Russell & Hill, PLLC

Some industries are more dangerous than others and that is certainly true of the construction industry. We know that construction workers face situations when they go to work each day that are unpredictable. The men and women who work in construction do everything they can to stay safe, but sometimes the negligence of others causes unexpected harm.

At Russell & Hill, PLLC, we want to help if you have been hurt on-the-job. Our knowledgeable and experienced team is ready to step in and fight for you to get the compensation you deserve. Whether workers’ compensation insurance has denied your claim or you think you should be getting more money for your injuries, call us today. When you need a Renton construction accident attorney, we are here for you.

The Injuries

Injuries in the construction industry do not surprise anyone, but we know that most of them are preventable. Let’s take a look at what OSHA called the “Fatal Four.” These are the most common accidents that cause fatalities in the industry:

  • Falls (38.7 percent)
  • Getting struck by an object (9.4 percent)
  • Electrocutions (8.3 percent)
  • Getting caught in between objects (7.3 percent)

Those are just the fatalities, but we know that many of those same accidents are the cause of more common, nonfatal construction injuries. Among those injuries are:

  • Lacerations and Amputations – when tools get misused or a person it not properly trained on them, major soft tissue damage can occur. These injuries also occur when objects fall onto worker or a person gets caught in between heavy objects.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries – these can be devastating injuries that can leave workers paralyzed. They are often caused by falls and vehicle accidents.
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries – these can be caused by objects falling on a worker as well as falls from any height. A person can be permanently disabled due to a TBI.
  • Broken or Dislocated Bones – are very common in the construction industry. Even a relatively minor broken bone can cause a person to miss work.
  • Hearing and Vision Loss – over periods of time, the equipment and materials construction workers use can cause permanent hearing and vision loss.
  • Respiratory Problems – construction workers are often exposed to dangerous chemicals or air particulates that can cause lung diseases.

Why They Happen

We know that construction companies need to be more diligent when it comes to the following:

  • Proper safety training for all employees, including updates on safety protocols.
  • Providing every worker with the necessary safety gear and equipment necessary for their job.

How To Move Forward

If you or a loved one have been involved in a construction accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you should not have to worry about your financial stability. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, we will fight to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. This includes coverage for medical expenses and lost income as well as pain and suffering damages. When you need a Renton construction accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 800-529-0842. We will get to work today.

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