Construction Accidents

Have You Been Hurt On A Construction Site?

Construction workers who are injured on the job could be out of work temporarily or permanently, depending on the severity of their injuries. In 2013, more than 20% of private sector worker fatalities in the United States took place on construction sites, which means those who work in the industry have a fairly high likelihood of being injured or killed on the job.

Working in the construction industry — even when all safety protocols are properly followed — can be a dangerous proposition. In fact, OSHA considers the construction industry to be one of the 10 most dangerous industries to work in. Call Orange County construction accidents attorney John Rapillo today if you’ve been hurt on a construction site.

For more than 35 years, Mr. Rapillo has fought for accident victims and collected millions for his clients. We work on a contingency basis, so we only get paid if you win. Learn more about construction site accident injury claims on our FAQ page and then contact us today for your free consultation.

Construction Site Accident Statistics

In the construction industry, there is what is known as the “fatal four.” These are the four most common accidents that occur in the construction industry: falls, struck-by-object accidents, electrocution, and caught-in-between accidents. These four are responsible for nearly three out of every five construction accidents.

The following statistics exist for accidents in the construction industry:

  • Falls are the primary cause of construction worker deaths, and the most violated OSHA standard in the construction industry is fall protection.
  • Falls account for 36% of all construction accident fatalities: electrocution for 10%, struck-by-an-object accidents for 9% and caught-in-between accidents for 2%.
  • One out of every 10 workers in construction jobs receives some level of injury every year.
  • Almost two-thirds of injuries in the construction industry occur within the employee’s first year of employment — a statistic that indicates safety training for new employees is crucial.
  • In the state of California in 2010, 19,800 cases of occupational illness and injury occurred in the construction sector; 12,700 of these required days away from work, restrictions or a job transfer.

Whether your accident is due to collapsed scaffolding, roofing or wall; a ladder fall; spilled or dangerous substances causing a slip-and-fall; an explosion; failure of machinery; lack of adequate supervision; exposure to toxic materials; or a heavy machinery accident, contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after your accident.

Work With An Experienced Construction Site Accident Injury Attorney

The injuries sustained in a construction accident can vary widely, and, most often, a construction worker injured on-site will sustain more than one injury. Construction site accidents can be very complex, requiring the services of a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer. At Law Offices of John Rapillo, we protect the rights of injured construction workers and their families to pursue the maximum compensation. It costs nothing to call us. Get started today. Email us or call us at 949-652-2604.