How to Prevent Construction Accidents in Arizona
Every year, we hear multiple reports of individuals being involved in Arizona construction accidents as employees, contractors, or even homeowners. Many individuals are injured by tools like drills or nail guns and contribute significantly to the numbers of people who visit the emergency room each year. According to the Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS), more than 29,100 individuals visit emergency rooms in Arizona annually as a result of being injured by a cutting or piercing instrument. In addition, construction accidents contribute heavily to the roughly 50,900 emergency room visits made by people who are struck by or against an object.
Prevention Tips for Arizona Construction Accidents
If you are doing construction, whether at work or on the side, it’s important to know how to keep yourself safe from being involved in an Arizona construction accident. Some of the best ways to stay safe on the job include the following:
- Ensure that you know how to use equipment before you turn it on. Most hardware stores can help you understand how to safely operate equipment.
- Use gloves and safety glasses whenever you are working, even if you’re not cutting anything. Your hands and eyes are sensitive yet essential to your functioning. Protect them well.
- Never point a power tool in another person’s direction. Be mindful of what you’re doing the entire time you are working.
When to Involve an Arizona Construction Accident Attorney
If you are involved in an Arizona construction accident that was caused by another person’s negligent actions, you should reach out for help from a skilled personal injury attorney. The attorneys at the Breyer Law Offices, P.C. have the necessary knowledge to ensure that you are fairly compensated for your injuries. We will do whatever it takes to settle your case for compensatory damages that will cover your medical bills, your time off work, your personal suffering, and more. For assistance in getting your case started and in understanding your rights and responsibilities after an accident, reach out to attorneys Mark and Alexis Breyer now.