Construction Accidents – The Basics
It is no secret that construction is one of the most dangerous industries in America. Unfortunately, many construction workers are not given access to adequate safety information and protective gear until after they have sustained a serious injury or otherwise been involved in an accident while on the job. Construction workers are often placed at an unreasonable risk of injury and illness for a variety of reasons, many of them financial. However, workers do have rights. When construction workers are injured on the job, it is important to understand that no matter what their employment classification may be, they almost certainly have legal options at their disposal. If you have been injured on the job, please consider connecting with an experienced Houston, TX construction accident lawyer today in order to explore the legal options relevant to your unique situation. Construction Accidents – The Basics Construction accidents happen for a variety of different reasons. Unsafe conditions, lack of safety-related education, inadequate access to safety materials, human error, mechanical error, poor decision-making, pressure, etc. If you have suffered an injury on the job-site, you may wonder if what has happened to you is common. Certainly, there are construction accidents that are more common than others. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has dubbed four particular hazards as the “fatal four” in regards to construction work. Being struck by objects, caught between objects, electrocuted or falling are the highest fatal risk hazards in the industry. However, there are a number of other dangers that construction workers face that commonly result in non-fatal injuries as well. Among the most common non-fatal hazards in the industry involve the materials workers use and the ways that workers do their jobs. Meaning, (for example) you can get cut on the metal you are positioning into place and can sustain back injuries from repetitive motions. No matter what caused your injury, however, you likely have legal options at the ready. An experienced Houston, TX construction accident lawyer can clarify your options after learning about your specific injury and employment situation. Legal Assistance Is Available If you have been injured on the job, you do not have to navigate the legal side of your situation alone. Please contact a Houston, Texas construction accident lawyer at John K. Zaid & Associates today. Depending on the details of your situation, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits and/or may be able to file a personal injury suit against your employer, an equipment manufacturer and/or other responsible party. All consultations are risk-free, as they do not obligate you to file legal action or file for workers’ compensation benefits if you choose to “go another way.” We simply want to make sure that your questions are answered and that you have access to the legal support and guidance you need at this time. Please call our Houston, TX construction accidents lawyer today. We look forward to speaking with you.