Construction workers have one of the highest risks of injuries on the job. Constructions sites pose many hazards for workers. Consequently, construction workers file hundreds of thousands of workers’ compensation claims each year.
Types of Construction Worker Injuries
Construction workers’ injuries run the gambit from minor injuries to catastrophic injuries, but there are some types of injuries that are more commonly seen in workers’ compensation claims. These include:
- Back injuries like herniated discs
- Knee injuries like torn ligaments and menisci
- Shoulder injuries like torn rotator cuffs
- Broken bones and fractures
- Sprains and strains
Third Party Claims in Construction Worker Accidents
While workers’ compensation law prohibits employees from suing their employers for workplace injuries, injured workers may have a personal injury lawsuit against other parties who share responsibility for the accident. These are called “third party causes of action.” If you are injured on the job, but someone other than your employer is totally or partially responsible for the accident that caused your injury, you can sue the third party in addition to bringing a workers’ compensation claim.
If you have been injured in a construction accident at work, the attorneys at Ankin Law Office can help you get the workers’ compensations benefits and personal injury damages you deserve. Our attorneys will carefully evaluate your case and help you reach the fairest settlement with your employer’s insurer. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.