Most Common Construction Accident Injuries

Most Common Construction Accident Injuries

Construction sites are dangerous places to work. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), more than 20 percent of all work-related fatalities involve construction injuries. Aside from motor vehicle accidents involving large trucks, OSHA has identified the four leading causes of injuries and fatalities in the construction industry. These have been labeled the “Fatal Four.” They make up 56 percent of all construction industry fatalities. If you or a loved one has been injured, it is important to get a qualified Lebanon personal injury attorney on your side to prove your case. The well-established Pennsylvania law firm of Henry & Beaver has represented victims of construction accidents for more than a century and will be able to get you the compensation you deserve.

OSHA found that more than 37 percent of all construction accident injuries involve falls from scaffolding, ladders, roofs and windows. Traumatic brain injuries, multiple fractures, spinal injuries and knee fractures are common injuries resulting from falls.

Struck by an Object
The danger of brain and spinal cord injuries from falling objects is always present on construction sites. Accidents involving tools, materials and debris resulted in 93 fatalities nationwide in 2016. That number was 9.4 percent of all construction accident fatalities.

Muscle damage, nerve damage, burns and cardiac arrest are often caused by victims coming into contact with overhead power lines or live circuits in electrical panels on construction sites. Nearly all power tools used on construction sites use electricity. Unfinished electrical systems and wiring cause about 8.6 percent of all fatalities on construction sites.

Caught In
Workers can suffer internal organ damage when caught in between two objects like heavy machinery and a wall, collapsed structures or even collapsed trenches. These types of accidents consisted of 7.2 percent of all 2016 construction accident fatalities.
Pennsylvania Law Firm
Extra caution should be used by everyone on or around a construction site. If you were the victim of a construction accident, or if a family member perished in one, you should contact our construction accident attorneys in Pennsylvania to arrange for a free consultation and case review. The experienced construction accident attorneys at Henry & Beaver will listen to you carefully, answer your questions and advise you of your full range of legal options. In construction accident cases, Henry & Beaver charges no legal fees at all unless we obtain a settlement or verdict for you.