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Common Construction Site Injuries

by | Apr 28, 2021 | Construction Accidents, Workers' Compensation

New York construction workers are at a higher risk for being injured on the job than many other workers. Due to the consistent change in working environments, there are many different types of injuries that construction workers may experience while on the job. There are four primary construction site injuries that a construction site worker should be ready to handle in the event that they happen.

Broken bones

Since falling seems to be one of the leading causes of construction site injuries, it’s no surprise that broken bones are a common injury the construction workers face. With heavy machinery and construction materials constantly on the move, it’s not unlikely for a construction worker to experience a broken bone as a result of a falling object. Many workers’ compensation claims for construction workers include broken bones in the legs and the arms.

Electrical burns

It’s not uncommon for construction workers to be performing their job tasks near live wires. Unfortunately, this increases their chance of being a victim of an electrical burn. Construction workers who are spending a great deal of time near live wires should be wearing appropriate protective gear so that they can prevent being electrocuted.

Hearing loss

Anyone that’s been around a construction site can tell you that it’s a very loud place to be at. The constant noise at a loud decibel range can be the perfect formula for creating long-term hearing problems. It’s always advisable that construction workers wear appropriate ear protection when they’re on the job site.

Construction injuries tend to be some of the most common claims that are submitted to workers’ compensation. Anyone working in the industry knows that it can be a dangerous job even though it offers lucrative pay. If you’ve been injured on the job, it’s advisable to speak to a licensed attorney about filing a workers’ compensation claim.