Like many other days, your alarm clock goes off well before the sun comes up. You roll out of bed and get ready for your long day on the construction site. As you arrive and greet your fellow construction workers and friends, you eagerly prepare for the hard work you will put in for the day. Not long after, as you are climbing up a faulty ladder, you fall to the ground.
This Orange County construction accident scenario actually happens. Construction accidents occur every day. Ladders, debris, falling, and faulty machinery are some of the common causes for construction accidents in Orange County. Some of common injuries these things cause are:
- Head injuries. The mandatory use of hardhats on construction sites helps prevent some on-the-job injuries. Even with hardhats, head injuries still are quite common. Concussions, brain trauma, and even death could be sustained at a construction site.
- Spinal cord injuries. These injuries cause damage to the nerves that control the muscles of the body. Spinal cord injuries often lead to partial or full paralysis. This frequently is a life-altering injury.
- Contusions. Working around tools and sharp objects puts you at a risk for suffering a contusion. Contusions can be deep, causing damage to muscle and tissue. They range from minor severity, requiring a few bandages, to severe, requiring surgery or possibly even amputation.
- Broken bones. Heavy equipment and debris can crush bones. Bone injuries can cause severe pain. These injuries sometimes require victims to undergo surgery.
If you have been injured in an Orange County construction accident, you may be entitled to compensation. For a free case evaluation, contact an Orange County construction accident lawyer at Russell & Lazarus today. Call (949) 851-0222 to schedule your free case consultation and to learn more about your legal options.