Do you know how to prevent a Virginia construction accident injury on the job site? Even the most safety-aware employee still can get hurt, but you can take certain steps to avoid being hurt on the job. If you are indeed injured at work, seek the help of a Virginia construction accident lawyer to discuss your options for legal action.
How to Avoid a Virginia Construction Accident Injury While at Work
- Ensure that your employer has trained all employees on the proper use and operation of machinery and equipment;
- Your employer should enforce the use of safety gear at all times, including hard hats, safety goggles, reflective vests, gloves, etc.;
- Signs and warnings for hazardous areas and or dangerous equipment should be posted, easily seen, and followed;
- Records and notes of all maintenance on equipment and any construction accident injury that occurs should be kept; and
- Reporting injuries, spills, falls, and any other incidents to your employer as soon as possible.
Even when following all the best safety procedures, accidents still can happen and cause serious injuries, and in some cases, death. If you’re hurt on the job because of another’s negligence, lack of safety precautions and/or equipment, or as the result of a pure freak accident, you should consider reaching out to a Virginia construction injury lawyer for advice and begin the process of filing a claim for Virginia workers compensation benefits.
Serious Accidents on Construction Sites
Believe it or not, there is a scary name for these. These types of injuries that most commonly result in death are referred to as the “fatal four”. While these “fatal four” injuries do not always lead to death on the job, they can often result in other severe life-altering injuries, such as loss of a limb, brain damage, paralysis, paraplegia, or quadriplegia.
The Fatal Four
- Falling Objects
- Being caught in or between a machine(s)
Contact a Virginia Construction Injury Attorney about Your Work-Related Injury Claim
When you have difficulties with your Virginia work-related injury claim or if you are facing a life-altering injury, a Virginia Workers’ Compensation attorney can bear some of the burdens you’ve been placed under. To get back on your feet, whether it means getting back to work or getting the benefits you deserve, order a copy of our free book, the Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia, and contact a Workers’ Comp attorney at the Injured Workers Law Firm for a no-cost consultation – 1-877-755-7744 or 1-804-755-7755.
About the Author: Michele Lewane
The Injured Workers Law Firm is a Richmond, Virginia based firm solely focused on serving clients with workers' compensation claims in Virginia. If you have questions about your benefits or if you would like more information on the Virginia workers’ compensation system, order our book, “The Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia” , or call our office today (804) 755-7755.