Construction work is one of the most dangerous occupations by far. It places you at high risk and demands you to stay alert with all that is going on around you. Any miscalculation on where you are in relation to your surroundings can result in serious injury. It is a precarious balancing act for the uninitiated. Anyone that is new at the job has to quickly understand the serious nature of this industry.
Those that are already experienced with construction work no longer get as afraid as they used to be. That is all well and good though there is a point where caution must still be exercised to a certain degree. It is true that there are hard hats, safety harnesses and warning signs for your protection. These do not however prevent accidents from happening. They only provide you with a buffer in the event that they do.
A chain reaction of events
One of the most hazardous elements of a construction site is the constant presence of heavy equipment. These are the machineries you need to build the project requirements of clients. Having to constantly mind where the excavator, bull dozer, or the crane is currently positioned is an important part of your job. You need to assimilate this with your actual task while keeping yourself safe from slipping or falling from a precarious height as well. That is why the stakes are often high for occupations or trades in this industry.
Falling victim to the crushing blow of heavy equipment during a construction accident is not only extremely painful, it can also be expensive. The initial injury might very well keep you away from work for more than a few days while you recover. Taking care of other concerns might be difficult as you have to prioritize your health. Not only will you be physically be affected, you might also be suffering from emotional trauma because of the incident.
Let us collect for you
At Lichtblau & Goldenberg, we have been specializing in the field of personal injury for over five decades in the West Palm Beach area. Our office is composed of an experienced team of compassionate and dedicated attorneys to your cause. Heavy equipment accidents can leave severe injuries on your person. If you or a loved one has suffered from such a mishap, please call us at 561-863-9100 to get the legal representation you need to facilitate your financial compensation.