Nearly 3.1 million non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses were
reported among private industry employers in the United States
last year, according to a recent study by the U.S. Department of
Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. While that is a slight
improvement from previous years, those statistics clearly show
that American workplaces can still be dangerous places to spend
eight hours every day. Workplace injuries can range from slip
and falls, muscle strains, and repetitive stress injuries to amputations,
concussions, and electrocutions.
Workplace injury and death can result from unsafe working conditions, from specific incidents such as a fall or fire, or from performing routine tasks such as lifting or moving about a construction site. Injuries may include burns, paralysis, broken bones, and other trauma, in addition to exposure to toxic substances. And such injuries, if not fatal, can be life-altering and require long-term care.
Construction injury cases can be complicated because of the federal and state laws that may come into play, the various contractors and subcontractors who may be working at a particular site, and the many types of equipment and materials being used. We have the experience and expertise to properly investigate work injury cases to determine who was at fault and hold those parties responsible. Our team of lawyers, investigators and medical professionals will explore all of the elements of a case and build persuasive evidence to help our clients recover the compensation they should receive.