Construction workers face some of the most dangerous working conditions in the country. In fact, construction accidents accounted for the third most frequent injury-caused deaths. It is not uncommon for injured construction workers to find themselves struggling to pay medical bills, therapy costs, and maintain their basic living requirements.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a construction site accident, you should not wait around before you contact an experienced personal injury attorney. We have more than twenty years experience helping victims of all types of construction accidents in Sebastian County and throughout Arkansas. Contact us today to get started.
Causes of Construction Accidents
Nearly one in every ten construction workers will be injured in a given year while working on a construction site. While some of these injuries can be attributed to pure accidents, a startling amount of accidents and injuries however happen because safety regulations were ignored, equipment was properly maintained, or assembled.
- Improper scaffolding procedures;
- Falling objects
- Collapsed structures
- Negligent blasting and use of explosive devices
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
- Electrical shocks
- Insufficient or defective safety devices
- Crane accidents
These construction site hazards pose a risk to all workers. Out of the estimated 150,000 construction site accidents, workers in the prime of their life between the ages of 25 and 34 years old are statistically the most likely to be injured in a construction site accident.
Recovery After a Construction Accident?
Construction site injuries are all too common and in many cases are fatal. Tragically construction site fatalities accounted for nearly seventeen percent of all occupational fatalities in 2010 with a total of 802 construction workers who lost their lives. Even the number of construction workers who are injured every year is startling. In 2011 the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that there were an estimated 3.9 injury cases for every 100 workers. With the amount of injuries facing construction workers every day, it is crucial that an injured worker know that they are not without rights. Working with a personal injury attorney who has been representing injured workers through Sebastian County for decades may be an ideal way to handle the extensive medical bills and the lost time from work. In the event that you have been injured on a construction site you may be entitled to any one of the following types of compensation.
- 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.
Many construction site injury cases are handled by filing a claim through the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Authority. While this may be daunting to an injured worker, Ken Kieklak has experience filing personal injury claims and has represented workers in worker’s compensation claims for more than 20 years.
Injured on a Construction Site? Contact a Sebastian County Construction Accident Attorney
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) 316-0438 or contact us online.