Harrisburg Construction Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
There are many perks to working in construction—working outside, seeing real progress in your work on a daily basis, and being able to avoid sitting behind a computer all day just to name a few. But one of the major downsides is the dangers that come along with this type of manual labor. Whether you are a carpenter, roofer, welder, electrician, excavator, or any other person working in construction, you are at constant risk of serious injury. When such an injury happens, it is the responsibility of your employer and their insurance company to ensure that workers’ compensation is provided to you. If you were injured, the experienced Harrisburg construction workers’ compensation lawyers at Ira H. Weinstock, P.C. are here to ensure that you are appropriately compensated.
The Five Most Common Ways Construction Workers Get Injured
- Falls—According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the leading cause of death in construction work. This is also true of the most serious injuries; most are caused by falls to the same level (to the floor) or from one level down to another below (multi-story falls).
- Overuse Injuries—While falls may be the most life-threatening type of injury, construction workers experience overuse injuries much more frequently. An overuse injury is any nagging injury, chronic pain, stiffness, or immobility caused by doing the same repetitive motion over and over again, such as carpal tunnel syndrome or tennis elbow.
- Crushing Injury—A crushing injury occurs when a body part, or a victim’s entire body, is pinned and crushed between an object or the ground. This often results in fractures, torn tendons, lacerations, or amputation.
- Hit By—Being hit by an object, such as debris or a tool from above, can be a death sentence in the worst case scenarios. In other serious cases, a hit-by injury causes traumatic brain injuries or spinal cord injuries.
- Motor Vehicle Collisions—As with most aspects of life, motor vehicles are one of the number one threats. All workers are at risk of being hit in the parking lot, by a truck or tractor, or by someone commuting to work or to drop off the kids at school. Well over 100 road construction workers die every year being hit by motor vehicles, according to the CDC, though motor vehicles deaths and traumatic injuries are also very high among construction workers of all types.
Call a Harrisburg Injured Construction Labor Workers’ Compensation Injury Attorney
If you were injured on the job, or became ill or injured due to your work as a construction worker over a long period of time, you have the ability to file a workers’ compensation claim for medical care and partial wage replacement. You may also be able to file a personal injury claim for additional compensation if they violated safety regulations or otherwise caused your injury due to recklessness. Call the Harrisburg workers’ compensation attorneys at the law offices of Ira H. Weinstock, P.C. today at 717-238-1657 to schedule a free consultation.