Construction Worker Injury Attorneys
PA Construction Worker Accident Lawyers
If you work in construction, you have one of the most dangerous jobs in the United States. Your chances of being killed or of having to take days off from the job for a work-related injury are perhaps greater in construction than in any other industry.
The PA construction worker injury attorney team at Freeburn Hamilton has been protecting the rights of injured workers since 1982. Our attorneys are committed to providing excellent legal service in pursuit of the maximum compensation permitted by law. Freeburn Hamilton workers’ compensation lawyers are certified specialists in the practice of workers’ compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association. There are fewer than 200 attorneys in Pennsylvania that are PBA certified as workers’ compensation specialists.
Workers’ Compensation Statistics
Consider these statistics, from the 2013 Construction Chart Book published by The Center for Construction Research and Training:
- In 2010 the construction industry accounted for 802 (17.1 percent) of all fatal work injuries in the United States. Construction had more fatalities than any other industry in 2010. The leading causes of death in construction in 2010 were falls (33.3 percent), transportation-related incidents and accidents (26.1 percent), contact with objects (17.6 percent); exposure to electric current, temperature extremes, air pressure changes and to other types of harmful substances and environments (15.7 percent), and other (7.4 percent).
- If you work in a small construction company you are more likely to be killed or injured. From 1992 to 2010 44 percent of all construction deaths among wage-and-salary workers were in firms with 10 or fewer employees.
- The rate of days off from work for construction workers was 39 percent higher than the national average for all private industries in the United States in 2010, exceeded by only transportation and agriculture.
- The leading causes of non-fatal construction injuries resulting in days away from work were bodily reaction/exertion (33.6 percent), contact with objects (33 percent), falls (24.2 percent), exposure (4.2 percent), transportation-related incidents and accidents (3.9 percent), and other.
- Injured construction workers generally have longer recovery times than workers in other industries. In 2010, the rate of cases requiring a full month or more away from work was 50 per 10,000 full-time equivalent workers in the construction industry, compared with 30 per 10,000 full-time equivalent workers for all other private industries combined.
- Most non-fatal construction injuries resulting in days away from work involved back injuries (16.4 percent), followed by injuries involving multiple body parts (10.1 percent), hand/wrist (9.6 percent), knee (8.9 percent), neck/shoulder (8.5 percent), finger (8.1 percent), ankle (7 percent), foot/toe (5 percent), eyes (4 percent), and other (22.5 percent).
- In 2010 construction workers received more workers’ compensation benefits than workers in all other industries nationwide. The cost to construction employers for workers’ compensation was nearly three times greater than the average cost to employers in all other industries.
If you’ve ever worked on a construction site, you know how dangerous it can be. Workers’ compensation is available to help construction workers who have been hurt in a work-related accident. Click here to learn more about workers’ compensation and your on-the-job accident.
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Freeburn Hamilton Helps You Obtain the Benefits that You Deserve
If you have suffered a construction worker injury, you need help. In most cases construction workers cannot work after an injury and will need financial help. Workers’ compensation can provide medical care, compensation for lost wages, and other additional benefits.
Freeburn HamiltonYour PA Construction Worker Injury Attorney 2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 300 Harrisburg, PA 17101 Telephone Number: (717) 777-7777 or (570) 777-7777 Toll Free Number: 1-800-303-8005