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Anyone who works in the construction industry knows just how dangerous
the job is, with a long list of potentially lethal hazards facing them
every day they go to work. Insecure scaffolding and ladders, exposed electricity,
trucks, earth movers and other heavy machinery, power tools, trench collapse,
crane collapse, lack of proper respiratory protection and careless, reckless
or inexperienced crew members all pose an ever-present risk of catastrophic
injury or death on a daily basis.
As a result, accidents are common, and many of them leave the worker permanently
disabled or even dead. If you or a loved one was hurt while working on
a construction accident, it's important to know that you have legal options. Contact
our team at Farah Law to learn how our construction accident lawyers in El Paso can help you.
Common Causes of Construction Injuries
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that construction was the second-most
dangerous industry in Texas in 2010, with 89 workplace fatalities occurring
on construction sites. According to the Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA), construction accidents accounted for 17.5 percent
of all deaths in the workplace in 2011, with the "Fatal Four."
These comprise nearly 60% of all construction accident deaths and include:
Being struck by an object
Being caught in or between objects
Compensation for Injured Construction Workers in Texas
Whether you have been seriously injured or have lost a family member in
a construction accident in El Paso, it is vital that you hire an experienced
construction accident attorney who can help you prepare your accident
claim and maximize the compensation you can receive for your losses. In
many cases, a construction accident will be covered by workers' compensation.
Texas is the only state in the country which allows employers to choose
whether they want to carry workers' compensation insurance, so it may
be necessary to sue your employer for proper compensation in the event
of personal injury or
wrongful death. In either scenario, our construction accident lawyers at
Farah Law is ready to fight for you.
We have helped our clients recover millions of dollars in financial compensation
for their injuries, and we urge you to contact us now to get started on
your claim or take a few minutes to
fill out a free case evaluation form to learn more!