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Injuries, Accidents, and Death: Bridge Construction Horrors


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6/25/2014
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If you live in Lake Charles, you know construction is a big part of life. Several of your friends worked on fixing 5th Ave and other roadways in high school, your brother-in-law helped rebuild after Hurricane Rita, and now your children want to get jobs in construction. But with all the new and dangerous bridge construction jobs that are popping up all over Calcasieu—and the news of construction injuries you keep hearing about—is it safe to let them pursue construction careers?

What types of injuries could they sustain? What should you do if they get injured?

Common Bridge Construction Injuries

Many construction injuries, bridge or otherwise, occur as a result of an auto accident. However, bridge construction can also have several other unique injuries due to equipment failure and bridge materials. These injuries include:

  • Broken or fractured limbs from a fall or equipment failure.
  • Crushed limbs, hemorrhages or severe cuts from jagged metal, bridge material, or malfunctioning equipment. 
  • Head, neck, or spinal cord injuries due to falling debris, personal fall injuries, or construction vehicle collisions.
  • Breathing problems, brain damage or lung issues due to lack of oxygen, if partial drowning occurred.
  • Burns and amputations from plasma cutters, blow torches, and metal cutting tools.

Construction can be an extremely dangerous profession if you don’t take the proper precautions at all times. Stay safe, alert, and prepared for possible accidents no matter where your job takes you, and be aware of the potential risks before you begin.

Have you or a loved one, recently suffered a bridge-related construction accident? Let us help you make sure you get the proper compensation and treatment you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation, or browse our site to see how our vast experience and knowledge can help you get the settlement you deserve.



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