What Are Construction Accident Statistics?

What Are Construction Accident StatisticsIf you are ever involved in a construction accident case, then before anything else, you will need the facts. Here are some important statistics surrounding these situations.

  • Millions of people are involved in construction accidents every year and thousands of people die in construction accidents every year;
  • About one in five workplace deaths happen because of construction accidents;
  • Common causes of construction accidents are falls, electrocutions, and exposure;
  • Many construction accidents happen to newly hired employees; and
  • Many workplace incidents that force employees to miss work are due to construction mishaps.
  1. General Information
  2. Construction Employer Violations
  3. Construction Accident Lawsuits
  4. Wondering What All These Construction Accident Statistics Mean?

General Information

  • Almost 5,000 people die every year from workplace incidents.
  • 20% of workplace deaths arise from construction incidents.
  • About half of construction accident deaths happen because of falls.
  • About 10% of construction accident deaths happen because of electrocutions.
  • About 10% of construction accident deaths happen because of falling objects.
  • About 5% of construction accident deaths happen because people get stuck between objects and/or vehicles.
  • Almost one in five workplace deaths occur to contractors instead of employees.
  • Construction workers have fatal injuries 3-times more than other industries.
  • Three of the top ten work fields for fatalities are within construction work ( roofers, iron/steelworkers, and laborers).
  • Every year, workers experience nearly 5 million injuries and illnesses.
  • About ten percent of illnesses/injuries requiring victims to skip work were experienced by construction workers.
  • Falls are by far the most common injury for construction workers.
  • 10% of constructions workers get injured every year.
  • Almost 20% of construction injuries stem from exposure to harmful substances.
  • Most construction injuries happen to first-year workers.
  • Construction workers face nearly a 1% of dying on the job.
  • Every year, thousands of construction workers die from respiratory-related issues including asbestos, Pneumoconiosis, and Silicosis.

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Construction Employer Violations

The following list highlights the most common reasons why the federal government cites/fines construction employers for violations:

  • Fall hazards.
  • General safety hazards.
  • Scaffolding hazards.
  • Respiratory-illness hazards.
  • Hazardous-energy risks.
  • Electrical hazards.
  • Machine hazards.
  • Vehicle hazards.

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Building Construction Deaths By Year

  • 2011 - 129
  • 2012 - 142
  • 2013 - 154
  • 2014 - 180

Civil Engineering Construction Deaths By Year

  • 2011 - 196
  • 2012 - 217
  • 2013 - 192
  • 2014 - 173

Trades Construction Deaths By Year

  • 2011 - 425
  • 2012 - 473
  • 2013 - 495
  • 2014 – 565

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Construction Accident Lawsuits

These numbers might be very informative to you and they make you very confident about the prospects for a case. However, if you don’t understand the mechanics behind filing a lawsuit then you won’t be very successful. What’s involved in an Illinois construction accident lawsuit? Well, first you need to investigate the factual circumstances of your accident and the legal precedents that support your recovery. Then, you need to put all of these facts into a legally cognizable lawsuit. After that step, you must give and receive information during discovery to build out the grounds for your recovery. Then, in court, you need to put on your case and rebut the defendant’s attacks and offerings. Finally, you need to determine if the jury’s verdict was proper or if you need to appeal the decision. This is just a simple outline of any Illinois construction accident case. To figure out what you need to do in greater detail, call our offices today. We have a long history of representing injury victims in Illinois and can answer any question that you might have.

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Wondering What All These Construction Accident Statistics Mean?

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can help you figure out what all of these construction accident statistics mean to your lawsuit. The circumstances of your case will implicate unique issues but you can use these facts and figures as a guide to pursuing recovery. Also, we can help you get that recovery on contingency so that you are spared every expense until you are happy with the outcome. Just call Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers now to get on the path to recovery.

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