Construction work or other manual labor often requires workers to be on their feet most of the day, lifting objects and operating heavy machinery. If workers become fatigued or are rushed to complete a job, they may be injured while trying to lift a heavy object.
A heavy lifting injury can be costly for both the victim and his or her family. If you or someone you love has been injured while working on a construction site, don’t hesitate to contact the St. Louis construction accident attorneys of the Finney Law Office today by calling 314-646-0300.
Causes of Heavy Lifting Injuries
Even seasoned workers who are used to lifting heavy objects may experience an injury at some point during their work. Some common causes of heavy lifting injuries include:
Lifting with the back instead of the legs
Trying to lift an awkwardly shaped object
Lifting an overly heavy object without assistance
Tripping while carrying a heavy object
Losing your balance while lifting a heavy object
Lifting an item with an improperly labeled weight
Any of these issues can lead to a construction injury that may put you out of work for weeks or even months. If you are unable to work, you may be facing substantial costs associated with your injury, including medical bills, lost income from time off of work, recovery expenses, and pain and suffering. Our St. Louis construction injury lawyers understand how costly a work accident can be, and we are committed to helping you recover the compensation that you need.
To discuss your construction injury claim for compensation with an experienced St. Louis construction accident lawyer, contact the Finney Law Office today at 314-646-0300.