Q: What is the most common type of accident in the construction industry in Texas?
A Texas personal injury attorney sees individuals with construction injuries of all types, from electrical shocks to injuries from faulty equipment. However, some types of injuries are more common than others.
Falls are the most common type of injury on a construction site. Most construction projects involve workers performing their job high off the ground at some point during the project, putting workers at risk of falling from:
- elevator shafts; and
- holes in flooring.
Construction-related falls may be caused by faulty equipment, insufficient safety training, lack of supervision, or lack of proper warning procedures. Falls may cause serious and life-threatening injuries like broken bones, chronic back pain, internal damage, and traumatic head injuries. What's more, a fall can be a terrifying experience that may cause a long-term fear of heights and other anxiety issues.
Many construction site falling accidents that result in injury may be prevented by implementing some basic safety measures, although in some cases the fall may be caused by faulty equipment. In any case, victims of fall injuries should speak with a Texas personal injury attorney. An attorney will help you assess who is responsible for the accident and guide you through your options for filing a claim.
Contacting a Texas Personal Injury Attorney
Attorney Steve Lee has over 35 years experience helping accident victims. If you've been injured at a construction site, we will fight for your right to compensation and make sure you're treated fairly and with respect. Call for a free consultation - 713-921-4172.