Were you Injured by Construction Site Debris?
When you are working on a construction site, there are a lot of different ways that you may be injured. One of the common but rarely discussed injuries that happen at construction sites is when a worker is hit by debris at the site. This can be particularly common at sites where demolition is a part of the process, or at construction sites where people are often sawing or chiseling. Falling debris can come from a rooftop, a higher level on scaffolding, or even from a person who may be working higher up on a hill.
There are times that construction involves working with large amounts of rock, stone, granite, or other heavy substances that can cause significant blunt force trauma injuries to anyone who is in the way. Trips and falls are the two most common accidents that are related to construction site debris. There are also times that workers will leave large piles of debris in a walkway, and a person will hit the pile when not looking down. This can cause a dangerous fall, or can bruise a person who trips onto a pile of rocks or a mound of gravel.
In the past, debris has been responsible for traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, bone fractures, head injuries, back injuries, scrapes, lacerations, and more. In some cases, workers have died after tripping and falling on debris or after falling when hit by debris. If you are in the aftermath of a serious construction injury that was related to debris, don’t hesitate to seek compensation for your injuries as soon as possible. With the right attorney on your side, you can often prove that your injuries could have been prevented and show why you deserve worker’s compensation from your contractor for the medical bills that you had to pay and the days that you had to take off of work.