The Dangers of Working in a Highway Construction Zone
It’s a way of life during the summer time, especially here in the Northeast. Highway work slows down traffic, making everyone edgy and irritated. But for the people who are working on that highway, their job is anything but safe. With cars flying by, the use of powerful tools, and dangerous chemicals makes construction zone work probably the most dangerous work for a construction worker. And it’s very easy for workers on the road way to get into an accident.
According to the Federal Highway Administration, there were 37,476 highway construction zone accident injuries in 2010, which equates to 102 injuries per day. In addition, more than 20,000 construction workers are injured in highway construction work each year. Some of the common highway construction zone accidents include:
- Equipment issues
- Slip and fall accidents
- Transportation incidents such as getting hit by a car
- Exposure to harmful substances
So as a construction worker, what happens if you become injured after a highway construction zone accident? Since you are on the job at the time, workers’ compensation will cover your injuries. However, workers’ comp does no always cover all your expenses. A highway construction zone accident can be quite serious and it could take months, even years, to recoup from, your workers’ compensation may run out before you are well enough to go back to work.
If you are injured while working on a highway construction zone, know your rights. Contact the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone today for a free consultation. We’ll get you the compensation that you deserve.