Serving clients in Fayetteville and all of NW Arkansas
If you have ever wondered why construction workers have to wear those bright hard hats, it is because the construction industry and construction sites are some of the most dangerous places for workers. Even the most careful worker can fall victim to a falling tool, or to a crane tipping over. Even though there have been stringent safety regulations put into place, accidents happen almost every day in the construction industry.
We can help you prepare for your case and will approach your case with diligence and with our years of experience behind us. We know how to handle the tough situations and can handle the tough negotiations to get you the maximum amount for your injuries.
Causes of Construction Accidents
The Bureau of Labor statistics has compiled a set of statistics that reveal an alarming amount of construction workers are injured every year. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics there were a total of 3.6 injured workers for every 100 full time construction workers. The overall incidence rate of nonfatal occupational injury and illness cases requiring days away from work to recuperate was 107.1 cases per 10,000 full-time workers in 2014, down from the 2013 rate of 109.4.
- Inadequate supervision
- Defective equipment
- Crane and lift accidents
- Scaffolding collapse
- Improperly handled toxic chemicals
- Unprotected holes
- Collapsed structures
A very common injury amongst construction workers are burn injuries. Specifically, injuries from welding is a common reason why a construction worker may sustain a serious injury. Welders in particular are exposed to a diverse and hazardous array of job related injuries. Welders and other construction workers may face severe burns to the skin and even to their eyes from defective or improperly maintained welding devices.
Compensation for Construction Accidents
Construction workers have an alarmingly high rate of injury and a downright scary rate of occupational deaths. However, when you have been injured you do not have to bear the burden yourself. In some construction site accident cases an injured worker must file their claim under the Worker’s Compensation Act, however in other cases there may be one or more third parties who are responsible for an accident and therefore can be held liable. In a construction accident many different people may be held accountable.
- Loss of wages;
- Medical expenses;
- Counseling costs;
- Physical therapy;
- Property damage;
- Ongoing living expenses;
- Mortgage and rent;
- Pain and suffering; and/or
- Loss of consortium for widows or widowers.
If you have been injured working with an Arkansas construction accident attorney can help you determine who is at fault and if you are entitled to any of the following types of compensation.
Contact a Bentonville Construction Accident Attorney If You Were Injured on a Construction Site
If you have suffered a serious injury or if you have lost a loved one due to the recklessness or carelessness of another, Ken Kieklak, Attorney at Law can fight for you. For more than 20 years Ken Kieklak has stood up for hard-working people who have been injured through no fault of their own. To schedule your free and confidential personal injury consultation call (479) 251-7767 or contact us online.