What Are the Most Common Types of Construction Accidents in Mississippi?

Published on Mar 28, 2019 at 7:01 am in Work Accidents.
What Are the Most Common Types of Construction Accidents in Mississippi?

The construction industry is one of the most dangerous fields to work in because it accounts for nearly 21 percent of all occupational fatalities annually. Every year, approximately 1,000 individuals are fatally injured while employed and working in construction, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). In Mississippi, 90 people died from occupational injuries in 2017 and 13 of them worked in construction. Deaths tolls for this industry are on the rise. This happens when employers and job site owners neglect state and federal safety laws in order to save money or time.

If you work in construction, it’s crucial to understand what types of accidents are most common. This knowledge could help you avoid an accident and improve safety measure for all employees.

How to Determine Fault in a Construction Accident

Published on Apr 26, 2018 at 9:49 am in Work Accidents.
How to Determine Fault in a Construction Accident

Negligence in the workplace can cause employees to get injured. People can get hurt in any workplace, even offices. But for workers who have jobs in areas that require safety equipment and gear have a higher risk of serious injury. Construction workers are often around heavy equipment, building materials, and also work at heights above ground-level. If anyone acts negligently and doesn’t have the safety of their workers as a top priority at all times, construction workers can suffer from major injuries.

Construction accident injuries can keep people from returning from work for a long time or even cause a long-lasting health issue that prevents them from coming back to their job when they’re healed. If you’ve been injured in a construction accident, you may be able to get compensation. A Biloxi construction injury lawyer from Corban Gunn, Attorney at Law can help you with your claim and recover the damages you deserve.

Injured on the Job: What Happens Next

Published on Jun 1, 2017 at 9:29 am in Work Accidents.
Injured on the Job: What Happens Next

If you were recently injured in a work accident, you’re likely concerned about what kind of recovery time you’ll need, how you’ll be able to pay for medical treatment, how you’ll get paid for time spent off work, and how your employer will react. There’s a great deal to consider after getting a workplace injury in Mississippi. Mississippi’s workers’ compensation program exists to help injured workers, but the program can be difficult to navigate.

Your first step is to notify your workplace immediately about the accident and the fact that it occurred while working. You may be requested to visit certain doctors or follow up with your work’s insurance agency as soon as possible. Be sure to follow these steps as they’re requested, but as with any serious injury, you should first prioritize getting the medical care you need to begin your recovery process.



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