The construction industry requires a certain type of worker. It takes the type of person who works hard, can work long hours, and can handle demanding physical labor. Many who work in construction find the work to be very rewarding—but it also can be very dangerous. Because of the environment and work conditions, Orange County construction accidents are actually quite common.
Someone who has worked around construction has probably been injured himself, or has witnessed someone become injured. It is an unfortunate part of working construction jobs.
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What are some common causes of construction injuries in Orange County are?
- Ladders. Workers who climb ladders are at risk of injury. The ladder can fall away from the building or scaffold, causing injury. Injuries also can occur when an individual carries heavy items up and down ladders and loses his balance, causing the worker to fall or to injure his back.
- Machinery. Defective machinery, inadequate training, or failure to provide proper safety equipment are common causes of injuries caused by machinery on a construction site.
- Falling Debris. Construction sites have many moving parts, equipment, and tools. As workers hammer, drill, and nail, debris can come free and fall from heights. When this debris lands on a worker, it can cause serious injury.
- Falling. Construction jobs often require workers to be up high while performing their work. Falling from these heights can be very dangerous. Injuries suffered from falling generally are very severe, sometimes even causing death.
If you have been injured on a construction site, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact an experienced Orange County construction accident lawyer at Russell & Lazarus. We will fight aggressively for the settlement you deserve. Call (949) 851-0222 today to schedule your free case evaluation.