Employees that work on active construction sites are faced with many dangers every day. Heavy machinery, extreme heights, and toxic chemicals are just a few of the occupational hazards that construction workers deal with on a daily basis. If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries as the result of a Construction Accident that was not your fault, Henson Fuerst may be able to help.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) imposes strict rules and regulations in an effort to make sure that all work sites are as safe as possible. When employers and supervisors fail to follow OSHA’s strict workplace safety guidelines, it can put the lives of employees at risk.
The Facts Are:
Workplace accidents are far too common and often result in tragic and preventable injuries. In fact, the most recent data collected by OSHA indicates that Construction Accidents happen with alarming regularity in the U.S.
Here are some important statistics that illustrate just how widespread this problem has become in the U.S:
- According to OSHA, 4,821 workers died on the job in 2014.
- There were nearly 13 workplace fatalities every day in the U.S in 2014.
- Out of those 4,821 worker fatalities, 874 occurred on active construction sites.
The most common causes of injury and death on construction sites are:
- Falls from heights
- Struck by object
- Being caught and pinned between objects
- Scaffolding accidents
- Machinery malfunction
- Vehicle accidents
- Loss of limbs
Henson Fuerst is Here to Help
Unfortunately, even if construction workers follow the rules and make every effort to be as safe as possible, tragic accidents can still occur. At Henson Fuerst, we take workplace safety extremely seriously. If you have been injured on a construction site due to someone else’s negligence, call Henson Fuerst Right away at (919) 781-1107 or fill out a free consultation form online.
At Henson Fuerst, we fight hard on behalf of North Carolina employees that suffered severe or catastrophic injuries as a result of a Construction Accident. Call us today, and we will fight to secure the full and fair compensation you deserve for your medical bills, loss of income, and any physical and occupational therapy that your injuries may require.
When you call, you will speak with an experienced North Carolina Construction Accident attorney absolutely FREE. At Henson Fuerst, you will never pay an attorney’s fee up front, and you owe us nothing unless we win your case.
Trust Henson Fuerst, Because Your Case Matters.