Most construction accidents are preventable but when companies put profits over people, then The Major Law Firm is ready to fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Construction sites are dangerous, and construction workers are injured every day. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 136 people died on construction job sites in 2019. Construction fatalities and construction accident injures are a major problem and major problems require major solutions. Consult a San Antonio construction accident lawyer today in order to get proper legal support and the compensation you deserve.
The Leading Causes of Construction Worker Fatalities
The Occupational Safety &Health Administration (“OSHA”) has identified the four leading causes of fatalities in the construction industry—known as the “Fatal Four Hazards” or“Construction Focus Hazards”. The Fatal Four Hazards are falls, electrical exposure, struck-by and caught-in/between situations, and results in over 500 worker fatalities every year. Fall accidents are the leading cause of construction worker death on the job. Electrocutions are the second leading cause of construction work deaths.
A struck-by hazard is any object at a worksite that can produce construction injuries by forcible contact between the injured person and an object. There are four categories of struck-by hazards, flying objects, falling objects, swinging objects, and rolling objects. OSHA requires employers to protect construction workers from struck-by hazards. Employers are required to meet heavy equipment and motor vehicle OSHA standards, provide required training for equipment and vehicles, and provide personal protective equipment.
Common construction site injuries
Common workplace injury types are transportation accidents, falls, slips, trips, contact with objects and equipment, violence and other injuries from persons or animals, exposure to harmful substances or environments, fires and explosions. Common work place injuries include:
• Severe injuries to neck and back
• Traumatic brain injuries
• Broken, crushed, fractured or shattered bones
• Spinal cord injuries
• Bruises and contusions
• Soft tissues tears, sprains, and strains
• Hearing loss
• Dermatitis and asbestosis
Claim compensation for San Antonio construction accidents
Have you suffered severe injuries because your construction site owners failed to protect workers? To ensure you get the compensation that you deserve, you should call a San Antonio personal injury attorney. The Major Law Firm's San Antonio construction accident lawyers aggressively fight for the maximum compensation for all of their clients involved in construction accident cases. If you have been injured on a construction site, it is important to contact The Major Law Firm to help with your personal injury claim.
When companies put profits over people accidents happen. Common causes of construction site accidents that may lead to serious injury include:
• Lack of protection for workers on the ground from falling objects
• Tripping hazards from construction materials and debris
• Unsafe equipment
• Lack of safety precautions when working near power lines
• Unsafe property conditions
The Major Law Firm will promptly investigate an accident to uncover any OSHA violations. For this reason, injured construction workers should contact the Major Law Firm as soon as possible. This will allow a San Antonio experienced construction accident attorney to collect and preserve evidence of those violations.
Employers do not have to carry workers’ compensation insurance in Texas. If your employer does carry workers’ compensation insurance, you may file a workers compensation claim for your medical bills and a portion of your lost wages. Some workers’ compensation insurance offer wrongful death benefits. By accepting workers’ compensation benefits from your insurance company, you forfeit the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against your general contractor. Even if you accept worker’s comp benefits, and you cannot sue your employer for negligence, you may be able to bring a personal injury lawsuit against a third party such as a trucking company, property owner, a subcontractor or construction equipment manufacturer. Following a construction site accident, it may be difficult to determine the cause or who was at fault. The construction company, property owners, or others may be liable.
San Antonio construction accident victims can consult with The Major Law Firm’s San Antonio personal injury lawyer today to determine who is at fault for causing your construction site injury and to determine how much your case may be worth. Personal injury cases have the potential to result in greater financial compensation for injured workers.The types of compensation available in a personal injury lawsuit include pain and suffering, lost wages, medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost enjoyment of life, legal fees ,and loss of consortium.
The Major Law Firm’s construction site accident attorneys are knowledgeable on the complexities of Texas’ workers’ compensation laws, negligence law and manufacturing operations. Simply put, The Major Law Firm has the resources and experience to defeat construction companies and major industrial manufacturers. Our accident lawyers will carefully build your construction accident case and will will go to battle for you as skillful and aggressive trial attorneys.
Are you looking for a construction injury attorney to help you get a fair compensation after having been injured on a San Antonio construction job site? Contact us for a free consultation. We'll talk about your legal options and we'll help you recover compensation for your personal injury damages.