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Construction sites are inherently dangerous places. Workers are often tasked with operating heavy machinery near other workers, and any number of accidents can occur as a result. Unfortunately, many construction companies try to avoid liability by claiming that an accident was the result of an employee's own negligence.
At Paradowski Law, our skilled Bryan-College Station construction accident lawyer is ready to fight for you. We know that construction workers are some of the most vulnerable employees in Texas, and we will do everything we can to help you recover the compensation you deserve. Attorney Jeff Paradowski puts the expertise and experience of Board Certification in Personal Injury Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization on your side in these cases.
Construction Site Injury Facts
Constructions workers face a wide variety of work site hazards and a greater risk of work-related injury or death than employees in any other U.S. industry. Thousands of construction workers and day laborers are seriously injured or killed on the job each year.
A fifth of all workers who die in workplace accidents are construction workers, according to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The leading causes of worker deaths on construction sites include falls, electrocution, being struck by objects, and crushing accidents.
Aside from construction worker deaths, thousands of construction workers suffer injuries on an annual basis. These non-fatal injuries include head injuries, back injuries, musculoskeletal injuries, and loss of limbs.
A significant number of construction worker injuries require extended absences of a month or more away from work. And some construction accident injuries leave victims disabled or unable to handle the physical demands of their former job.
Types of Construction Accidents
A "construction accident" is any accident that occurs on a construction site.
This can include a wide variety of work-related injuries, such as those caused by:
- Heavy machinery
- Falling debris
- Falls from heights
- Machinery accidents
- Trench collapses
- Fires and explosions
- Exposure to hazardous materials
- Truck and vehicle accidents
- Crane accidents
- Improper safety procedures
- Defective construction equipment
Who Is Liable in Construction Accidents?
Construction accident claims can be complex due to the various parties that may be liable. A comprehensive investigation into the accident is needed to determine all those who may have been responsible or who contributed to your injuries. Construction accidents may be the result of inadequate safety measures, lack of proper training for workers, equipment defects or malfunctions, failure to follow safety regulations, or poor site management.
Potentially liable parties can include the construction company, their insurers, equipment manufacturers, the property owner, and the property owner’s insurer.
The property owner and their insurance company may be liable if the construction site was unsafe when you arrived for work. Equipment manufacturers and their insurance companies may also be liable if faulty equipment led to an accident.