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The hazards compromising your safety on construction sites

Pennsylvania construction workers face myriad risks every time they show up at work. Constriction sites are places that come with certain dangers, but that does not mean that the men and women who work on these sites do not have the right to a reasonably safe workplace. With training and enforcement of safety standards, it is possible to make these places safer for all workers.

If you work on a construction site, you know that your job comes with certain dangers. For this reason, you would be wise to know your rights to compensation in the event that you suffer an injury at work. There are certain hazards present at your work that could be compromising your safety on a daily basis.

Construction site hazards

Your job may come with certain risks, but being aware of some of the most common safety hazards can help you avoid unnecessary injuries. The top sources of injuries and accidents on construction sites include the following:

  • Falls from height, such as off ladder or scaffolding
  • Impact by moving equipment such as on-site vehicles, forklifts or
  • Crushing injuries in a trench, etc.
  • Electrocution by defective equipment or wiring while working on a job site

Some of these hazards are preventable through safety training, prevention methods and protective gear. From stabilizing scaffolding to providing necessary equipment to ensuring all equipment is safe and well-maintained, employers have a special responsibility to make sure employees are as safe as possible.

If you suffered injuries in an accident while working on a construction site, you have the right to workers’ compensation benefits. As soon as possible after your accident, you would be wise to seek help regarding completing your claim and navigating the complications of the insurance claims process. With the right help and support, you have a better chance of getting the benefits you deserve.

Fighting to get better after your accident

You have the right to a full and fair recovery after a work accident. From medical care to recovery of a portion of your lost wages, you can fight for what you need to get better and get back to work as soon as possible. 

Construction sites are fraught with danger, but that does not preclude you from a certain expectations of safety. If you were hurt, you would be wise to act quickly to protect your long-term interests. A construction site accident is overwhelming and serious, but you do not have to face it alone.

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