As you surely already know, construction is an inherently hazardous industry. Consider the following statistic from OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration):
Out of 3,929 worker fatalities in private industry in calendar year 2013, 796 or 20.3% were in construction―that is, one in five worker deaths . . . were in construction. The leading causes of worker deaths on construction sites were falls, followed by struck by object, electrocution, and caught-in/between. These “Fatal Four” were responsible for more than half (58.7%) the construction worker deaths in 2013, BLS reports.
If you have been hurt in a construction accident, it is important to understand your rights, including the right to workers’ compensation benefits and personal injury compensation. Call Stevens and Ward at 601.366.7777 or toll free at 800.264.4777 for a free initial consultation.