Construction accidents injure and kill thousands of workers each year. Due to the inherent dangers of construction, many employed in the commercial and residential building industry find themselves confronted with deadly worksites and conditions on a daily basis. Construction site accidents occur across Texas with an alarming frequency, one out of every ten construction workers suffers an on-the-job injury. Serious building and construction site accidents can result in permanent disabling injuries and death. If you’ve been hurt on the job, contact a personal injury lawyer.
Equipment Failure can Cause Construction Accidents
Common equipment involved in construction accidents include:
- Power tools
- Heavy equipment
- Power lines
Finding the at-fault party in a construction accident can be complicated requiring attorneys dedicated to hard work. Responsible parties can include property owners, engineers, architects, contractors and subcontractors, electricians, and equipment manufacturers. All of these are potential defendants that can be sued if they are at fault. Having multiple defendants makes the case much more complex. A skilled attorney can handle a case with several defendants and hold the responsible parties accountable for the harm they cause.
What are Common Causes of Construction Accidents
Not all construction accidents involve negligence. Many, however, do. Employers may not provide the proper safety equipment. They may not provide the fall protection needed to do the work. When an employer fails to keep an employee safe, there are consequences. Common causes of construction accidents and injuries include:
- Failure to cut power when performing electrical work
- Failure to use proper lockout/tag out procedures
- Failure to issue proper safety equipment
- Failing to properly train and/or supervise workers
- Altering or modifying equipment rendering it unsafe
Hire a Construction Accident Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one has been injured on the job, you need experienced lawyers on your side. We understand state and federal laws and regulations governing construction sites. Contact the Law Offices of Mynor E. Rodriguez P.C. and allow our attorneys to fight for your full compensation. Contact us today.