Top Causes Of Construction Accidents
Construction sites are known as one of the most dangerous places to work, with hazardous material and situations being a part of everyday life. There are many different ways that an accident can happen on a construction site, but some causes are more common than others. If you or a loved one has been injured on a construction site, the experienced Houston personal injury lawyers at the Gilde Law Firm are here to help. Call the office or contact us today to schedule a free consultation of your claims today.
What Causes Construction Site Accidents?
While a construction site accident can happen almost anywhere and at any time, the following causes contribute to many injuries in this dangerous workplace:
Falling is called one of the “fatal four” construction causes, as it routinely accounts for almost one-third of all construction site deaths. Falls happen when workers are operating at heights or when there are openings in the ground. Falls also happen on stairs, scaffolds, and ladders when there is improper safety protection for workers.
Struck by an object
Being struck by an object is another common cause for construction site accidents. This often happens when workers do not have the proper training to secure their equipment or navigate a construction site safely.
Electrocution is another cause of construction site accidents when people come in contact with a live electrical current. This can happen when digging in the ground, working in a building with live wires, or when working with various electrified equipment on the job.
Slip and falls
Slip and falls also cause many accidents on construction sites. This type of accident happens most often when worksites are not kept safe. Wet, icy, or slick surfaces can cause people on construction sites to slip, fall, and seriously hurt themselves.
Lastly, vehicle accidents cause many injuries on construction sites. These occur with regular vehicles navigating the site as well as larger vehicles like backhoes, forklifts, graders, and dump trucks.
Compensation for Construction Accident Injuries
Injuries caused on a construction site can be devastating for accident victims and deserve to be fully compensated under Texas law. For workers hurt on a construction site, workers’ compensation benefits in the form of medical coverage, wage loss compensation, vocational rehabilitation, permanent disability compensation, and death benefits are available. For others injured on a construction site, a personal injury claim can help cover the economic and noneconomic damage caused by the accident. Compensation for a personal injury claim includes the following:
- Medical expenses,
- Wage loss,
- Property damage,
- Loss of future earning potential,
- Pain and suffering,
- Emotional distress,
- Disfigurement, and
- Loss of enjoyment of life.
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If you or a loved one has been hurt on a construction site in the Houston area, the skilled and compassionate personal injury lawyers at the Gilde Law Firm are here to help you get the compensation that you deserve for your case. Call the office or contact us today to schedule a consultation of your injury case now.