Work Site And Construction Accidents

Preventable work site and construction site injuries are a common occurrence in Beaumont, Port Arthur and surrounding areas with all the construction, expansion and economic growth we have. According to OSHA, an average of 13 workers are killed per day on the job site, and nearly 4 million are seriously injured each year. Whether caused by an employer, contractor or subcontractor, each has a duty to provide a safe working environment for those they work around. Employers and contractors also have an obligation to ensure that their workers are properly trained and that the equipment they use is safe.

Work site accidents come in a variety of forms and can result in wrongful death. Many times, companies know about these hazards and fail to take the necessary steps to remedy them before an accident occurs. Common causes of work site accidents include:

  • Improper or inadequate warning signs
  • Falls
  • Crane operation
  • Scaffolding and structure collapse
  • Electrocution
  • Fires
  • Explosions
  • Equipment malfunction
  • Defective design
  • Unsafe working conditions
  • Failure to provide safety equipment
  • Failure to properly train and supervise workers
  • Failure to follow safety protocol and OSHA regulations
  • Co-worker or contractor negligence

We also help workers recover from accidents known as caught-in hazards, which according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are one of the four most deadly hazards found at construction sites. Caught-in/between accidents usually involve heavy equipment, and a worker becoming trapped either inside of or in between large objects.

Cases involving work site accidents can be especially complicated because it may be hard to determine who is responsible for your injuries. A skilled lawyer can look at the details of your case and explain your options for recovery after another's negligence causes you harm.

Call Today To Schedule A Consultation

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed on the job, do not sign a liability release before speaking with an injury or wrongful death attorney. Call The Daws Law Firm at 409-838-6000 or reach us online using our contact form to find out what is best for you.