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What are Common Construction Accident Injuries?


Construction sites are dangerous places and construction work is a very physically demanding occupation. Construction workers are often required to climb heights or work in trenches, use powerful machinery, work on unsteady flooring, and they are often exposed to dangerous conditions, materials, and chemicals. Because of the inherent nature of the work, construction accidents are common, and construction workers face a serious risk of injuries on the job. 

If you have been injured in a construction accident, contact Mike Agruss Law for a free consultation. We are a Chicago-based injury law firm representing individuals (and their families) who have suffered an injury in an accident. We will handle your case quickly and advise you every step of the way, and we will not hesitate to go to trial for you. Lastly, Mike Agruss Law is not paid attorneys’ fees unless we win your case. Our no-fee promise is that simple. You have nothing to risk when you hire us – only the opportunity to seek justice. 

Types of Injuries on Construction Sites 

There are many risks that construction workers face on construction sites. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has identified the top accidents on construction sites as the following:

  • Falling – A construction worker may fall from a building, a piece of machinery, scaffolding, into holes, ditches or trenches.
  • Trench collapse – When a trench collapses, a construction worker could be crushed, suffocated, and/or buried alive.
  • Collapsed scaffolding – OSHA strictly regulates the safety and stability of scaffolding however accidents are still common.
  • Electric shock – Construction sites need electric power for the tools, machinery, generators, and wiring, putting workers at risk for electric shock and burns.
  • Repetitive motion injuries – When a worker performs the same actions repeatedly, muscles and soft tissues can get damaged, causing pain and limited mobility.

When these accidents occur, a variety of injuries can occur, including:

  • Burns
  • Electrocution
  • Amputation
  • Eye injuries
  • Fractures
  • Knee and ankle injuries
  • Neck, shoulder, and/or back injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries (paralysis)
  • Head/brain injuries
  • Exposure injuries/respiratory disease 

Typically, if you are hurt on the job, worker’s compensation will cover your medical costs, lost wages, and disability benefits if you are unable to return to your job. In the event of a death, surviving dependents can also receive death benefits through worker’s compensation. While Illinois law prevents an employee from suing their employer for an injury, if a third-party was at-fault for your injury, then a lawsuit may be allowed.

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to negligence on the job site or a defective product, an experienced personal injury lawyer can review your claim and determine if there were unsafe working conditions, potential OSHA violations, and other hazards that may have existed at the time of your accident. They will also determine who may be liable for your injuries and damages and what compensation you may be entitled to.

We at Mike Agruss Law are proud to serve our fellow citizens in personal injury cases, especially when you or a loved one has been injured, and we are fully committed to protecting your rights and ensuring that the other party is held legally accountable when negligence occurs. We will fight until the very end to ensure that you are fully compensated for all injuries and losses resulting from the accident, including medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering, and you won’t owe us a dime for our services.

We see you as a person, not just a client – and that makes us better at work we do. We listen. We learn your story. And, as we help you get the money you deserve, we go above and beyond in a way most law firms never could and never would. Because we’re not just lawyers. And you’re not just a client. We’re friends, neighbors, family. We’re all people and here at Mike Agruss Law, we put People, First

Helping our clients is about counseling, advocating, and ultimately solving problems. With years of experience successfully representing the people, not the powerful, we will take care of the insurance adjusters, your medical bills, your property damage, your lost wages, and monitor your treatment so you can focus on healing and getting your life back to normal. Our unique formula has earned us over 900 outstanding client reviews on our website, an A+ BBB rating, and over 120 five-star reviews on Google.  Call 888-572-0176, e-mail us at [email protected] or schedule a meeting with us here. We’re here 24/7. 

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