Every year, construction site accidents affect millions of Americans. Because of the inherent dangers involved in the construction industry, employees are at a substantially higher risk for injuries and death than other occupations. Many such cases are a direct result of a company’s irresponsibility at the worksite.
OSHA is the governing body that determines and enforces safety precautions for all industries. In the construction industry, OSHA requires safety equipment and training to guard against falls, hazardous energy and materials, machinery, and more. When organizations don’t follow strict protocol, OSHA issues citations. Unfortunately, this happens quite often. In fact, citations for inadequate fall protection in the construction industry were the most common citation in 2015. Sadly, this indicates how many lives are lost each year because of these preventable events.
According to OSHA and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, injuries from construction work can be deadly. According to their numbers, 4,679 workers died on the job in 2014 alone. The vast majority of these workers (one out of five to be exact) were in the construction industry. This field is particularly dangerous, and more than half of these workers died as a result of what the industry calls the “Fatal Four”:
To file a personal injury claim, courts expect you to prove your employer was negligent in some way, either because he or she failed to provide adequate safety equipment, trained you and/or coworkers improperly, forced you to work in unsafe conditions, or similar reasons. There are a multitude of ways employer negligence may have caused your accident, and your attorney will help you identify whether or not you have a case.
The Law Firm of Aaron A. Herbert offers those who have suffered injuries on construction sites experienced legal help. We represent victims of construction site falls and other accidents in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Attorney Aaron A. Herbert is proud to be a part of the 2% of Board Certified Personal Injury attorneys in the state. We offer a free consultation and there is no fee or expense unless you recover. If you’re in the San Antonio area reach out to our San Antonio Slip and Fall lawyers.