Jackson Construction Worker Injury Lawyer
Construction work is one of the most essential jobs in Mississippi and other parts of the United States. Construction helps communities grow, providing safe housing and up-to-code buildings. Our society would not be as advanced without construction work.
However, one of the downsides is that construction work is very dangerous. It uses heavy machinery and awkward materials, and contains elements such as heights and electricity, which can lead to serious accidents for workers.
There are many standards in place to promote safety and prevent construction accidents. However, many construction companies fail to properly train their crews or provide adequate safety equipment, resulting in numerous injuries and deaths every year.
If you have been injured on a construction site, contact the team at Lunsford Baskin & Priebe, PLLC today. Our Jackson construction worker injury lawyer will assess your case and help you understand your options for financial recovery.
Common Construction Injuries
A construction worker can suffer many types of injuries on the jobsite, including:
- Broken bones
- Eye injuries and blindness
- Knee and ankle injuries
- Neck, shoulder, and back injuries
- Spinal cord injury
- Head trauma and brain injuries
- Illnesses caused by toxic chemical exposure
- Carpal tunnel and other repetitive motion injuries
In extreme cases, a worker may suffer permanent disability or even death.
How Do These Injuries Occur?
Construction injuries can occur in various ways, such as:
- Falling from heights. Many buildings are multiple stories high. A slip, trip, or loss of balance can cause a worker to fall from a building, scaffolding, or piece of machinery. When the worker falls below, they can suffer from serious injuries or death, especially if they land on their head or back.
- Trench collapse. Many construction sites have trenches. When a trench collapses, it fills with dirt. As a result, the worker can suffocate or be buried alive. They can also suffer crush injuries from the weight of the soil.
- Electric shock. Construction sites have many power sources. There are generators, power tools, machinery and electrical wiring. All of these elements put construction workers at risk of suffering electrical burns and electrocution.
- Struck-by accidents. These accidents occur when workers are hit by objects that may be falling, rolling, swinging, or flying. Depending on the nature and size of an object, as well as the speed it is traveling when it hits a worker, a struck-by accident can result in a minor bruise or a life-threatening, even fatal, accident.
- Caught-in/caught-between accidents. These are incidents in which workers get caught, squeezed, pinched, or crushed between two objects. These accidents are often caused by machinery and materials that are not properly maintained or supported.
Contact Lunsford Baskin & Priebe, PLLC Today
Construction sites can be dangerous, resulting in injury accidents. The work is very physical, which means a worker can suffer broken bones, burns, head trauma, spinal cord injuries, and more.
Lunsford, Baskin, & Priebe, PLLC can help you understand your legal options after a construction accident. Contact our Jackson construction worker injury lawyer to schedule a consultation. Call (601) 488-3975 or fill out the online form.