction accident injuries and how workers’ compensation benefits can help.
Common construction accident injuries
The construction industry can be a dangerous industry for construction workers and a construction site can contain many dangers for construction workers. Common construction-related injuries can include:
- Fall injuries: injuries from falls are not uncommon on a construction site. They can include falls from scaffolding, cranes, roofs, ladders and other heights on the job.
- Falling objects: unsecured falling objects that fall from overhead can also injure construction workers below.
- Equipment-related accidents: there are a variety of different types of equipment and heavy machinery on any construction site which can cause injuries including misfiring nail guns and other equipment-related injuries.
- Crush and back over injuries: because heavy equipment and other vehicles are commonly present on a construction site, construction accident victims can suffer injuries in crush between and back over accident.
- Collapse injuries: collapse injuries can occur from trench collapses, building collapses or other types of collapses on construction job sites.
- Repetitive stress injuries: due to the nature of construction work, construction workers can suffer from repetitive stress injuries.
- Other hazards: Fire, explosions and other types of construction site hazards can cause injuries on construction sites.
Fortunately, there is help available
Construction accidents and the construction injuries they caused can rob construction workers of their health and livelihoods. Workers’ compensation benefits can help them with their medical costs and lost earnings and are an important protection for injured construction workers and their families to be familiar with.