The construction industry remains one of the most dangerous industries for workers. Given the nature of their work, construction workers may be exposed to challenging work environments that present risks due to elevation, failure of excavation, collapses, or pinch points. Moreover, the use of heavy machinery at construction sites presents its own unique set of challenges.
In fact, statistics compiled by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) have demonstrated that as many as one in every five job-related fatalities occurs in the construction industry in some years.
Controlling employers for construction sites should ensure that adequate measures such as fall protection, lock out tag out, and other safety measures are appropriately put in place to safeguard workers in these critical but often difficult work environments. Employers should not sacrifice worker safety for speed and efficiency in the completion of a construction project.
Injured construction workers may be entitled to compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, physical impairment, disfigurement, and mental anguish among other damages in the event of a workplace injury.
It is critical to hire experienced construction accident attorneys who can preserve key evidence early on and help identify and hold the proper parties responsible.
If you or someone you love has suffered an injury due to a construction incident and injury, call the experienced lawyers at the Houston law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner at 713-222-7211 or toll free at 1-800-870-9584 for a personal injury consultation.