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Have You Been Injured On A Construction Site?

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Whether you are performing your job or simply walking to get from one place to another, you have an expectation to achieve your goal without fear of harm (i.e. performing necessary job duties or getting to your destination, respectively). Though this may be true for several individuals, many others might not relate due to the inherent danger associated with their specialty fields, and in such situations, it is important to recognize what protections may or may not be in place. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX catastrophic injury attorneys discuss the statistics behind construction site accidents, your rights with respect to job-related injuries, and things to know in regard to non-job related injuries in the State of Texas.

Looking At Construction Stats

Whether you are aware of it or not, roughly one in every five work-related deaths occur in the construction industry, and roughly 200 people die in construction-related industries every year in the state of Texas. What’s more? A census of Fatal Occupational Injuries indicates that those working in construction over a 45-year career have a 1 in 20 chance of being fatally injured on the job and a 75% chance of experiencing a disabling injury. With statistics such as these, it is important that workers receive the appropriate level of protection, and that a reasonable effort is made on the employer’s end to maintain a safe working environment. To learn more about this process and what your legal options may look like, gives us a call today.

Injuries on the Job

Construction accidents can range in terms of how they occur and appear. For instance, falls, being struck by objects, electrocutions, and getting caught between equipment are among four most common injuries that occur on construction sites. Other common construction accidents can take the form of faulty equipment, accidents involving large trucks and/or equipment, improperly lifting heavy objects, lack of safety equipment, and failure to follow state-specific safety codes.

Depending on the circumstances surrounding your case, you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim or even a wrongful death claim. If you experience a workplace injury, we recommend consulting with an experienced catastrophic injury attorney from our team to determine the best steps for you moving forward.

Non Job-Related Injuries

Even if you are not actively working on the construction site, you as a bystander may have legal protections if you were to experience a construction-related accident. For instance, if you are walking on the sidewalk when a large item is dropped and are struck by said item, you may be entitled to legal compensation. By speaking with an experienced attorney, you will get to hear the pros and cons of your case, what laws may apply, and what it would look like to move forward with your case.

Contact Us Today

Whether you are working on a construction site or simply passing through as a bystander as catastrophe strikes, you may have legal rights to claim compensation due to injuries you’ve obtained as a result. Contact Crain Brogdon LLP in Dallas, TX by calling (214) 522-9404 to schedule an initial consultation with our team and learn more today.

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Attorney Quentin Brogdon

Quentin Brogdon has over thirty years of experience and expertise in the field of personal injury trial law. He is board certified in both personal injury trial law and civil trial advocacy. Quentin has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating. This rating reflects an attorney’s ethics and abilities according to reviews from fellow attorneys. [ Attorney Bio ]

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