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America’s most common construction site injuries

On Behalf of | Jul 20, 2017 | Workers' Compensation |

Every time you show up for work at an Alabama construction site, you face unique workplace hazards that those in many other industries do not. At The Sapp Law Firm, we assist many clients who suffer on-the-job injuries, and we understand how securing compensation to cover those injuries can help you navigate through your recovery process.

Due to the nature of your profession, per Industrial Safety & Hygiene News, you are at risk of significant head injuries, among them lacerations, concussions and traumatic brain injuries varying in terms of severity. Donning a hard hat can reduce your risk of suffering a serious injury, should a falling object or tool strike you in the head, highlighting the importance of you and your employer maintaining strong safety standards and practices.

Spinal cord injuries, too, are an unfortunate possibility when you work in the construction industry. Many such injuries result from falls off ladders or scaffolding, and they can prove quite serious and potentially life-threatening. You also run the risk of suffering burns and developing related scars because you work at a construction site. Your line of work may involve potentially hazardous chemicals, electrical wiring or other elements that can cause explosions and chemical reactions that may burn and injure you.

Construction workers like you may also experience work-related problems that affect vision and hearing. Workplace exposure to hazardous chemicals and gases can cause vision issues, and the presence of jackhammers and other loud tools can cause hearing loss and related issues over time. Bone breaks and cuts and lacerations are also common injuries suffered by construction workers, and they can range in severity from relatively minor to completely debilitating. More about work-related injuries is available on our web page.

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