The Occupational Health & Safety Administration reports that out of the 4,101 workers killed in private industry accidents in 2013, 828 or 20.2% were in construction. That means that one in five worker deaths in 2013 were from construction accidents. The leading causes of worker deaths on construction sites were falls, followed by being struck by an object, electrocution, and caught in between vehicles or heavy objects. The US Bureau of Labor statistics show these four causes were responsible for more than half (57.7%) of the construction worker deaths in 2013.
When a worker suffers a serious injury or death on a construction site, the victim or his family will need an experienced construction accident attorney to investigate the possible causes and those responsible. This investigation should be done as soon as possible in order to preserve the evidence.
There are a number of causes of construction accidents
Injuries due to dangerous working conditions are not uncommon for construction site workers. While laws and regulations are in place to enforce safety standards and ensure the well-being of these workers, construction site accidents still happen on a regular basis.
Causes of construction accidents may include:
- Injuries caused by falling objects
- Caught in between vehicles or heavy objects
- Chemical exposure
- Falls from heights where fall precautions have not been taken
- Power line accidents
- Scaffolding falls
Our construction accident attorney will investigate to determine if the parties involved followed federal and state laws concerning construction site safety.
Construction accidents can cause great injuries and damages
Workers and their families often endure emotional and financial hardships as a result of their workplace accidents. Construction accident injuries can include:
- Wrongful death
- Burns, cuts and lacerations
- Lost limbs
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries and herniated discs
- Pain, suffering and mental anguish
The loss of income and the high costs of medical care can take a serious toll on workers and families. The Nigam Law Firm has represented many workers who have been injured at construction sites. The Nigam Law Firm is dedicated and compassionate in pursuing claims for compensation because we believe these injured workers deserve aggressive representation. If you or a loved one has been injured on the job, it is important to seek legal assistance as soon as possible.
While these cases are complex, we will pursue all legal options and make every effort to achieve a successful case resolution on behalf of each and every client. Call the Texas accident attorney at The Nigam Law Firm today and discuss your case during a free consultation.