The construction industry is notorious for its inherent dangers, and workers are often putting their life on the line just by fulfilling their duties. In fact, 21.4% of workers who died in 2015 were involved in construction work. Causes range from falls to electrocutions, among many others.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has acknowledged this fact. That’s why they have worked with state agency partners in providing federal standards as a way to curb injuries and possibly fatal accidents in the workplace.
Despite these precautionary measures, accidents continue to occur as hazards continue to exist. If you’ve had an accident as a construction worker, your legal claims may be affected by the state’s workers’ compensation laws as well as your employment arrangement and the extent of accountability of the employer for your injuries. Read more from this article: http://bit.ly/2qYpkJ6