Construction is a popular industry in Minnesota – especially in the spring and summer months. There are also many different types of construction jobs – and different injuries that go along with the differing job types. With that in mind this article will focus on some of the most common construction accident injuries by type of job.
New Building Construction
Constructing a new building – whether it be a skyscraper, a modest apartment complex, or a single family home – can be quite dangerous for the workers involved. On these job sites, falling objects are a constant concern, which is why it’s essential to wear a hard hat at all times on the job.
With any road construction job, there is the additional risk of vehicles coming through the work zone. Some drivers speed through work zones, or drive distracted. These factors can increase the likelihood of a road construction worker getting hit by a passing vehicle.
With roofing jobs, slip and fall accidents are a huge concern. Falling off of a roof can lead to serious injuries. Because roofers work on roofs for long hours – often in hot temperatures, dehydration, heat stroke, and skin cancer are also possibilities.
Carpenters work with saws, drills, and other dangerous tools every day. As a result, the risk of injury by these tools is great. Repetitive motion injuries are also common among carpenters.
If you have been injured on a construction site in Minnesota, pick up the phone and call a workers compensation lawyer right away. Attorney Dean Margolis has been representing injured construction workers in Minnesota for the past three decades. He has the experience and knowledge needed to keep your rights intact during a workplace compensation suit. Contact Margolis Law Firm today if you have been injured on a job site. Our initial consultations are free and confidential. We also work on a contingency fee basis – meaning you owe us nothing until we win your case and recover money for you.
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