Personal Injury

Construction Accidents

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Construction workers in Texas tackle tough jobs. From building houses and road construction to demolition work and asbestos removal, construction workers put their health on the line to get the job done. And sometimes, their work results in serious injuries.

Sustaining a severe construction accident injury can change a person's life. In an instant, they might not be able to walk or move normally for weeks or months or perhaps ever again. And during their recovery, they often cannot work due to their workplace injury.

If you or a loved one was injured in a construction accident in Texas, it's important to take strong legal action as soon as possible. Otherwise, you might not receive the compensation you rightfully deserve. That's why it's important to talk to a Texas construction accident attorney at Tracey Fox & Walters right away.

Types of accidents

There are many different ways construction workers sustain serious injuries on the job. Some of the most common construction accidents include:

  • Falls from a height - Falling from building or scaffolding while working often results in serious injuries.
  • Slip and fall accidents - Construction sites can be dangerous places with unmarked hazards, resulting in slip, trip or fall injuries.
  • Heavy machinery accidents - Whether it's a backhoe or a forklift, accidents involving heavy machinery often cause severe injuries.
  • Power tool accidents - Drills, saws, nail guns, jackhammers and other power tools can cause serious harm.
  • Caught between objects - Construction workers can quickly get hurt by falling debris or other objects which come loose and trap them in between walls, equipment and other objects.
  • Electrocution accidents - These types of accidents are often associated with power tools or coming into contact with power lines or exposed electrical wires.
  • Explosions - Explosive or hazardous materials at construction sites often cause severe injuries.
  • Chemical burns - Construction workers can sustain severe burns due to direct contact with hazardous chemicals.
  • Asbestos exposure - Demolition workers, especially ones working in older buildings, can be exposed to asbestos and develop mesothelioma, a form of cancer.
  • Repetitive motion injuries - Whether it's using a nail gun or another piece of equipment, construction workers often sustain injuries due to performing similar tasks for years in a row.

This is just a sample of some of the most common construction accidents. There are many other types of accidents - and each one is unique.

Common causes

Some of the most common causes of construction accidents often involve the negligent or reckless behavior of another person at a construction site. A co-worker or employee for another company working at the same site might operate machinery in a reckless manner, resulting in an injury.

Other times, it's the company that's to blame. Construction companies have a responsibility to hire experienced, licensed workers who know how to safely operate construction equipment. Companies also need train construction workers and make sure construction sites are safe working environments.

Unfortunately, some construction companies ignore worker safety. They cut corners in an effort to save a few dollars. And when accidents happen, they often deny any wrongdoing and try to blame the incident on the injured worker. That's where we come in.

How we can help

You might think you don't need a lawyer if you or a loved one was hurt in a construction accident. All you have to do is tell your employer you were hurt on the job and they will take care of everything.

But that's not always true. Your employer might try to claim you sustained your injury while not at work. Or they might downplay the severity of your injury.

We regularly handle third-party construction accidents, which involve injuries caused by someone working for another company, a common situation at construction sites, where there are often several different companies working on the same project. Filing a lawsuit against a third party can help you to recover significantly more for your injury than you would receive from workers' compensation alone.

Put your trust in a law firm that puts your needs first. Contact Tracey Fox & Walters. We demand justice.