If you are injured or get sick on the job, one of the first things you will want to consider is whether you can collect workers' compensation or not. These benefits are available to people who get into an accident through the course and scope of their employment.
Construction work is some of the most physical demanding work people can do. While there are a number of tools and regulations that can minimize the impact of and exposure to injury-causing accidents, there are still a disproportionate number of construction workers hurt or killed on the job.
Did you know that this Friday marks the annual Workers' Memorial Day? On April 28 every year, people around the U.S. are encouraged to take some time to honor the lives of people who have died in work accidents across the country.
If you have gotten hurt on the job, you probably take some comfort in the possibility of collecting workers' compensation. After all, these benefits are available to injured workers to cover medical expenses and at least a portion of lost wages, which can come of great relief to someone who cannot return to work right away.