Construction Site Injuries
Construction injuries are those accidents that occur at a construction site. They can occur from machinery malfunctions, handling heavy or awkward loads, making repetitive movements, to name just a few. Injuries vary widely and can affect any part of the body including the neck, back, wrists (carpal tunnel), shoulders, knees, feet, etc. As with all types of injuries, the most important thing to do is to report any injuries you may suffer on the construction site directly to your supervisor as soon as possible so that a Notice of Injury can be filed. Even if you don't need immediate medical attention, your accident should be reported immediately. An injured worker has 30 days to report an accident but the earlier it is reported the better. That way if medical attention is required later, you have met the reporting requirements and should not be denied treatment.