According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 770 reported fatalities due to construction accidents in 2011, making it the second most fatal work industry following transportation and warehousing. Although the federal and state government has implemented new safety regulations, construction injuries still happen and cause serious harm or death to hundreds of construction workers each year.
The construction accident lawyers at the Barber Law Firm want to ensure all Texas residents have the proper legal representation available to them should they choose to pursue a case after a construction accident. Seeking compensation will not assuage the physical or emotional damage caused by the accident, but it will help alleviate some of the cost associated with it, including lost wages and medical bills.
Common Construction Injuries
Some of the most common construction injuries include:
- Crane accidents
- Scaffolding accidents
- Nail gun accidents
- Compressed gas accidents
- Defective and dangerous machinery accidents
- Mechanical risks due to machinery components
- Slip, trip and fall accidents
- Trenching and excavation accidents
- Chemical exposure
- Confined-space accidents
- Transportation accidents
- Welding accidents
In many cases, construction accidents are covered by an employer’s Worker’s Compensation plan in their insurance policy. Unfortunately, this is sometimes not enough to cover expensive medical bills or lost wages. That’s why it’s important to consult a construction accident lawyer to discuss your options. You may be eligible to receive further compensation from the property owner, general contractor, or sub-contractor.
Need an Expert Construction Accident Lawyer?
If you wish to discuss your accident with a Dallas construction injury lawyer, contact the Barber Law Firm today. We work most cases on a contingent basis, meaning we don’t get paid unless you do, and to help our clients even further, we also offer FREE legal consultations for each case.
To learn more about your rights following a construction accident, contact the Barber Law Firm at 972-525-2550, or fill out our online form.