Millions of Americans earn their living and support their families by working on active construction sites. In many cases, employment in the field of construction may mean working at extreme heights, and exposure to dangerous mechanical equipment or hazardous materials. Unfortunately, even with the proper training and safety precautions in place, accidents can still happen.
If you or a loved one was hurt while working on a construction site due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) oversees all safety training procedures on worksites throughout the United States. This department keeps track of all injuries and deaths that take place on American work sites, and tragically, these types of serious injuries are still far too common. Here are some statistics that demonstrate the extreme risks that construction workers are faced with every day:
- In 2014, 4,821 workers died while on the job in the United States.
- On average, more than 13 workers are fatally injured every day on American work sites.
- In 2014, 57% of all fatal construction accidents were caused by 4 main types of accidents: Falls (40%), Struck by Falling Object (8%), Electrocutions (8%), Caught Between Objects (2%).
Other possible causes of workplace injuries include:
- Scaffolding or Ladders collapsed or were improperly secured
- Heavy Machinery Malfunction
- Unsafe or Improperly Maintained Workspace
- Work Vehicle Collisions
- Contractor Negligence
- OSHA Violations
Workplace fatalities and injuries are tragic and are often preventable when the proper safety precautions are put in place. However, if you or a loved one has been injured in a workplace or construction accident that was not your fault, you will need the experienced, hardworking legal team at Gauthier Amedee by your side.
When you call Gauthier Amedee, you will get the answers and help you need right away. Call today at 225-647-1700, and our experienced, compassionate legal team will provide you with a FREE, confidential and no-obligation consultation about your case. We will examine the details of your accident and your work history in order to secure the maximum compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering, and lost earning capacity.
At Gauthier Amedee, you never have to pay any attorney’s fee up front. In fact, we only get paid after you do. And if there is no recovery, there is no attorney’s fee. It’s that simple. We’re here to work hard for you and to make sure that your rights are fully protected.