Billings, MT- One of the most dangerous work environments in Montana is the construction site. According to U.S. Department of Labor, 3 million workers were injured in workplace accidents in 2014, and there were 4,251 workplace fatalities. Of those deaths, 20.5 percent, or 874, were in the construction industry. That points to potential dangers on a construction site, but workers can take some comfort knowing that if they do have the misfortune of being injured in a workplace accident.
There is a long list of reasons a construction site is dangerous. For one, a construction site is very busy with equipment, people and vehicles coming and going all day. The traffic along with the hurried pace can lead to mistakes and oversights in safety. Construction involves heavy equipment, tools, chemicals and other objects that can be hazardous especially if safety is ignored. Equipment that isn’t properly maintained or is malfunctioning can cause injury or death.
Most construction accidents fall under on the of the categories that the Department of Labor describes as the fatal four. They are falls, electrocution, strike from an object and caught in or between objects. Falls are the most common accounting for 39.9 percent of deaths on construction sites.
There are a number of things that can lead to a construction accident, but most injuries and deaths are tied to negligence on the behalf an employee, an employer or an equipment manufacturer, to name a few. Lack or training, inexperience or inattention are common acts of neglect. An employer can be considered responsible for a worker’s injuries if they failed to offer proper training or did not repair or maintain equipment properly.
If you have been injured on a construction site, USAttorneys urges you to speak with a workers’ compensation lawyer in Montana to explain how you can begin receiving benefits. First, seek medical attention and report your injury to your employer. After that, we recommend you speak with an attorney and discuss the types of benefits you deserve. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, rehabilitation and other benefits.
Whether you are injured on a construction site, in a truck accident or have a repetitive motion injury, one of our workers’ compensation lawyers in Montana will work hard to get you the maximum settlement. Let USAttorneys connect you with an experienced lawyer today and they can begin working on your claim. With their help, you can get the full amount of compensation you deserve.
Workers’ compensation claims can be complicated, and any error can cost you benefits that is why you need someone on your side who knows how to work with the system. Our team of workers’ compensation lawyers will work hard to make sure your claim is a success and you begin receiving benefits.