Construction is physically demanding, high risk work. The attorneys at Johnson Sandhu LLP have vast experience handling claims involving carpenters, plumbers, HVAC technicians and electricians, to name a few.
The most common injury in construction is a fall from an elevated position and companies are most often cited by OSHA for violations in this area. Employers are notorious for not sending injured workers for needed medical care, and minimizing injuries when they occur, often encouraging workers to “tough it out.” Some will even ask employees to treat under their private insurance. Let’s be clear, if you have been injured on the job, your employer or their insurance carrier need to send you for needed medical treatment at no cost to you.
We understand the injuries unique to the construction industry, including repetitive movement injuries, crush injuries, slip and falls and brain injuries and will work tirelessly to get you the care and benefits you need while healing from your injury.
Common Issues and Injuries
Each industry has their unique challenges. In the construction industry, we often the the following issues come up in Workers’ Compensation claims:
- Failure to provide a claim form
- Serious injury due to safety violations in the workplace
- Crush Injuries
- Serious back injuries from heavy lifting
- Injuries from repetitive job duties over time
- Falls from ladder, or roof
- Eye injuries from flying debris (common in construction)
- Amputations from lacerations or injuries
- Accidents involving heavy equipment, skip loaders, and forklifts
- Falling objects or construction materials
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If you have been injured, follow your company’s protocol for reporting injuries. If there isn’t a protocol, or you haven’t been advised of one, report it to your immediate supervisor, and ask for a claim form and medical treatment. If you are having trouble getting the care you need, contact us and we will help get things back on track.