Construction accidents are one of the most common types of workplace accidents that we see take place. This is largely due to the inherent dangers associated with construction sites, and the fact that safety regulations are not always followed. In fact, working at a construction site is one of the most dangerous jobs in the United States today. One in five workplace fatalities involve construction workers, and thousands of injuries occur everyday. Construction site accidents take place for a host of reasons and involve new and veteran workers alike. Unfortunately, just one injury from a construction accident can result in millions of dollars in damages, lost wages, and a lifetime of recovery.
It is estimated that one construction worker dies every three days in America, and 20 percent of all construction workers experience some type of injury at one time or another during their career. If you find yourself faced with mounting medical bills, rehabilitation, and lost wages because of a construction accident, contact Shamieh Law today. We have years of experience representing victims of construction accidents through the Dallas-Fort Worth area and Lake Charles, Louisiana. Our firm knows what it takes to win these types of personal injury cases, especially when large construction companies are involved.
Top Causes of Construction Accidents
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
- Caught in between equipment, objects, or materials
- Equipment malfunction or failure
- Slips and falls
- Fires and explosions
- 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.