Text Us! (512) 233-6707
Attorney ProfilesMEET OUR TEAM
Jack Zinda - Austin Personal Injury Attorney Joseph Caputo - Austin Personal Injury Attorney Burgess Williams Neil Solomon Ryan Toomey Christina Hagen Jason Aldridge Elecia Byrd Andrew Rogers Alaina Zermeno Cole Gumm Branson Rogers Elissa Harshman Brendan McQuaid Rolando Quesada Chelsea Cates Rian Butler

Construction Accident Lawyers in Grand Prairie

Construction work is one of the most dangerous jobs in the United States and construction sites can be hazardous places to work.  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has reported that one in every ten construction workers are injured each year.  In fact, fifteen percent of all injuries that are covered by workers’ compensation are filed by construction site workers.

Construction Site Injuries

There are many types of work in the construction industry including bridge erection, the building of roads (including paving), demolitions, excavations, residential and commercial construction, and large commercial painting jobs.  The type of work often varies and can include many hazardous working conditions such as:

  • Working at heights
  • Dust
  • Working in confined spaces
  • Noise
  • Toxic solvents
  • Lead poisoning
  • Defective power tools and equipment
  • Excavations
  • Electricity

Fatalities

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reports that there were 3.3 million nonfatal work related injuries and illnesses in 2009 alone.  This equates to 4.3 nonfatal injuries for every 100 workers.  In addition to non-fatal injuries, there were 816 construction related deaths or 9.7 deaths for every 100,000 full-time workers that same year.  This is the highest rate of fatalities for any industry in the United States with the four leading causes of death for construction workers being:

  • Falls – 35%
  • Struck by Objects – 10%
  • Electrocutions – 9%
  • Caught in or between something – 2%

Keeping Worksites Safe

In the interest of safety, OSHA recommends your employer provide the following equipment, signage and training to minimize the hazards of the construction worksite:

  • Supply personal protective equipment and require it to be worn at all times
  • Provide fall protection equipment such as safety nets, personal fall arrest systems, and positioning device systems
  • Provide audible warning systems and devices that keep windows and doors clear and barrier free
  • Provide signage along with ramps and defined pathways to improve safety at hazardous excavation sites, and identify the location of utilities by placing proper signage prior to the start of any excavation
  • Provide eye, face and respiratory protection devices in addition to protective clothing and gloves
  •  Provide employees with safety training classes

Call Zinda Law Group Today

The attorneys at Zinda Law Group have represented many workers who have been injured on construction sites.  If you have been injured in a fall, electrocution, crane accident or excavation collapse, you have the legal right to file a personal injury claim.  Our attorneys have successfully represented workers claims involving:

  • OSHA violations
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Crane accidents
  • Faulty machinery and equipment
  • Fire, explosions, or electrical shock
  • Scaffolding accidents
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals
  • Falling debris

The attorneys at Zinda Law Group are knowledgeable about construction site injuries and the problems associated with these types of injuries.  Call us today at (800) 863-5312 for a free, no fee consultation and let us help you get the medical treatment you need and the compensation that you deserve.



 

800-863-5312