The construction industry is unsurprisingly dangerous to work in, with one of the highest fatality rates. If you are new to the industry, your risk of getting into an accident is greatest your first year on the job, shares Industrial Safety and Hygiene News, and falls tend to be the leading cause of death.
Whenever you get hurt at work, you can file for workers' compensation, even if you are at fault for the accident. However, what if neither you nor your employer was responsible? You can still qualify for workers' compensation if the injury is from work, and you can sue the party responsible for the accident. In construction, other parties commonly at fault include manufacturers, contractors and motorists.