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.
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:
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!