If you are a construction worker, it is important to have a clear understanding of the many risks you face on the job. Unfortunately, these hazards often result in accidents that lead to serious injuries or even the loss of life. In the event that you suffer an injury at work, you need to explore your options with regard to the recovery process and financial resources that could help.
Sadly, many workers face significant financial hardships after losing the ability to work. Moreover, physical pain and even emotional trauma are a reality for many injured workers as well.
Reviewing common hazards in construction
According to the City of New York’s website, there are multiple hazards that workers in the construction industry face. For example, some construction workers are hurt when objects fall onto them from above, while other workers are injured after falling down. Equipment failure and improper use of machinery also result in many accidents and these incidents are especially likely if a worker is inexperienced or inattentive. There are many other risks on construction sites as well, such as incidents involving vehicles and repetitive strain injuries resulting from many years of working.
Reviewing your options after a construction accident
If you are hurt on a construction site, you need to explore your options. Workers’ compensation benefits help many people suffering with the aftermath of a construction site accident and these benefits not only provide financial resources but training for different positions as well. Moreover, those who lose a loved one in a construction accident are sometimes able to secure death benefits.