Building & Construction Trades Dept. – Workers Comp Lawyer
The Law Office of James M. Hoffmann represents injured employees who belong to the Building & Construction Trades Department.
There are 9 unions in Missouri for the Building & Construction Trades Department. The BCTD supports and coordinates the work of both the national and international unions that are affiliated with it. It seeks to make job sites safer, improve wages, and settle jurisdictional disputes.
Common Work Related Injuries
As you can imagine, workers in building and construction are prone to a number of work related injuries and illnesses. The nature of working in construction is often dangerous.
Some of the potential hazards include:
- Falling from heights
- Scaffold collapsing
- Electric shock
- Improper use of equipment
- Repetitive motion injuries
Construction workers that work on ladders and scaffolding, are commonly at risk of falling. These structures are often not erected or used properly. When there are proper safety features in place, these accidents can often be avoided.
Many of the tools that construction workers use involve electricity. Electrocution can be another hazard when equipment is not maintained or when it is used incorrectly. Other types of accidents can occur too from equipment not being handled or used properly.
Finally, some jobs require the same repetitive motion be used. This can cause injury over time, such as carpal tunnel syndrome.
Contact a Workers Compensation Lawyer
The Law Office of James M. Hoffmann represents employees who belong to the Building & Construction Trades Department. If you have been injured on the job please contact us today at (314) 361-4300. Our legal team has a strong history of helping injured workers get the medical attention and financial compensation that they need.
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