Construction workers have demanding and dangerous jobs. They work out in all kinds of weather and under many unsafe conditions. Construction site accidents are often very serious and can change the life of a worker forever. These accidents can cause physical pain, emotional stress, astronomical medical bills, and lost wages. In addition, construction site accidents can leave a worker with serious long-term medical problems. At the end of the day, it is up to the construction company to ensure safety on the job site. However, workers can protect themselves by following these six tips:
- Wear recommended protective gear including hard hats, steel-toed boots, work goggles, protective work gloves, and appropriate attire.
- Keep floors cleared of debris and rubble when possible, to guard against trips and slips on the construction site.
- Follow all recommended Illinois health and safety regulations for construction sites.
- Check your equipment before using it to ensure it is in proper working order.
- Report any safety concerns to your site manager.
- Use ladders only when necessary—be sure there is little risk of injury before climbing.
Following the tips listed above may help to reduce your chance of being injured at a Chicago construction site. If you have been seriously injured at work—on a construction site or somewhere else—a Chicago workers’ compensation lawyer at Lane & Lane can help. Whether your workers’ compensation claim has been denied or you think a third party may be liable for your injuries, our compassionate and experienced attorneys can help. Contact a Chicago construction accident attorney today at 312-332-1400 for a free case evaluation. We will help you to obtain the compensation you deserve.