Workplace Injury. You need an attorney well versed in construction injury litigation.
Construction work can be dangerous. Each year, thousands of workers are injured or killed in construction accidents. Workers are burned, electrocuted, amputated, injured by heavy equipment, fall from buildings, and simply are not provided with the required safety equipment. Unfortunately, many states, including Texas, have enacted legislation and worker’s compensation laws that protect unsafe employers and severely limit an employee’s rights if injured.
That is why you need an experienced and respected attorney experienced in construction injuries litigation. If you or a family member has been seriously injured in a construction accident. You need an attorney that is well versed in the state and federal regulations that may apply. A thorough investigation of the contractual and business relationships and responsibilities between your employer and other companies on a job site is often critical. Further, while many employers claim to have worker’s compensation insurance, this needs to be independently verified. If the employer does not have true worker’s compensation insurance, an employee may sue the employer for his or her injuries.
Construction represents the occupation with one of the highest rates of injury and death.
According to OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 5,071 fatalities occurred on the job in 2008. In 2004, the most frequent categories for citation on construction work sites were:
- Fall protection
- Head protection
- Hazard communication
- Fall protection training
- Construction safety and health provisions
- Electrical wiring, design and protection
Also of concern are product defects (tools and equipment), failure to guard the work site, crane accidents, and explosions from compressed gas and other hazardous materials. Common sense would dictate that safety should be of primary concern on construction sites, but contractors sometimes ignore safety standards set out by OSHA and other regulatory bodies in an effort to cut costs. As a result of ignoring these safety standards put in place to protect workers, accidents occur, often with tragic results.
Construction site accident cases result in workers being injured or killed on construction sites.
The Jay Murray Law Group has more than two decades of experience in helping people to obtain compensation for lost wages, injuries, and hospital bills. The clients we have represented have sustained catastrophic injuries, such as burn injuries, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and amputation injuries. Many of these victims have become permanently disabled due to their injury, rendering them unable to work in their chosen profession. Some have died as a direct result of a construction site accident, leaving behind their loved ones to grieve over their wrongful death.
We provide counseling to workers and others injured on construction sites. We can help you determine if you are eligible for compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages and medical expenses. In cases of wrongful death, we can assist families who wish to seek recompense.