OSHA Report Show High Number of Injuries and Deaths Among VA Construction Workers
Every year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration compiles
data regarding work-related fatalities in each state. The OSHA’s
fatality inspection data revealed that construction workers in Virginia experienced a high volume
of fall-related deaths in 2017.
According to the OSHA, 30% of all construction site deaths in 2017 were
because of a fall. Construction workers in all corners of the state fell
from scaffolding, roofs, and ladders, and one fell down an elevator shaft.
Workers who fall from heights often experience severe spinal fractures,
blunt trauma to the head, and other devastating, life-altering injuries.
Fall-Related Damages and Expenses
If they are not killed by a fall, construction laborers are often permanently
incapacitated or disabled, leaving them unable to work, earn an income,
or support themselves and their families. In addition to imposing large
medical bills for necessary treatments, such injuries can lead to major
financial difficulty for individual workers and the loved ones who depend
on them. This is especially true in cases of fall-related death, which
leave loved ones and dependents on the hook for funeral expenses and all
costs associated with any medical treatment prior to death.
Our Attorneys Advocate for Injured Construction Workers and their Families
in Alexandria, VA
The Barrera Law Firm, PLLC has proudly served Virginia’s construction laborers and their loved
ones for more than 30 years. Throughout the past several decades, our skilled
construction accident attorneys have helped many workers and their families achieve
full financial recovery following job site accidents. We have helped them recover compensation
for medical expenses, necessary treatments, job-related retraining, and
other injury-related expenses, as well as helping them make up for lost
wages, savings, and inheritance for their descendants.
We may be able to do the same for you. Call (571) 290-2390 today to speak
to an Alexandria construction accident lawyer or click to schedule your free case review.