Construction Accident Lawyer in Galveston, TX

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Galveston Construction Accident Lawyer

The construction profession is naturally one of the most dangerous professions in Galveston. Every year there are countless worker injuries and deaths in Texas due to construction site accidents. Construction injuries can be some of the most excruciating and severe. Additionally, with a lengthy road to recovery, you and your family might need considerable compensation from those at fault. There could be a loss of income, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more. If you or a family member suffer injury in a construction accident in Texas, get in touch with the Galveston Construction Accident Attorneys at Dunk Law Firm for a complimentary case consultation.

What Are the Fatal Four of Construction Accidents?

Out of 4,674 employee casualties that happened across the country in 2017, approximately 1,000 of them (or roughly 20%) took place in the construction industry. To put it another way, 1 in 5 work-related deaths every year happen on a construction site. These are scary statistics and they point to a significant problem when it involves construction accident injuries and fatality.

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

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

These common causes of construction accidents and injuries are referred to as the Fatal Four. These causes are responsible for virtually 60% of employee fatalities in the construction industry.

Further, while not on the list of four, work zone highway accidents are also very common. There are numerous safety campaigns to address this recurring problem. In addition to criminal penalties, when a driver strikes a worker, there will generally be a civil claim 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 appear minor while at work may actually be a major, possibly life-long injury. Occasionally adrenaline masks injuries or they simply take a while to develop.

In other instances, a routine injury may be exacerbated or worsened during the course of treatment. For instance, 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 protect your rights and allow you to recoup your damages.

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

  • Fractures requiring surgery
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Spine 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 lawyers in Galveston are here to help you receive compensation and we provide our services at no cost unless we win.

What Are the Top 10 Most Frequent Safety Violations at Construction Site?

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

OSHA publishes this type of information to help prevent injuries, illnesses, and deaths on work sites. These accidents are easy to prevent when you follow safety guidelines.

The ten most common construction violations are:

  • Failing to utilize fall protection equipment
  • Failing to communicate hazard material information
  • Hazardous scaffolding
  • Lack of respiratory protection
  • Hazardous power or energy supply on site
  • Dangerous ladders
  • Industrial vehicles not following regulations
  • Not adhering to fall protection guidelines
  • Disregarding machinery safety standards
  • Lack of appropriate eye and face protection

Should You Request a Complimentary Construction Accident Case Assessment?

Under Texas law, an injured employee has the right to file and receive workers compensation benefits for injuries at work.

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

If you or a loved one has been hurt or killed as a result of a construction accident, an accident lawyer needs to be consulted as promptly as possible to review your situation and to protect your rights. Your Galveston construction accident lawyer will examine the cause of the accident, the extent of injuries and the accountable parties.

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

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