Construction workers may sustain long-term disabilities

Families of construction workers often struggle to earn an income after their loved ones sustain debilitating injuries while doing their jobs. Since more than 500,000 workers in the U.S. suffer injuries on construction sites every year, workers who are left permanently disabled should be entitled to their long-term disability insurance benefits.

One of the most common causes of long-term disability in construction sites is the “slip and fall” accident. Workers are at high risk of sustaining serious hip fractures and head injuries from slipping and falling. Workers may also suffer injuries if they are accidentally electrocuted in the workplace. Less often, gas explosions and equipment malfunctions may result in injuries. As construction jobs often require physical activity, workers may become permanently disabled if they suffer serious back injuries or repetitive strain injuries.

Workers who become permanently disabled should understand that filing for long-term disability benefits can be a frustrating process. If you are applying for benefits in Indiana, an attorney at the Hankey Law Office may be able to work for you. Learn more about your options today by calling (800) 520-3633.