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OSHA’s Fatal Four Causes of Construction Worker Deaths

New Port Richey workers’ compensation attorney Joseph M. Rooth explains OSHA’s ‘fatal four’ causes of construction worker deaths and benefits to which surviving family members may be entitled. 

Accidents can happen on any worksite, but construction workers are among those most at-risk. The injuries they suffer have the potential to be life-threatening. Our New Port Richey workers’ compensation attorney explains four common causes of construction worker deaths and how surviving family members can get the benefits to which they are entitled. 

Common Causes of Fatal Injuries in the Construction Industry

Construction work is lucrative in terms of the number of jobs and the pay, but it does not come without costs. On-the-job accidents are a serious hazard and can result in fatal injuries. Sadly, the risk of being injured or killed in certain types of accidents on construction sites is so severe that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has labeled them as the ‘fatal four.’ These are:

Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Surviving Family Members

Benefits available through the Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation can help offset medical expenses and lost wages when construction workers suffer accidental injuries. In cases where these prove fatal, it can help family members recover financially from their loss. Benefits available in cases of fatal construction accidents include:

While nothing can ease the pain of losing a loved one, workers’ compensation benefits can help ensure parents, spouses, and children are provided for in a way their loved one would have wanted.

Request a Consultation With Our New Port Richey Workers’ Compensation Attorney

New Port Richey attorney Joseph M. Rooth helps victims and their families get the benefits to which they are entitled. He is board-certified in workers' compensation law, a distinction that fewer than one percent of all Florida lawyers have. Call 727-849-3400 or contact our office online to request a consultation today.