Tuscaloosa Fire & Rescue Responded To Construction Accident Near 12th St & 8th Ave
The accident was first reported around 9AM on Thursday, December 26th.
Tuscaloosa FRS responded to reports of multiple construction workers who had fallen 20-25 feet on a project site believed to be located at 811 12th Street. When emergency crews arrived, they found the five victims in the basement of the building. While they were originally working on the ground level of the structure, the floor they were laboring on is believed to have given way under their feet. Fortunately, no debris fell on top of the workers after their fall.
Emergency responders were able to safely retrieve the workers from the basement at which point they were all transported to DCH Regional Hospital for further treatment. Their health status remains unknown, but no life-threatening injuries were reported.
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An attorney contributor to Legal Herald and founding partner of BanvilleLaw.com, Laurence Banville shared the following information for construction workers who have suffered falls and injuries on work sites:
“It should be pretty easy for most people to believe that construction work is often quite dangerous. Nevertheless, most can’t truly comprehend how risky the profession is. The fact of the matter is that there exist countless hazards on project sites that make injuries related to heavy machinery, working at heights, and power tools some of the most common across the nation.
Some construction workers or their families are inclined to believe that if they suffer any kind of injury while on-the-job, they are not in a position to file a worker’s compensation claim due to the inherent risk in their work. Fortunately, this could not be further from the truth.
Just as an office worker can suffer a simple slip and fall and be compensated for it via a worker’s comp claim, so can all construction employees. The nature of the work is irrelevant – when a worker is injured, they have the right to file a claim.
This legal claim will then provide the victim with a compensation that covers all medical expenses and, in some cases, a portion of lost wages as well. Perhaps most importantly, if the accident resulted in a permanent disability, then the victim can also pursue Social Security Disability Benefits (SSDI).
The issues arise in the legal claims process itself which can be incredibly complex and filled with obstacles. Any of these obstacles can pose issues for individuals filing by themselves, and ultimately result in decreased benefits or an outright denial of compensation after an injury.
For this reason, victims of construction injuries should always consult the circumstances of their accident with an experienced construction accident attorney who will be able to analyze the facts and determine the options that may achieve the maximum compensation for a victim and their families.”
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