Construction Accident Lawyer Houston, TX
According to government statistics compiled by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), construction sites are one of the most dangerous workplaces in this country. In fact, one in five work-related deaths are in the construction industry.
There are four leading causes of construction worker deaths that OSHA has identified as the “fatal four.” These four, which are the cause of more than half of all construction worker deaths, are:
Falls: Responsible for 40 percent of fatalities
There are several different types of falls that are under this category, including fall on the same level and falls or jumps to lower levels. Also included in this group is when a worker falls through openings or surfaces, trips, or falls from a structure that is collapsing.
Struck by an object: Responsible for 10 percent of fatalities
This category includes accidents where there is forcible impact or contact that causes injury that comes from an object (not a person), such as an object falling, an object rolling, an object that is flying, or when a worker is hit by a vehicle.
Electrocutions: Responsible for 8 percent of fatalities
Injuries that are caused by contact with electricity – whether direct or indirect – fall into this group. Direct contact happens when there is contact with objects that are intentionally electrified. When there is electricity produced where it is not expected, such as a tool touching a power line, this is considered indirect electrical conduct.
Accidents were victims are caught in or between objects: Responsible for 7 percent of fatalities
When a worker gets compressed, crushed, pinched, or squeezed by objects that are moving or stationary, machinery, operating equipment, or other object, it falls in the caught in/between category. Any subsequent injuries the worker sustains while trying to get free from being caught is also put in this group.
Contact a Construction Site Accident Attorney for Assistance
A construction accident lawyer Houston, TX trusts at John K. Zaid & Associates realizes that construction workers are employed in one of the most perilous jobs and are at high risk of injury every day they go to work. Many of these accidents result in serious to severe injuries that leave victims with high medical bills and unable to work. It is not uncommon for victims to be left with permanent disabilities that leave them unable to return to the construction industry.
A construction site accident attorney will evaluate a case and determine who the negligent party or parties are that failed to provide a safe work environment. A lawyer will work diligently to get every client the financial compensation they deserve for the losses they have suffered. If you have been injured, set up a free case evaluation.