Construction Worker Accidents
Construction sites are inherently dangerous places, and these types of workers face significant risks for serious on-the-job injuries.
Construction sites are frequently littered with debris and machinery that can make on-the-job accidents more likely to occur. As part of their daily routine, construction workers are frequently required to perform tasks which put them at risk. When injuries or illnesses do happen, it can end up causing disabilities which prevent these employees from returning to work, either on a temporary or permanent basis. At Morrison, Webster & Carlton, Attorneys at Law, our Missouri workers’ compensation attorneys have more than 45 years combined experience in helping workers throughout the Springfield and Joplin areas in these situations. We provide professional legal representation you can depend on to help you get the benefits you are entitled to.
According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), construction workers are among those most at risk for serious and potentially life threatening on-the-job accidents. More than 600 of these workers are killed each year, while thousands more suffer serious and potentially disabling illnesses and injuries. OSHA reports that the following are among the most common types of construction worker accidents:
- Slips and falls;
- Being struck by or against objects;
- Being caught in or between equipment or objects;
- Exposure to hazardous fumes or substances;
- Injuries due to overuse and overexertion;
- Electrocutions, fires, and explosions.
All of the above can result in temporary or permanent health conditions that require ongoing medical treatment while impairing your ability to work or provide for yourself and your family. In these situations, our experienced Missouri workers’ compensation attorneys fight for your rights, so you can get the benefits you deserve.
According to surveys conducted by the Missouri Department of Labor, workers in the construction field have one of the highest on-the-job accident rates compared to other types of employees. In addition, the injuries and illnesses they suffer tend to be more severe, preventing them from returning to their jobs for months or even years at a time. In these situations, workers’ compensation provide a lifeline, offering the benefits you need to recover.
At Morrison, Webster & Carlton, Attorneys at Law, we act as a strong legal advocate for you when filing a claim, helping to ensure you get the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to. Benefits available through the Missouri Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) include:
- Payment of lost wages;
- Coverage for medical care and treatments;
- Payments for temporary or permanent disabilities you suffer;
- Family/survivor benefits, in the event injuries prove fatal.
When construction worker injuries or illnesses occur, our Missouri workers’ compensation attorneys are here to help you in filing a claim. Call or contact Morrison, Webster & Carlton, Attorneys at Law online today to request a consultation at our Springfield or Joplin office to discuss your case and how we can assist you.