Construction Accidents


On average over an 1,000 construction workers die each year and another 150,000 more are injured [1]. Because of the chaotic nature of a construction site, most of these injuries are serious and have lasting effects that impact your family and career.

In addition to the serious nature of these injuries, they could also take years to fully heal making it difficult for people to work and provide for their families. The most common age for workers to get injured are between 24-34 and the most common injuries involve their trunks, backs, and spine.

This makes it extremely difficult to not only heal from but continue working in construction once they do. Often times workers are never the same and have to find a new career to pursue as bills pile up and they attempt to piece their family life back together.

Don’t let an injury prevent you from providing for your family. The Shamieh Law firm will fight and get you the compensation you deserve.

They say everything is bigger in Texas and construction is no different as we are one of the leading states for construction jobs and have among the lowest unemployment rates in the country at 2.9%. Cities such as Houston, Dallas, and Austin are experiencing unprecedented growth with is a huge influx of new workers [2].

There are a lot of moving parts to a construction site mixed in with workers from different backgrounds and walks of life who all speak a different language.

This creates an environment rife with accidents especially of the slip and fall variety. The most common fatal construction injury involves falls and the most-violated OSHA standard is fall protection.

If you’ve been injured in a construction accident in Dallas or Lake Charles, give the legal team at Shamieh Law a call! (214) 494-8156


When a construction worker becomes injured on the job, he or she may face complications when trying to bring a lawsuit against the employer. There are numerous laws in place designed to protect employers from these types of claims, making it difficult for construction accident victims to receive the compensation they deserve.

Many of these cases are brought under the workers’ compensation system, which can be quite helpful in allowing workers to seek compensation.

However, this isn’t always enough, and if a worker was injured because of his or her employer’s negligence, they should be held accountable. With that in mind, here is a look at the top causes of construction site accidents:

  • Falling objects, materials, or debris [3]
  • Electrocutions [4]
  • Caught in between equipment, objects, or materials
  • Equipment malfunction or failure
  • Slips and falls [5]
  • Fires and explosions [6]
  • Overexertion
  • Machinery accidents
  • Getting struck by a vehicle
  • Trench collapses

When a construction worker is injured on the job, it not only affects their health and well-being, but it can also impact their family and loved ones.

Construction accidents often result in expensive medical bills and long-term rehabilitation, as well as loss of income and earning ability.

If you or a loved one is injured in a construction accident, contact Shamieh Law today. We can help both English and Spanish-speaking clients seek compensation for their damages – financial and otherwise. Give us a call today to schedule your free consultation.