Construction work is inherently dangerous and the statistics bear this out: construction workers accounted for 47% of all fatal work injuries in 2018 and one in five worker deaths every year is in construction. The four leading causes of construction fatalities include:
- Being struck by an object
- Being caught in or in between an object
There are also plenty of non-fatal construction accidents. In fact, work injury rates are 71% higher in construction than any other industry. In many cases, these injuries are governed by workers’ compensation. However, oftentimes an employer does not have workers’ compensation coverage. In either case, you need a experienced legal counsel to fight for your right to be fairly compensated for your injuries.