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Texas Construction Site Accidents
Construction is one of the largest industries in America and involves inherently dangerous tasks and work conditions. Accidents on and around construction sites kill and severely injure thousands of workers every single year. Construction accidents are frequently serious, leading to spinal cord injury, brain injury, burn injuries, or even death. Construction accidents often involve OSHA investigations which require a detailed understanding of related OSHA regulations and guidelines. Furthermore, Texas work injuries can lead to cases involving a large number of parties in negotiations and/or a lawsuit.
Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P. has been handling serious construction accidents in Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, and throughout Texas for over 45 years and look forward to helping you if you need an experienced Texas construction accident lawyer.
Construction site accidents can involve:
- Scaffolding Accidents
- Power Line Injuries
- Trenching Injuries and Backhoe Accidents
- Fire and Explosion
- Structure Collapse
- Insufficient Barricades
- Entrapment with equipment
Many construction accidents can be avoided through sound safety practices and/or better equipment. Defective construction equipment like safety harnesses, nail guns, ladders, and protective gear contributes to thousands of workplace accidents each year across the country. Additionally, many serious injuries and deaths at Texas construction sites could have been prevented by more thorough employee training under OSHA rules and regulations.
While many injured workers qualify for workers compensation benefits under the Texas Workers' Compensation Act, there are often other parties who may additionally be liable for your injuries. You need an experienced Texas personal injury lawyer on your side to help you uncover all of the responsible parties so that you can get your medical bills paid, your lost wages recouped and obtain any other damages to which you are entitled. SMSH will look to hold property owners, architects, contractors, and equipment manufacturers responsible for your workplace injuries.
When you call Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P., you will speak with an experienced Texas trial lawyer. If we handle your case, there are no fees unless we recover money on your behalf. Our aggressive personal injury attorneys and litigators will work hard for you to get you the best possible result considering the pain you are dealing with. Contact our construction fatality and construction accident lawyers today for assistance with any questions you may have about your case.