Construction Accident Risks and Claim Basics You Should Know

Construction Accident Risks and Claim Basics You Should Know

Construction Accident Risks and Claim Basics You Should Know

In the bustling world of construction, the risk of accidents is a stark reality. These accidents can have life-altering impacts, causing not just physical harm but also emotional and financial distress. At Saks, Robinson & Rittenberg, Ltd., we believe in empowering you with knowledge to navigate these risks and understand your rights. We help you explore common types of construction accidents, steps to mitigate them, and the basics of compensation claims. Call to schedule a consultation if you need case-specific guidance.

Unmasking the Hazards of Construction Work

Construction sites are laden with potential dangers—electrical mishaps, falling debris, equipment malfunctions, and falls from heights, among others. Each accident type carries its unique set of risks and resultant injuries.

  • Electrical Accidents: Electrical accidents are a frightening reality on construction sites, often occurring due to inadvertent contact with live power lines or improper use of electrical equipment. These accidents can lead to severe burns or electrocution, causing life-altering consequences and emphasizing the vital necessity for stringent safety precautions.
  • Falling Debris Accidents: On bustling construction sites with multiple levels, falling debris is a serious hazard that can cause injuries ranging from fractures to paralysis. The risk posed by falling objects underlines the importance of wearing personal protective equipment and maintaining a keen awareness of your surroundings at all times.
  • Equipment Accidents: Heavy machinery is indispensable in construction work, but mishandling or malfunctioning of such equipment can lead to devastating incidents. Equipment accidents can result in crushing injuries or worse, reinforcing the need for comprehensive training and regular equipment maintenance.
  • Falls from Heights: The height factor in construction jobs, whether it’s working on scaffolding, ladders, or roofs, significantly increases the risk of falls. Such falls can lead to broken bones, spinal cord injuries, or traumatic brain injuries, underscoring the critical importance of fall protection measures and adherence to safety protocols.

Your Rights to Compensation – Navigating the Maze

If you’ve been injured in a construction accident, you’re entitled to compensation. Workers’ compensation laws ensure that employers provide benefits to injured workers, regardless of who was at fault. These benefits can cover medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, and disability benefits.

However, in instances where an employer’s negligence caused the accident, you might be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit. This could provide compensation for pain, suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life.

Saks, Robinson & Rittenberg – Your Ally in the Claims Process

Filing a claim or a lawsuit can be intimidating, especially when you’re dealing with injuries. That’s where we come in. Our team at Saks, Robinson & Rittenberg is dedicated to guiding you through the intricacies of the law, dealing with insurance companies, and ensuring you get the compensation you deserve.

If you’ve been injured in a construction accident, remember—you’re not alone. We’re here to help. Reach out to us at Saks, Robinson & Rittenberg, Ltd. for a consultation. We’re committed to fighting for your rights and helping you on your journey to recovery. Because at the end of the day, your health and well-being are what matter most.

If you have been injured in a personal injury or work-related accident, do not hesitate to contact our office at (312) 332-5400

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