Residents of Arizona have been spared some of the cold weather crossing across wide swaths of the United States recently. Large construction projects are starting up, which will hopefully lead to better infrastructure and provide jobs for workers. Such infrastructure projects can be very large efforts requiring many people and machinery. Do to this, it is possible that some sites may experience construction accidents. Some of these accidents may lead to injuries, and those injured could be entitled to compensation to cover medical expenses.
Across I-15, three bridges are having their surfaces upgraded in the Virgin River Gorge. The project is estimated to cost $2.8 million and will stretch out over 29 miles. The project is expected to finish by next summer, and will reduce the southbound lanes of I-15 to one-lane across the stretch. Another $27 million project is expected to reconstruct the bridge at milepost 16 as well. That is planned to start later this month.
With many construction projects continuing in Arizona, it’s important for workers to be safe. An accident at work, especially one in a dangerous environment like highway construction can lead to serious injuries. Construction on the project will go from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. during levels of high traffic. An employee who is injured on the job is generally entitled to workers’ compensation. There are many parties involved in a construction site, including landowners, contractors and suppliers. It’s important to know how one can receive compensation for one’s injury.
Down the road, all eight bridges along I-15 in Arizona will need work done. These projects require workers who are put into risky situations that might result in an injury. Being hurt on the job is difficult and the last thing one should have to worry about after injury is how to get proper compensation.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune, “I-15 construction to slow travel between Utah and Las Vegas,” Lee Davidson, January 2nd, 2014