Houston Construction Accident Lawyers
Have you or a loved one been injured due to an unsafe construction site? You need a legal team that knows how to handle your case and get results. Contact Neal Davis to fight for you and maximize your chances of recovery.
Construction is a very dangerous job. According to OSHA, around 20% of all worker fatalities in 2014 were construction related. In addition, other people can also be injured around construction sites simply by being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
The statistics are shocking, but those injured in construction site accidents - whether as workers or bystanders - have rights to compensation for their injuries and losses.
For this reason, it's advised that victims of construction accidents contact a personal injury attorney familiar with the ins and outs of construction accident cases.
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Neal Davis is prepared to fight for your rights. Contact us today.
Dangers to Construction Workers
Construction zones are inherently dangerous working environments. Large, dangerous equipment and hazardous materials are used everyday, and it is easy for those everyday working conditions to turn into serious accidents or deaths.
The four most common causes of construction worker deaths are known as the "Fatal Four," and together they make up more than half of total construction deaths. They include:
- Falls from roofs or scaffolding
- Electric shock
- Struck by objects
- Caught between objects
In addition to the "Fatal Four," other causes of serious injury or death for construction workers include:
- Faulty equipment
- Accidents involving large trucks or machinery
- Lack of safety equipment (goggles, gloves, etc.)
- Failure to follow state safety regulations
- Improperly lifting heavy objects
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Construction Accident Injuries to Bystanders
Construction sites not only pose a danger to workers. Bystanders also run the risk of being seriously injured or killed due to a construction site accident. They are often located in densely populated areas, where unprotected pedestrians and bystanders can easily be subject to the dangers of construction zones.
The most common construction accident injuries for pedestrians and bystanders include:
- Being hit by a vehicle - Construction sites are home to numerous trucks, large machinery, and equipment that can easily cause serious injury to those unaware of their surroundings.
- Ruptured eardrum - Loud noises are an everyday part of construction, but they can cause eardrum rupture for an unsuspecting pedestrian or bystander.
- Slips and falls - Building materials or tools that have been left in the area surrounding the construction site can cause slip and fall injuries for pedestrians.
- Hazardous materials - Construction workers often handle toxic chemicals or other materials on the job. If not properly handled or placed away from the public, they can cause injury. In addition, inhaling the dust or smoke from around construction sites can cause damage to the eyes or lungs.
- Falling objects or debris - When debris falls, there isn't much time to warn others or get out of the way. These falling objects can include tools, construction materials, or falling scaffolding. Traumatic brain injuries are a real possibility from these hazards.
Liability and Compensation for Construction Accidents
Construction site accidents can be complicated. Any number of individuals or parties could be held responsible for the negligence that caused the accident, including the site's owner, engineers, contractors, managers, equipment suppliers, or individual workers.
In order to receive compensation for construction accident injuries, the victim must show that a responsibility for his or her basic care was neglected by another. In addition, the victim must prove that his or her injuries were the direct result of that negligence or misconduct.
Compensation for construction accident injuries can include payment for current and future medical expenses, pain and suffering from injuries, lost time at work, loss of wages, and any property damage that may have been suffered. If a wrongful death was the result of the accident, compensation for funeral costs and loss of companionship may be due.
How a Houston Construction Accident Attorney Can Help
Determining fault and seeking compensation in a construction accident case is anything but simple. You need lawyers who know how to investigate and try these cases if need be.
Neal Davis stands ready to fight for your right to compensation. We're prepared to investigate your injury and the site of the accident, determine the negligent parties, and pursue your compensation in court if need be.
You don't pay unless we win; that's our No Fee Guarantee. Contact us today for a free consultation and see how we can help you win the compensation you deserve.