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There are many common causes of construction injuries

If you work in the construction injury, you're well aware that the fast paced environment will keep you on your toes at all times. Unfortunately, construction site accidents remain common.

As a construction worker, it's your responsibility to do whatever it takes to prevent an accident that could cause injury. Additionally, you expect your employer to take the same stance.

Even if everyone is on the same page with respect to safety, there are times when accidents happen. In some cases, nobody is seriously injured. Conversely, there are times when a construction accident causes serious injury or even death.

Here are some of the most common causes of construction injuries:

1. Falls

Construction workers are at risk of many types of falls, including those from scaffolding and ladders. Along with this, slip and fall accidents are not out of the question, as debris is often left unattended at construction sites.

2. Falling objects

When work is being down at height, such as on top of a building, the workers below need to realize what this means to them. If tools and supplies aren't properly secured, it could fall to the ground, thus striking somebody and causing a serious brain injury.

3. Equipment-related accidents

Heavy machinery is used on all types of construction sites. While this equipment goes a long way in making the job easier, it's important to remember that improper use can lead to an accident. The same holds true for equipment that is not properly maintained.

An example of this is a forklift that is defective in some way, thus impacting the ability for it to perform in a safe manner.

These are just a few of the primary causes of construction injuries. As a worker in this field, you know that there are many other situations that can lead to an accident.

If you are injured in a construction accident, your health is priority number one. Along with first aid on the scene, don't wait to seek medical treatment at a local hospital.

Furthermore, don't overlook your legal rights and the many ways you can receive compensation for your injuries. While workers' compensation is a good place to start, you may be in position to receive compensation by making a third party claim against the negligent party.

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