Injuries or illnesses can happen in any line of work. Even office workers can experience illnesses due to toxic exposure in their work environment. It is not uncommon for writers and administrative assistants to experience carpal tunnel syndrome due to excessive typing. While these injuries and illnesses may appear minor, they still can affect a person and prevent people from working.
Severe and even catastrophic injuries are more common in construction worksites. With large equipment, such as dump trucks and bucket loaders, roaming the area, and large commercial or industrial supplies on the site, construction workers are often subjected to potentially hazardous conditions. Although the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has specific guidelines that employers must follow and also offers protections for employees, accidents still happen. Some are just happenstance, but others are the result of neglect or human error.
Common construction accidents include scaffold or ladder collapses or falls, defective power tools, crane accidents and electrical accidents. Each of these can lead to very serious injuries, such as broken bones and head injuries. At our law firm, we understand the struggles you may face if you become ill or injured at work. We work throughout the Canton and New Philadelphia, Ohio area, helping clients who need legal help in the aftermath of workplace injuries.
If you have suffered any type of workplace injury, it is likely in your best interest to reach out to a lawyer familiar with personal injuries and workers' compensation to see whether you have a case. They will analyze your situation and work with you to attempt to achieve the benefits and compensation that you deserve.