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Construction Accidents

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Construction Accident Lawyers In Las Vegas, NV

An injury at work can change your life in an instant. As an employee of the construction industry, your employer is responsible for implementing government-regulated safety protocols to help prevent construction accidents. But, these protocols are not always implemented and followed by your employer and fellow workers. If you are injured on the job, you may be eligible for a worker’s compensation claim to pay for medical bills and time missed from work. Workers compensation is a type of personal injury case where a civil attorney obtains money from your employer’s insurance company on your behalf.

If you have been injured in a construction accident, reach out to the experienced personal injury lawyers of Pursiano Barry Bruce Demetriades Simon LLP today to schedule a free case consultation.

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Most Common Construction Accidents

Construction accidents are common and can happen at any time, which is why it’s important to be aware of the hazards around you and what hazards are most likely to cause injury or death. OSHA, The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, has determined the construction accidents are most likely to occur based on the most frequently cited safety standards. Below, we have listed some of the most common construction accidents most likely to cause a fatality.

  • Falling: Falling is the number one cause of construction injuries. Unsecured ladders and scaffolding or not using proper safety equipment are often the cause of the fall. A severe fall can commonly cause traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury.
  • Electrocution: Workers are often exposed to power sources, and mistakenly hitting a power line can cause electrocution. This can cause cardiac arrest, loss of limb, or death.
  • Machinery Accidents: Getting caught in or in between equipment, machinery, or an object is a dangerous risk for construction workers. These incidents can occur from machinery malfunctions or human error.
  • Being Struck By An Object: Construction involves countless moving parts. Workers being hit by falling or moving objects can severely injure them, especially when the worker is not wearing appropriate safety gear.
  • Vehicle Accidents: Vehicle accidents are common causes of injury in the construction field. This encompasses car accidents on the road and construction vehicle or machinery accidents on the job site.

What To Do If You’re Injured On A Construction Site

If you have been injured on the job during a construction accident, follow these steps to seek medical attention and establish the case with an injury lawyer. Following these steps is essential to establishing a proper claim while recovering from your injury.

  1. Assess the injuries. After the incident, do your best to stay calm, panic can exacerbate the injury. Limit your movement while you learn where your injury is and the extent of the injury.
  2. Seek medical attention. Call for help and seek professional medical attention as soon as possible. Regardless of your initial perception of the extent of the injury, it is crucial to seek medical attention right away.
  3. Contact supervisor. Advise your employer of the incident and that you have been injured. Be clear and straightforward in your report without providing excessive in-depth detail.
  4. Obtain evidence. Gather photos or videos of the accident and injuries you sustained. Request a copy of the report you filed with your employer and your medical records.
  5. Contact a construction accident lawyer. To begin your case and begin organizing your medical care and personal injury claim.
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How Our Construction Accident Attorneys Can Help

Your employer is responsible for keeping you safe at work. If you have been injured on the job, you may be entitled to compensation. A civil injury case will protect your right to have your medical bills covered, paid leave from work, and receive a fair settlement from your employer. Our litigation attorneys have the experience and the knowledge to fight for you! We will determine liability, help you navigate your medical treatment, and negotiate your settlement for maximum recovery. Contact an accident attorney at Pursiano Barry Bruce Demetriades Simon LLP today to schedule a free consultation!

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