Caution On A Construction Site May Not Be Enough
Construction workers face some of the most dangerous working conditions in our country, often leading to catastrophic injuries. From the heavy machinery to the daily strain on the body, injuries are a matter of when, not if, when you work in construction.
Do not leave resources on the table that can help you recover faster and with less stress. At Jacobs & Wallace, PLLC, our attorneys strive to create an environment in which your needs always come first. This means that when you are speaking with us, your story matters. We take the time to know you and your goals; then we apply over 45 years of combined experience to create a strategy that achieves them.
Why Are Construction Sites So Dangerous?
Despite decades of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, well-meaning safety inspectors and improved safety equipment, construction injuries remain devastating. There are many factors that may lead to injury, including:
- Equipment malfunctions, often due to poor maintenance or defective equipment
- Work site crashes involving one or more pieces of machinery, like backhoes or excavators
- Falls from unstable or improperly erected scaffolding
- Repetitive stress injuries, especially among specialty workers such as welders or plumbers
In some cases, your injury may mean that you need substantial, ongoing care for the rest of your life. Whether your doctor expects you to make a full recovery or your injury is truly life-altering, you have an ally and a resource in Jacobs & Wallace, PLLC.