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Injured Workers Suffer these Most Common Injuries in the Construction Industry

Any worker who is injured on the job may, in most cases, be eligible or protected by Workers’ Compensation law. Once workers begin any job, they should read about whether the state law is in effect or not prior to signing up as an employee, especially if the position is a high-risk job.The main purpose of Workers’ Compensation is providing an employee who has been injured on the job medical care, as well as lost wages, and even job related disability for ongoing illness.Workers’ Compensation happens mostly in the construction industry due to the high risk of injuries.Some of the more common injury types include:
  • Falling off a ladder
  • Falling from a high-work area
  • Back, knee, joint injuries from lifting heavy objects
From the employer perspective, accidents can be a good or not-so-good conundrum. Even though the employing company has to pay the Workers’ Compensation insurance company premiums, at best, it's...
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Guide to Compensation to Injured Construction Workers

Those who work in the construction industry are aware of the risks and know that their employers are too. These workers do what they can to protect themselves on the job and have every right to expect their employers to do the same.Unfortunately, preventable accidents resulting in serious injuries and tragic deaths occur on job sites every year. When these deaths and injuries occur due to a lack of employee training or access to safety equipment such as fall arrest devices, workers and their families can get help.

Compensation for Workers and Families

While Workers' Compensation benefits will cover injuries sustained on the job, they may not be an injured employee's only source of compensation. In some instances, a third-party claim may be appropriate.A third-party claim is on in which the worker files suit against someone other than his employer, such as a property owner, property manager, sub-contractor or equipment manufacturer. If...
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