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Construction accidents at night

On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
May 4, 2020

From road construction projects to contractors trying to finish a relatively small project on time, there are a number of times when construction work takes place during the night. When proper safety measures are taken and workers are careful, working at night is not necessarily more dangerous than the day. However, in some instances the chances of an accident increase during the nighttime.

If you were injured in a construction accident at night, it is imperative to look into your options. Workers’ comp benefits help many who sustain injuries on construction sites.

Fatigue and visibility

During the nighttime, there are a host of reasons why the risk of an accident goes up on some job sites. For example, workers who are pushed to work an excessive number of hours often become very tired and are more likely to make critical errors. Sometimes, construction workers are pushed to work for too long (especially if a job is behind schedule). Many workers become sleep in the evening and nighttime hours, making it even harder for them to focus. Aside from fatigue, visibility also decreases during the nighttime. While indoor and outdoor lighting helps, there are often poorly-lit areas where workers are more likely to fall down or become injured in some other way.

Recovering from an accident

After something goes wrong on the job, it is important for victims to look into their options. Many people are able to recover by pursuing workers’ comp benefits to help with the challenges they are experiencing and our law office explores this topic in more detail on our site.

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