Construction work poses many dangers. In fact, construction work produced the second-highest number of fatal work injuries of any industry in 2011, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) says.
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Construction workers face a higher risk of injury or death than workers in other professions. As the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports, one in five worker fatalities occur in the construction industry. Many of these injuries can be traced to violations of state and federal safety regulations that are designed to protect workers.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident in Chicago or elsewhere in Illinois, contact Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. We can investigate your case and determine the options available to you for seeking a recovery of your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages. Simply call or contact us online today to get started with a free consultation.
20.3% of worker fatalities in private industry in 2013 occurred in construction, or a total of 796 deaths. The four leading causes of construction worker fatalities were:
In Illinois, 12% of all fatal work-related injuries and 2% of non-fatal work-related injuries in Illinois occurred in the construction industry.
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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) says construction work accounted for the second-highest number of fatal work injuries of any industry in 2012. Unsafe working conditions, equipment that fails, safety precautions that are ignored and human error contribute to construction site mishaps. Construction accidents can result in death or in injuries so severe that the worker is never again able to earn a living.
The Census of Occupational Injuries produced by the BLS provides national and state figures for workplace injury and illnesses. An injury is considered work related if an event or exposure in the work environment either caused or contributed to the resulting condition or significantly aggravated a pre-existing condition, the BLS says.
In its report for 2012, the BLS says there were:
Each year, the Liberty Mutual Insurance Company publishes it Workplace Safety Index. This is a listing of serious non-fatal workplace injuries. The Index is based on data from the BLS and National Academy of Social Insurance as well as workers’ compensation claims from around the country.
Based on the 2012 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Summary the top 6 most frequent causes of fatal injuries are as follows:
General contractors, developers or others who supervise construction sites have a legal duty to ensure that their sites are as safe as they can be. This obligation includes a requirement to advise and train construction workers about safety issues, and to ensure that construction workers are issued appropriate and properly working safety equipment.
Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. is prepared to move forward at once to protect your right to full compensation after a serious construction injury. We pursue damages from every possible source for our clients. We also represent families who have lost a loved one in a construction accident. Call or contact us online today for more information.
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