Work Site Accidents
A variety of occupations by nature pose very serious dangers and hazards to workers engaged in those industries. These industries include construction, transportation, longshoring, and the protective service industry. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in 2007 there were 2,234 transportation-related work fatalities; protective service occupations, such as police officers and firefighters, had a 19 percent increase in the number of fatal workplace injuries in 2007; and there was a 39 percent increase in the number of fatal falls in the workplace from 1992 to 2007.
Roy J. Bell III, Attorney at Law, A Law Corporation has represented numerous injured workers who have suffered serious, debilitating injuries. Mr. Bell has seen the damaging effects catastrophic work site accidents can have on individuals. He has personally observed the financial, emotional, and physical hardships his clients have had to endure due to their work-related injuries.
Types of Serious Work Site Injuries
Work site accidents can cause serious life-altering injuries, such as:
- Broken bones or fractures
- Spinal cord injuries, including neck and back injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries, such as memory loss
- Chemical and fire burns
Mr. Bell is an experienced personal injury lawyer who obtains successful results for many injured employees. He helps his clients obtain compensation for their injuries, including recovery for medical bills, lost wages, disability, and loss of future earning capacity.
Types of Work Place Accidents
Throughout Honolulu and Hawaii, workers are exposed to a variety of workplace hazards on a daily basis. The types of hazards workers may experience can occur at anytime, particularly if state and federal regulations regarding workplace safety are not being followed. For Hawaii's regulations on workplace safety in various industries, please see Hawaii's Occupational Safety and Health Standards.
Common workplace accidents include the following:
- Falls from elevated places and ladders
- Scaffolding accidents
- Trench and excavation collapse
- Roof collapse
- Equipment accidents involving defective equipment
- Falling objects or equipment striking workers
- Crane accidents
- Toxic exposure such as asbestos and gas exposure
Although workers may be compensated for their injuries through workers' compensation, these benefits are sometimes insufficient to cover all of the expenses people incur. If you were seriously injured at your workplace by the carelessness or negligence of another party, contact Roy J. Bell III, Attorney at Law, A Law Corporation today for a free initial consultation.