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Yorktown Construction Accident Lawyer

Construction work is important work that supports our nation’s infrastructure and development, but it is also one of the most dangerous jobs out there. If an accident on the construction site leaves you injured, it’s time to consult with an experienced Yorktown construction accident lawyer. 

Your Workers’ Compensation Coverage

As a construction worker, you are covered by your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. Workers’ compensation is designed to expedite the accident claim process and to protect both employees and employers by taking the matter of negligence off the table. Generally, if you are injured on the job, you are covered – and your employer does not have to worry about a lawsuit. You give up the right to sue your employer for negligence, and your employer is required to cover your claim (within the parameters of the law). 

Construction Accident Statistics

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shares all the following important statistics regarding construction work:

  • There were 11.4 million workers in the United States employed by the construction industry in 2019, which translates to a 25 percent increase over 2011. 
  • Falls are the leading cause of fatal construction accidents, accounting for more than a third of the total deaths in 2019. Falls to a lower level are the most dangerous of all. 
  • Struck-by accidents accounted for 15.4 percent of all construction fatalities in 2019.
  • Electrocutions accounted for 7.2 percent of all construction fatalities in 2019.
  • Accidents involving being caught in or caught in between heavy objects accounted for 5.4 percent of all construction fatalities in 2019. 

Finally, small construction companies that employ fewer than 20 workers make up only about 39 percent of overall construction payroll but accounted for a full 75 percent of fatal falls in the industry from 2015 to 2017. 

Protecting Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

While your workers’ compensation claim will be unique to your situation, there are some basic guidelines regarding your next best steps that apply across all such claims, including

  • Seek the medical attention you need as soon after the accident as possible (get checked out even if you do not think you were seriously injured).
  • Notify your immediate boss or employer that you were injured on the job and fill the company in on the basic details, including the date, time, and nature of the accident.
  • Follow your medical team’s instructions and advice very carefully.
  • Work closely with a dedicated construction accident lawyer from the start. 

Each of these is important to both your workers’ compensation claim and your recovery process. 

Reach Out to an Experienced Yorktown Construction Accident Lawyer for the Legal Guidance You Need

If you are a construction worker who has been injured on the job, the accomplished Yorktown construction accident lawyers at Hampton Injury Law recognize the gravity of your situation and have the legal skill, experience, and insight to help. Your claim is important to your recovery, so please do not wait to contact us for more information today.

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