Construction's Accidents - The "Fatal Four"According to The U.S. Department of Labor, of 4386 work-related fatalities in private industry in 2014, 899 or 20.5% deaths were in construction. The leading causes of private sector worker deaths (excluding highway collisions) in the construction industry were falls, followed by electrocution, being struck, caught, crushed or compressed by equipment or objects. These "Fatal Four" were responsible for more than half of the construction worker deaths in 2014. Eliminating the "Fatal Four" would save at least 545 workers' lives in America every year.
Falls - 359 out of 899 total deaths in construction - (39.9%)
Electrocutions - 74 (8.2%)
Struck by Object - 73 (8.1%)
Caught in or between - 39 (4.3%)
Construction is on the rise in Georgia as we can see from all of the construction projects going up around us. Unfortunately, many construction workers who suffer injuries on the job never receive the compensation they deserve. That's why it's so important to have an experienced attorney who understands the workers' compensation system on your side. We will make sure that you receive timely weekly checks and specialized medical treatment for your injuries.
Please contact us, if you or a loved one was injured while working in any of the following professions:
- Crane Operator
- Cement Mason
- General Laborer
- Any other construction position
Unfortunately, construction accidents are all too common, but we can help with your Georgia workers' compensation claim. If you or a family member has been injured, the last things you need to deal with are paperwork, insurance adjusters, company doctors and the confusing legal process. Let us start helping you today!