As a construction worker, you’re well aware that you face many hazards throughout your workday. Even though you do your best to avoid trouble, you know that some things are out of your control.
One of the most serious safety risks on a construction site is the possibility of a roof or wall collapse. Did you know that collapses are the second leading cause of construction accidents, trailing only falls from height?
When a roof or wall collapses, it’s possible that you, among others, could be trapped under heavy construction material. Not only can this lead to serious injury or death, but it can take an extended period of time to be rescued.
There is no way of saying what types of injuries would result from a roof or wall collapse, but some of the most common include concussions, broken bones and spinal trauma.
At our law firm, we’re familiar with many types of construction accidents that can put workers in a compromising position. Over the years, we have helped hundreds of construction workers receive the compensation they deserve as the result of a roof or wall collapse.
If you find yourself in this position, don’t wait to receive medical treatment. You need to understand your injuries and the type of treatment plan that can help you get your life back on track.
Also, learn more about the workers’ compensation system. There is a good chance that you can file a claim, thus allowing you to receive benefits until you’re able to return to work. If your claim is denied, don’t stop fighting. Instead, learn how you can file an appeal to have the decision overturned.