Construction Accidents

For those of you working in construction or with family members in this field, the prevalent and inherent dangers of this job come as no surprise. Construction sites are extremely hazardous, representing a number of safety risks. Though constructions workers make up no more than six percent of the workforce in the United States, they suffer more than one-fifth of all workplace fatalities. And due to the many dangers and hazards present at a work site, passersby run a risk of serious injury as well. The Columbia Personal Injury Lawyers of Goodwyn Law Firm, LLC, are experienced and knowledgeable of construction accidents, and how to help victims recover just compensation.

About Construction Accidents in Columbia

This dangerous occupation frequently results in injury and even death. Workers perform their job at great heights, use heavy machinery, equipment and tools daily, and manage unwieldy materials like beams and girders regularly, as well as toxic chemicals. Here are just a few of the common causes of construction accidents:

  • Falling equipment or material
  • Scaffolding failures and accidents
  • Structural and flooring collapses
  • Falls from tall heights
  • Ladder accidents
  • Toxic chemical exposure and chemical burns
  • Heavy equipment and machinery accidents
  • Nail gun injuries and saw accidents
  • Crane accidents
  • Aerial lift accidents
  • Slip and falls
  • Electrocution
  • Inadequate fencing and other security problems
  • Faulty or defective equipment

The injuries sustained by workers and innocent bystanders are often quite serious, with life-altering consequences.

  • Fractures
  • Brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Back injury with herniated discs
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Amputation
  • Death

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