Sadly, construction workers are often hurt on the job. Of the 3.3 million nonfatal illnesses and injuries tallied by the CDC in 2009, construction workers accounted for 9% of them. To look at it another way, 1 out of every 23 people (4.3%) who were employed full-time in construction experienced a nonfatal illness or injury that year. More than 1 in 5 (22%) of those injuries and illness were falls.
Injuries can be painful, devastating, and threatening to one’s quality-of-life; even worse, many construction accidents are deadly. Of the 4,379 worker fatalities documented by the CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in 2015, more than 1 in 5 (21.4%) were in the construction field.
Were you involved in an accident within a construction zone? You may have a legal right to be compensated. At Fulmer Law, PA, our team is passionate about protecting the rights of anyone who gets hurt on the job. Get a case evaluation with an accomplished construction zone negligence lawyer today.