Anyone who has ever stepped foot on a construction site can appreciate the inherent dangers of the job. After all, hard hats were made for a reason. Each site is typically packed with heavy machinery, specialized equipment and materials. Workplace injuries are significantly more prevalent on a construction project than in most other professions. Even though construction jobs only make up 4% of employment in the U.S. they account for 21% of workplace injuries.
DID YOU KNOW: According to research by Safety + Health, nearly all construction workers will experience at least one work injury in their lifetime.
Needless to say, there is a very real risk of suffering serious injuries while working on a construction site. Therefore, every individual working on these kinds of projects should understand their rights to compensation in the event of a serious accident.