Job Site Incidents

An injury resulting from a job site incident can be devastating for a worker and his or her family. It may be necessary to file a Mississippi Workers’ Compensation claim. Workers in the construction industry are at a particularly high risk for job site incident injuries. Whether you were injured on the construction site or in an office building, the sooner you speak with a personal injury lawyer about your claim, the better. Listed below are just a few different types of job site incidents that can result in serious, devastating, catastrophic or fatal injuries.

Different Types of Job Site Incidents
  • Falling from heights
  • Slipping
  • Being struck by something
  • Being crushed by something
  • Heavy machinery failure
  • Being pinned between two objects
  • Electrical shock
Job Site Incidents in The Construction Industry

Construction is one of the most dangerous industries to work in. In fact, one in five worker deaths happened in construction in 2014. Heavy machinery, sharp tools and a variety of other factors means there is little to no room for margin of error on the construction job site. Workers wear hard hats for a reason. It’s absolutely essential that all safety guidelines and regulations be observed and enforced at all times. If employers or supervisors aren’t adhering to safety regulations, workers are put at great risk for injury or even death. The majority of construction job site accidents occur from four different types of situations, known as the Fatal Four.

The “Fatal Four”
  1. Falls
  2. Electrocution
  3. Being struck by an object
  4. Being caught or crushed between two objects
Damages Associated With Job Site Incidents

A variety of damages can be associated with job site incidents. First of all, you’re going to have medical expenses. Depending upon the severity of your injury, you could be looking at a range of expensive procedures, therapies, surgeries or even extended hospitalization. Frequently, while medical bills are piling up, families could also be having trouble making ends meet, because of lost earning capacity of a breadwinner. You could be out of work for who knows how long. You could be entitled to compensation for missed work, medical bills, lost wages, loss of future income and pain and suffering. You and your attorney can sit down and figure out exactly how much this injury is going to set you back, from current and future medical expenses to a loss of future income earnings.

Job Site Incident Liability

In most cases, it will be necessary to have a job site incident fully investigated to determine issues of liability. Your lawyer needs to get to the bottom of how your job site incident happened, and how it could have been prevented. Was it a case of employer or supervisor negligence? Perhaps, there was a piece of faulty or dangerous equipment. These investigations can take time, because there might be a variety of different contributing factors involved in your individual case.

Job Site Incident Injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Back injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Bruises
  • Muscle injuries
  • Concussion
  • Dislocations
  • Twisted or sprained joints
  • Scrapes
  • Inhalation injuries
Heavy Equipment on The Job Site

Any job site with heavy equipment carries a certain amount of risk. This is why it’s so important for employers to follow all safety regulations and guidelines for use of heavy equipment on the job site. Workers have to be properly trained, and the equipment has to be maintained for operational safety. Heavy equipment can be dangerous and deadly in negligent hands, so it’s essential to determine what went wrong, if there was a case of heavy equipment failure on the job site.

When to Call a Personal Injury Attorney in Jackson

If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a job site incident, you need to speak with a skilled Mississippi Workers’ Compensation attorney as soon as possible about your claim. It may be necessary to hold additional third parties responsible too. Whether you’re recovering from a seemingly minor injury or you were permanently disabled on the job site, a lawyer can help you navigate the complicated workers’ compensation claims process and help you get the compensation you deserve, so you and your family can get on with your life. If you or a loved one has suffered from an injury resulting from a job site incident in or around the Jackson Metro Area, contact the experienced and proven team at Coxwell & Associates, PLLC at (601) 948-1600 for a free case consultation.

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