On average, nearly three million workplace injuries and illnesses occur throughout the United States every year. There are a number of different causes for injuries and illnesses in the workplace. The top 10 leading causes of workplace injury include:
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- Overexertion (25.3%)
- Falls onto the same level (15.4%)
- Struck by objects or equipment (8.9%)
- Falls onto a lower level (8.6%)
- Other exertions or bodily reactions (7.2%)
- Roadway incidents (5.3%)
- Slipping or tripping without a fall (3.6%)
- Caught in/compressed by equipment or objects (3.5%)
- Repetitive motions involving micro-tasks (3.1%)
- Struck against objects or equipment (2.9%)
The federal government has established protection for people injured in the workplace under the Occupational Safety and Health act of 1970. Every employee in Texas has the right to a safe workplace. If your injury was the result of someone else’s negligence, or an unsafe workplace then you may be able to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit to hold wrongdoers accountable for their negligent or reckless behavior.
How Can A Personal Injury Attorney Help?
If you have been injured on a construction site and are having trouble getting the just compensation you deserve, contact the Texas accident attorneys of the Felix Gonzalez Law Firm, P.C.
Felix Gonzalez is an experienced trial lawyer who understands Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, as well as understanding what is involved in trying construction injury cases, including the causes of construction accidents and the potential parties that may have contributed to the unsafe work environment.
To help you get just compensation, you need an attorney who is experienced in dealing with construction accident injuries and occupational fatalities. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with experienced attorneys.
Our Texas personal injury attorneys have represented many construction site accident victims. The attorneys at the Felix Gonzalez Law Firm, P.C., understand construction sites and the injuries they can cause. Injuries and wrongful deaths including the following:
- Heavy equipment related accidents
- Crane accidents
- Falls from scaffolding accidents
- Falls from roofs accidents
- Falls through floor opening accidents
- Trenching accidents
When a construction site accident occurs, many times the owners, contractors, sub-contractors, and general contractors can be held responsible for inadequate safety. The general contractor and all subcontractors are required to provide employees a reasonably safe workplace, warn of hazards inherent in the site and work, coordinate job safety and to supervise compliance with safety specifications.
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Contact us today for a free consultation to find out how we may be able to help you.