Types of Injuries in Construction Accidents and How an Attorney Can Help

Construction sites are bustling hubs of activity where workers and passersby face numerous hazards on a daily basis. Unfortunately, accidents are not uncommon, and the injuries sustained in these incidents can be severe and life-altering. From falls and being struck by objects to exposure to hazardous substances and equipment malfunctions, construction accidents can lead to a myriad of injuries, leaving workers and their families grappling with physical, emotional, and financial challenges. In the face of such a challenge, seeking legal representation from a trusted attorney becomes crucial. 

With over 40 years of experience, Callahan & Blaine is a powerhouse in the legal realm, known for their unparalleled expertise and successful track record. Specializing in complex litigation, our team of trial lawyers boasts over eight years of experience each, offering clients the assurance of top-tier representation. From multi-million dollar settlements to landmark jury verdicts, including the largest in Orange County’s history, Callahan & Blaine’s commitment to excellence and dedication to our clients’ rights have earned them a reputation as formidable advocates. Do not face the challenges of a construction accident alone – trust Callahan & Blaine to stand by your side and fight for the justice and compensation you rightfully deserve.

Types of Injuries in Construction Accidents 

Construction sites are inherently hazardous environments where workers face a multitude of risks on a daily basis. Despite safety regulations and precautions, accidents can still occur, resulting in various types of injuries. 


Falls are one of the most common types of injuries in construction accidents, often resulting from slips, trips, or falls from heights such as scaffolding, ladders, or rooftops. These accidents can lead to severe injuries, including broken bones, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), and even fatalities.

Struck-by Accidents

Struck-by accidents occur when a worker is struck by a falling object or moving vehicle on the construction site. This can include falling tools, equipment, or debris, as well as vehicles such as forklifts or cranes. These accidents can cause serious injuries, such as fractures, lacerations, internal injuries, and crush injuries.

Caught-in/Between Accidents

Caught-in/between accidents happen when a worker becomes trapped or crushed between two objects or caught in machinery or equipment. This can occur during trench collapses, machinery malfunctions, or when working in confined spaces. Injuries from caught-in/between accidents can be catastrophic, including amputations, crush injuries, and fatalities.

Electrical Accidents

Construction sites often involve electrical hazards, such as exposed wires, faulty equipment, or contact with power lines. Electrical accidents can result in electric shocks, burns, cardiac arrest, and other serious injuries. In severe cases, electrocution can be fatal.


Overexertion injuries are common among construction workers, particularly those involved in heavy lifting, carrying, or repetitive tasks. These injuries can include strains, sprains, torn muscles, and back injuries, which can cause significant pain and disability.

Respiratory Injuries

Construction workers may also be exposed to hazardous substances, dust, fumes, and other airborne contaminants that can cause respiratory injuries. Prolonged exposure to these substances can lead to conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or lung cancer.

How an Attorney Can Help

When facing the aftermath of a construction accident, seeking legal representation from an experienced attorney is essential. A skilled attorney can help injured workers pursue compensation for their injuries through workers’ compensation claims or personal injury lawsuits. They can gather evidence, interview witnesses, and work with experts to establish liability and ensure injured workers receive the compensation they deserve for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. 

Additionally, an attorney can navigate the complexities of workers’ compensation laws and advocate for injured workers’ rights, ensuring they receive the benefits and protections to which they are entitled. In the event of a wrongful death, an attorney can also help surviving family members pursue a wrongful death claim to seek justice and financial support for their losses. Having legal representation can provide injured construction workers with the support and guidance they need during this challenging time.

Contact Our Experienced Construction Accident Attorney

Construction accidents can have devastating consequences, leaving victims with life-altering injuries and significant financial burdens. However, with the proper legal representation, injured workers can seek the compensation they deserve to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. 

Callahan & Blaine, with their decades of experience and impressive track record of success, stand ready to advocate for those injured in construction accidents. With our unparalleled expertise and dedication to our clients’ rights, Callahan & Blaine is the trusted ally you need to navigate the complexities of construction accident litigation and secure the compensation you rightfully deserve. Trust in Callahan & Blaine to deliver the results you need and deserve. Contact Callahan & Blaine by calling (714) 241-4444 or completing our contact form to schedule a consultation and explore your options for pursuing compensation.