3 Risks Facing Construction Workers
Construction work is one of the most dangerous occupations in the country. Constructing a building is a hazardous venture, as many workers are in the process of ensuring the structure is safe. To prevent workplace accidents on construction sites, bring a proactive approach to safety in the workplace by teaching people the most common risks they face on the job.
One of the most significant injury risks facing Construction workers is RSI, or Repetitive Stress Injury. RSI injuries occur from repetitive stress placed on various parts of the body over long periods of time. An example could be that a construction worker develops trigger finger or carpal tunnel syndrome from working with a power tool for too long.
Slips & Falls
Construction zones are full of hazardous materials and debris. It’s incredibly easy for workers to lose their footing and fall off of scaffolds. When working on high buildings, these sort of accidents can even be fatal. Slip and falls can contribute to traumatic brain injury, broken bones, sprained tendons, torn ligaments, and excessive bleeding. All of these injuries make it very difficult, if not impossible for construction workers to return to work.
Construction sites are also full of heavy objects, from iron beams to wooden planks. Lack of head protection often causes thousands of injuries a year and can even lead to deaths. Using hard hats can protect many people from falling objects, bumping their heads, and even accidental contact with electrical wires.
Many construction accidents can be prevented with a little caution and excellent training of the workers. If you or a loved one have been injured in a disaster caused by negligence or carelessness, talk to one of our Rhode Island construction accident attorneys as soon as possible. Inman & Tourgee can provide skilled and knowledgeable advocacy as we try and help you seek compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life. If the accident was fatal, our compassionate lawyers could also help you sue the responsible party for wrongful death. Tell us about your situation, and we can advise you on your best course of action.
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