Construction sites in Arizona are no different from those anywhere else in the country: busy, chaotic and, unfortunately, potentially dangerous. While most employers take steps to ensure the well-being of their workers, some companies are less careful when it comes to following safety protocols and regulations; regardless, accidents can still occur at even the most conscientious construction sites. It's situations like this that make workers' compensation so important.
Arizona construction sites are hectic, busy places, and even when everyone is being careful, injuries may still occur. Because of the often-chaotic atmosphere with workers coming and going and the sometimes-unpredictable elements, construction accidents can happen even to the most experienced employees. Thankfully, when workers are injured, there are benefits like workers' compensation to help.
Workers' compensation, a type of insurance to help cover lost wages and medical expenses to employees injured on the job, was instituted because all jobs carry some degree of risk. Some Arizona work places, however, carry a higher likelihood of work injuries than others. For example, construction workers may run a higher risk of on-the-job accidents.
For Arizona construction workers injured on job sites, workers' compensation can mean one less thing to worry about while they recover from their injuries. Unfortunately, sometimes construction accidents prove fatal, such as in a recent incident in another state. Tragically, the accident resulted in the death of a construction worker from a fall.
Arizona construction sites are dangerous places, to be sure. Many companies institute safety regulations to help keep their workers safe. Imagine how many construction accidents would potentially occur without the proper precautions. Sadly, in another state, a construction company's apparent willful disregard of these safety precautions resulted in the death of a worker.
Because construction sites tend to be relatively more dangerous places to work, most construction companies try to do everything they can to keep their workers safe. Sadly, accidents still happen from time to time, which is one of the many reasons workers' compensation is so important. When an Arizona employee is killed in a workplace accident, the last thing the surviving family should have to worry about is money.
When employees suffer an injury on the job and have to miss work, they should not have to worry about whether they will be able to pay their bills. This was the reason that workers' compensation was instituted as an insurance to help cover missed work hours and pay for healthcare for Arizona workers who were either injured while doing their jobs or became ill as a direct result of their work. What happens, though, when the accident goes beyond injury and kills the worker? Thankfully, workers' compensation usually provides survivor benefits for eligible dependents as well.
Construction sites in Arizona and other jurisdictions pose significant safety hazards to workers. For this very reason, many construction companies focus on doing more to prevent work injuries. When a workplace accident can result in serious injury or even death, it stands to reason that an employer should make sure safety precautions are followed at all times.
Arizona construction sites can certainly be dangerous places, but this is why safety guidelines are put in place. It is the responsibility of a construction company to make sure that safety regulations are followed and workers are trained so that injurious construction accidents do not occur. Sadly, in a case from a different state, the accident turned out to be not just injurious but fatal.
This is a question that far too many families here in Arizona and elsewhere are forced to ask every year when their loved ones are killed while on the job. Some construction accidents happen despite the best efforts of companies and workers. However, an alarming proportion of them should never have happened in the first place.