Houston, TX Construction Accidents
Construction sites are notorious for posing hazards to those who operate within them. The individuals who work on these sites, while highly trained, still run the risk of being hurt in an unexpected incident. Accidents happen, but you shouldn’t settle for less than you deserve after being injured.
Your employer or the insurance company may offer you a settlement following your accident. Their offer may seem appealing, but that can be deceiving. You may be owed far more than they’re offering, and our attorneys can help you secure full and fair compensation.
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Causes of Injury
A variety of accidents occur on job sites. The following are the top four causes of construction site accidents, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):
Falls: Construction workers often find themselves performing their occupational duties at great heights. Even with the proper safety equipment, they are still at risk for injury or worse in a fall.
Struck By Equipment: The equipment used at construction sites can vary greatly, but all of it has the potential to cause injury. Even small tools, such as hammers and wrenches, can be dangerous when falling from an elevated location.
Caught-In/Between: Workers will sometimes be required to create trenches within their job site to access certain zones. If these trenches are improperly secured, they have the potential to cave in and trap workers inside.
Electrocution: Electrical work at a construction site introduces an elevated risk of injury. Those responsible for completing the work can be severely burned or electrocuted.
In some cases, an accident may be caused by the negligence of a supervisor or employer. Failure to properly train workers, maintain equipment, or adhere to state and federal laws are examples of negligence that can result in devastating injuries.
Workers count on their superiors to implement and maintain proper safety procedures. If you believe your employer’s negligence played a part in your injury, contact our Houston office for assistance.
While general contractors are commonly found to be at fault for construction accidents, other parties can be liable, too. Determining who is at fault is key, and our construction accident attorneys understand how to do just that. We can analyze all aspects of your accident, including the different parties involved and relevant safety rules, to identify who was responsible for your injury and get the best possible outcome in your case.
No Out-of-Pocket Costs
We believe that everyone should be able to afford comprehensive legal representation. That’s why our team operates on a contingency, meaning it costs nothing to hire us and we get paid only when you do. Our fee comes out of the jury award or favorable settlement, so you never have to worry about paying out of pocket for our services.
If you or a loved one have been injured or killed in a construction accident, we’re here to help. Fill out a free case evaluation and see why there’s only one Morgan & Morgan.