Almost every industry poses a danger to workers. But some can be more dangerous, and the construction industry is one of them. Many employers in this industry try their best to protect their employees. However, some don’t. And at times, an accident may occur despite safety solutions being in place.
Regardless of the situation, you may be eligible for compensation if you are injured in the line of duty. The following are three examples of injuries that you may suffer in your construction job.
Injuries from equipment
Construction jobs involve working at heights. Thus, workers use scaffolds, ladders and lifts. A worker may fall from such equipment due to defects, poor maintenance, overturns or falling objects or debris.
You may also get injuries from operating tools. These include neck and back pains, musculoskeletal injuries and foot pains.
Electrical accidents in construction sites can occur in different ways. You may come into contact with overhead power lines, live wires and transformers. You may also be injured by electrical currents when using tools or equipment.
Electrocution can lead to seizures, irregular heartbeat, loss of consciousness, brain damage, external and internal burns and potentially death.
Construction requires the use of different chemicals, which can be hazardous. Examples are sealants, epoxy resins, polymer bonding agents, water repellents, adhesives and flooring chemicals.
Workers should wear personal protective equipment (PPE) when using these chemicals. When not provided with PPE or using substandard ones, you may inhale, ingest or your skin may come into contact with them, resulting in injuries.
The construction industry offers a vast range of employment opportunities. However, it also has dangerous conditions that can lead to injuries. If you or your loved one was injured while working at a construction site, consider your options to receive fair compensation.