U.S. private-sector employers report about 3 million non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses per year, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics survey. Additionally, more than 800,000 workplace injuries and illnesses per year are reported among state and local governments. Out of about 4,000 worker fatalities that take place in the U.S. every year, 1 out of 5 are in construction, according to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Every year, thousands of construction workers are injured or killed in on-the-job accidents. Most involve falls, being struck by object, electrocutions and being caught in between objects. Defective machinery is also a contributing factor. Construction accidents often result in serious injury due to the nature of the work that is being performed and the heavy equipment that may be used to carry out the work. Construction work is a dangerous field and, therefore, carries with it an elevated risk of injury. Some construction accidents may occur through unavoidable dangers associated with the work; however, many construction accidents are caused by negligence.
Accidents Caused By Negligence
Construction sites can pose many risks and hazards to construction workers. Employers are required to provide a reasonably safe working environment for their workers. Job-site safety regulations are set by OSHA. Companies are required to abide by these regulations. If a company fails to follow these safety regulations and an accident occurs as a result of the failure to follow safety guidelines, a company can be held liable for injuries sustained as a result of the accident.
Construction accidents are physically, financially and emotionally devastating. The worksite should be safe and secure, and only proper and well-maintained equipment should be used. If these securities have not been provided to you and you are harmed because of it, you may be entitled to compensation.
How We Can Help
The Houston construction accident attorneys at Reich & Binstock have been representing personal injury victims for more than 30 years. Reich & Binstock’s construction accident attorneys have the dedication and experience necessary to handle complex workplace accident litigation, to include construction accident lawsuits.
If you or someone you love has been involved in a construction accident — to include one that involves a defective crane, backhoe, front-end loader, cherry picker or any other type defective construction equipment — contact one of the construction accident attorneys at Reich & Binstock for a free consultation to determine whether damages are recoverable in a construction accident lawsuit. Either use the contact form or call 713-622-7271 or 800-622-7271 toll free.
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