Construction work sites are notorious for the laborious physical tasks employees must perform. This type of work can lead to overexertion, or excessively working beyond your own strength and ability. Overexerting oneself is dangerous and can result in a number of injuries. Most people assume such injuries occur when workers take on heavier workloads than they are used to, causing their bodies to give out afterwards. While this is true, more often than not these injuries occur from the physical overuse of the body’s maximum strength. Construction workers need to be aware of their physical limits and only take on a workload that their body can safely handle, so they don’t end up seriously injured.
Types of Injuries from Overexertion
Extending beyond one’s own strength and physical ability can cause damage to the body and result in serious injuries. Some injuries that may result from overexertion are:
- Ligament sprain
- Muscle or tendon tears
- Hernia of the vertebrae disks
- Nerve entrapments
Although this is not an exhaustive list, any of these injuries can happen when construction workers use too much physical force or repetitively overexert themselves throughout their work day.
Contact the New York Construction Injury Lawyers
If you or someone you love has acquired a serious physical injury due to overexertion on a construction work site, the New York construction injury attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP may offer the legal assistance you need. Our lawyers are experienced in the field of construction site accidents and may advocate for you. Call our offices today at 866-LAWS-USA to discuss your legal options.