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Know the causes of construction accidents to avoid them

After working in the Dallas area construction industry for the last several years, you have seen plenty of accidents happen. You have even had a few close calls yourself. While you may not be able to avoid every accident, knowing the most common types of injuries will certainly help you.

Knowing about every potential hazard and danger on the job site, while an advantage, will not keep you safe 100 percent of the time. No matter how many precautions you take, some things happen that are completely out of your control and unavoidable. Since catastrophic workplace accidents happen, many employers are required to carry workers' compensation insurance. If you or a loved one is ever injured on the job, you might be eligible to receive workers' compensation benefits. Read further to learn more about common causes of construction injuries.

Common workplace injuries for women

Regulations aim to provide equal opportunities for everyone. While the intent of work safety guidelines is fairness and safety for everyone, men and women have different bodies that respond to circumstances differently. Studies show that men and women are both injured on the job—men more often than women—but in different ways and at different rates.

The workplace is often designed with a single gender in mind and does not make necessary accommodations for the different physical attributes of men and women. Women tend to be shorter, have different body types and different core strength. Building layouts, shelf heights and other seemingly minor details can impact worker safety. In addition to physical differences, the response and toll of stress is likely to be different, based on personal and social expectations for each gender.

Hurt on the job? Make sure you know what benefits you have

It can be large or small, catastrophic or seemingly insignificant. The fact is that each year, many people are hurt on the job. Some injuries are so severe, the family immediately contacts a lawyer; but sometimes what seems like a small injury turns into a long-term chronic injury and many people don’t know that they are still entitled to medical care and lost wages if the damage was caused by your work, and it causes you to miss work.

If you are hurt at work, you are entitled to worker’s compensation benefits. Do you know what your rights are? Whom can you contact to preserve your rights?

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