Injuries can occur in every profession, however they are more prevalent in the construction industry. Working in construction is one of the most dangerous lines of work a person can be in. Minor to severe injuries can occur while on the job and many can be prevented by taking safety precautions.
 

Broken, Fractured or Crushed Bones

There are many injuries that can occur while working on a construction site and bone injury is one of them. Broken, fractured or crushed bones are one of the many common injuries that a person can encounter. Although heavy machinery comes with working on a construction site, these large tools can cause a lot of damage to a person. Machinery such as cranes and bulldozers are some of the most dominant that can cause bone injury. These machines, if not secure or operated by someone correctly, can hit or fall on a worker causing severe damage.

 

Heat Stroke

Construction work is year round and therefore does not stop in hot weather conditions. Heat strokes are very common due to high sun exposure, exhaustion, and working in naturally warm areas. Some heat stroke symptoms include, nausea, dizziness, muscle weakness and throbbing headache. When working in hot conditions, it is important to drink lots of fluids, take breaks, and protect your skin with sunscreen. Heat strokes should be taken seriously otherwise they can result in brain, kidney or heart damage. When you feel that you may be getting heat stroke symptoms, make sure to take the proper precautions and put yourself first over your work.

 

Why Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help

Although most insurance claims cover workers after construction accidents, they usually do not cover the total cost of the injury if you do not have the proper personal injury lawyer present. Having an attorney present to help you with your claim is key to ensuring full compensation of your injury and getting you back into great health. For more information on defence attorneys visit our Attorneys page on our website.