Whether it is a collapsed trench wall, that buries a worker or falling of a scaffolding that was not secured correctly.
It’s an unfortunate fact that too many workers get injured at construction sites, just by the nature of the dangerous environment. If this should happen to you, call the San Antonio Construction Accident Attorneys at Ford and Laurel immediately.
There are many different causes for construction accidents that can lead to very serious injuries, such as explosions, being run over by heavy machinery or hurt by malfunctioning equipment, injuries caused by lack of proper safety gear or product liability claims due to defective Construction Equipment.
Having been injured on the work place can be a very traumatic experience, if you are in that position don’t hesitate to contact the Law Office of Ford and Laurel to get the best legal representation from a San Antonio Construction Accident Lawyer. Sandra D. Laurel is Board Certified in Personal Injury, so what better partner can you get on your site as a Construction Accident Lawyer in San Antonio, who has defended many cases in favor of their clients. You need a strong Construction Accident Attorney to put the Insurance Companies in their place.
In the Nation we experienced 4,383 fatal work injuries in 2012 according to preliminary data from the Department of labor. Fatalities were the highest in the Construction and Oil and Gas extraction Industry.
Construction accidents are responsible for one in five work place related fatalities and that is despite all the strong safety precautions the companies are obligated to enact. Reality shows that 60% of the workers never received the required basic safety training. What ever the cause for the accident, you have rights to receive compensation for your trauma.
The top 4 Injuries that might be the cause of fatalities in the construction industry.
2.) Workers getting caught between objects
4.) Being struck by an object
These 4 causes were responsible for 57% of the Construction site fatalities. with 36% from falls, 10% from getting hit by an object, 9% got electrocuted and 2% were caught between objects. Texas has the dubious lead in 2012 with 105 construction deaths.
Third Party Liability
Depending the situation and circumstances a third party may be held liable for on the job injuries. The owners of the Company, architects or engineers of the project, the contractors, and in some instances equipment manufacturers can all be held liable for these incidents arising from insufficient safety measures. The general contractor, as well as all subcontractors, are responsible for providing and enacting safety provisions to ensure that a construction site is a proper place to work.
Texas employers are not required to carry workers’ compensation
You need a Construction Accident Lawyer in San Antonio to get what you deserve
If your employer does not have workers’ compensation coverage, you may pursue a personal injury claim against your employer.
What can occur on a construction site:
- Slips and falls
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Lifting injuries
- Injuries from toxic substances
- Injuries from mechanical malfunctions
- Trench Collapse
If you or someone you love has been injured in a construction-related accident, call us today for a Free confidential consultation about your case.
To find out how much you can expect to receive if you succeed in your claim, contact the personal injury attorneys at Ford & Laurel. Arrange for a free case evaluation with a member of our legal team today!