Construction Accident Lawyer in Beaumont, TX

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Beaumont Construction Accident Attorney

The construction profession is naturally among the most dangerous occupations in Beaumont. Each year there are countless worker injuries and fatalities in Texas due to construction site accidents. Construction injuries can be some of the most excruciating and severe. Further, with a lengthy road to recovery, you and your loved ones might require significant compensation from those responsible. There might be a loss of income, medical bills, pain and suffering, and more. If you or a family member sustain injury in a construction accident in Texas, get in touch with the Beaumont Construction Accident Lawyers at Dunk Law Firm for a complimentary case assessment.

What Are the Fatal Four of Construction Accidents?

Out of 4,674 employee deaths that took place nationwide in 2017, approximately 1,000 of them (or about 20%) took place in the construction industry. To put it another way, 1 in 5 occupational fatalities each year occur on a construction site. These are frightening statistics and they indicate a serious problem when it comes to construction accident injuries and death.

The leading causes of worker fatalities in the construction industry are:

  • slip and falls
  • struck by object
  • electrocution
  • caught-in between

These common causes of construction accidents and injuries are called the Fatal Four. These causes are accountable for nearly 60% of worker deaths in the construction industry.

Additionally, while not on the list of four, work zone highway accidents are also quite common. There are several safety campaigns to address this recurring problem. Along with criminal charges, when a driver hits a worker, there will usually be a civil case also.

Do Construction Accidents Cause Serious Injuries Often?

In some instances, the true effects of an accident may take some time to reveal themselves. Some injuries become considerably worse as days and even weeks pass. What might seem minor while on the job may actually be a serious, possibly life-long injury. Sometimes adrenaline masks injuries or they simply take a while to develop.

In other instances, a routine injury may be aggravated or worsen throughout the course of treatment. For example, an infection developing during or after surgery, or a greater muscle tear occurring during rehabilitation. Injured workers are protected in these events by the laws of Texas but they are required to actively seek relief from their injuries. Consulting with a personal injury lawyer early can help secure your legal rights and allow you to recoup your damages.

That being said, construction accidents can cause serious or devastating injuries, such as:

  • Fractures requiring surgery
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Spinal cord injuries that cause a worker to become a paraplegic or quadriplegic
  • Electrocution
  • Burns
  • Eye injuries that result in irreversible vision impairment or blindness
  • Death

Our construction accident attorneys in Beaumont are here to help you get compensation and we offer our services at no cost unless we win.

What Are the Top 10 Most Common Safety Infractions at Construction Sites?

The following is a list of the most common health and safety violations on construction sites. These violations can result in accidents and injuries that put workers' health and lives in danger. Often these infractions are discovered after an evaluation of the worksite by OSHA.

OSHA releases this type of information to help prevent injuries, illnesses, and deaths on work sites. These accidents are easy to avoid when you adhere to safety regulations.

The ten most common construction violations are:

  • Failing to use fall protection equipment.
  • Failure to communicate hazard material information.
  • Dangerous scaffolding.
  • Lack of respiratory protection.
  • Dangerous power or energy supply on site.
  • Dangerous ladders.
  • Industrial vehicles not adhering to regulations.
  • Not complying with fall protection guidelines.
  • Ignoring machinery safety standards.
  • Absence of proper eye and face protection.

Should You Ask for a Free Construction Accident Case Assessment?

Under Texas law, an injured worker has the right to file and receive workers compensation benefits for injuries on the job.

Along with workers' compensation benefits, an injured construction worker can also have a third-party negligence case. The claim could be against a contractor, subcontractor, equipment manufacturer, or other individual or business. There can be a third-party claim as long as the responsible party is not the employer or co-worker of the injured or deceased person. Typically, these kinds of cases include either general negligence in maintaining safe working conditions, or products liability for negligently maintained or manufactured equipment or vehicles.

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed as a result of a construction accident, an accident attorney should be consulted as quickly as possible to assess your situation and to protect your rights. Your Beaumont construction accident attorney will investigate the cause of the accident, the extent of injuries and the accountable parties.

If the facts of your construction accident case do not call for a third-party negligence claim, you or your loved ones still have a right to collect workers' compensation benefits.

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