Construction sites are some of the most dangerous worksites in Colorado. Each year, workers are injured in traumatic accidents that cause them to suffer serious injuries and to miss time away from work. Colorado law allows injured workers to receive compensation when hurt on the job, but they need an attorney who understands our laws.
At Cimarron Ridge Legal Group, our attorneys have represented many construction workers who have sustained an injury. Please contact our team right away so that we can analyze your case and discuss your options for compensation.
Construction Site Accident Statistics
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 2018 saw 195,600 construction accident injuries around the country, along with 3,600 occupational illnesses. The made construction one of the top 6 most dangerous professions in the U.S.
Statistics regarding fatalities were equally alarming. Construction saw 1,008 fatalities in 2018. The leading causes of death on a construction site were falls, slips, and trips, followed by fires and explosions. The number of construction deaths was almost three times the number for manufacturing.
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Types of Construction Site Accidents
Construction sites bring together many moving vehicles, heavy materials, and vulnerable workers. Our clients have been injured in the following types of accidents:
- Falls. A worker can fall on the ground or fall from a higher level. Either type of accident is dangerous, but falls from a great height can be fatal. There are many reasons for falls, including defective scaffolding and debris on the ground.
- Heavy equipment injuries. A worker can be pinned between the equipment and the ground. Other workers will get limbs caught in heavy pieces of machinery.
- Motor vehicle collisions. There are many vehicles at a construction site, including dump trucks, forklifts, cars, cement trucks, and others. They can strike a worker if the driver is not paying attention.
- Electrocutions. Electricity makes the modern construction site run. However, defective equipment and poor wiring can electrocute workers.
After an accident, make sure to receive immediate medical attention. Construction site accidents can lead to fractures, concussions, crush injuries, burns, back injuries, and internal organ damage. The sooner you receive treatment, the better.
Let Our Construction Accident Lawyers Fight for Compensation
The amount of compensation clients at Cimarron Ridge Legal Group receive depends on the circumstances surrounding their injuries. Our clients often qualify for workers’ compensation benefits if they were injured on the job. These benefits can cover the necessary medical care and a portion of the worker’s lost wages (about two thirds).
However, if a third party was to blame for the accident, many clients can bring personal injury lawsuits. Additional compensation can come for pain and suffering, disfigurement, disability, and emotional distress. A worker could also qualify for full compensation of their lost wages. Third parties are often vendors, members of the public, a subcontractor, or equipment manufacturers.
Give Us a Call
Construction accidents are devastating events. They often leave the family breadwinner unable to earn a wage, which plunges a family into tremendous financial and emotional distress.
Call us today. Cimarron Ridge Legal Group is happy to provide a free consultation.