The construction industry’s risk of injury or death is substantially higher than other industries due to the work performed by workers. Construction accidents, slips, trips, and falls are preventable with the proper protection and preventative safety measures. However, the National Safety Council
reported in 2020, 805 workers died in falls, and 211,640 were injured badly enough to require days off of work, noting falls as the leading cause of death in construction, with the risk of falls seven times higher than in other industries.
Construction accidents can be legally complicated given the number of different contractors and subcontractors that are often involved in working on a construction site. Workers’ Compensation is available to an injured construction worker, but they may have causes of action outside of Workers’ Compensation. It is important to consult an attorney experienced with workplace accidents if you are injured on a construction site.