Construction workers in Pennsylvania know that their job can at times be dangerous. You may need to scale tall scaffolding, operate heavy machinery or use tools that can cause serious injuries. You may also have to move through areas where there is a risk of having heavy objects fall onto you. Of course, there should be extensive safety measures in place to prevent any of these things from occurring, but sadly, accidents can still happen, no matter how careful you are.
To make things worse, these accidents can often result in serious harm coming to all involved. You could be gravely injured or even acquire a permanent disability. Whatever the case, it may be the start of a challenging period in your life and one with which it is difficult to come to terms.
Your employer should provide adequate safety equipment and training to protect you from such accidents, but sadly this does not always happen. As such, it is vital to be on the lookout for any hazards in your place of work and to report them immediately. In the meantime, if you are injured in any way, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible and ensure that your employer is aware of the hazard responsible.
If you are recovering from a construction injury, you could be facing hefty medical bills and a prolonged period away from work. Meanwhile, the stress of your injury can take its toll on your general mood and well-being. It can be hard to move forward when you are in this position, yet it is important not to give up.
Our page on construction site injuries has more detailed information on some of the steps you can take if you have been harmed in this manner. You could also find the advice of an attorney invaluable, especially if you decide to seek workers’ compensation or to make a claim on your insurance.