When workers are injured on the job, a thorough investigation is often required to uncover the reason the incident occurred and to identify ways in which preventative measures may be able to circumvent future accidents. Many businesses in Pennsylvania prioritize protocols that are designed to protect their employees and encourage responsible behavior in the workplace. When an accident does happen, employers may have the option of returning to work depending on the severity of their injury and the circumstances under which it occurred.
No one thinks that they are going to sustain an injury in a car accident until it happens. According to the CDC, injury-related deaths cause more deaths than cancer or the flu. One person every three minutes dies from injury.
The construction industry in Pennsylvania is one of the most dangerous. Each day, construction workers face several significant risks including falls from heights and the hazards of working in close proximity to hazardous conditions, electricity and heavy machinery. While many companies go to great lengths to mitigate these risks and protect the safety and wellbeing of their workers, accidents can still happen. In serious cases, an accident could result in death.
As a Pennsylvania construction worker, you may face some of the most dangerous conditions in any profession. The legal team at Douglas, Joseph & Olson Attorneys At Law often assists workers in the construction industry to pursue compensation to cover the costs of their damages caused by an accident.