When a construction worker is hurt on the job, the impact extends far beyond the immediate injury. Hospital bills, physical therapy, medical devices — that’s just the half of it. In many of these cases, a workplace injury also means a significant detour or roadblock to employment.
Construction site accidents affect thousands of American workers annually. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 5,000 workers were killed on the job in 2016. That amounts to 99 worker deaths per week, or 14 each day. Of those fatalities, one in five occurred in construction.