While construction is the largest industry in America, construction site accidents are also the deadliest and responsible for thousands of injuries each year. If you are suffering from an injury on a dangerous job site, look to our Pasadena construction accident attorneys to help you recover compensation and move on with your life.
SJ Injury Attorneys is always available day or night to take your calls and answer any questions you may have. We take pride in the priority we place on serving our clients' needs. Being injured on a construction site can cause serious physical and emotional trauma, which is why we are here to deliver the personalized support you need.
Common Types of Construction Accidents
The construction industry poses a number of risks for workers, due in large part to the inherently dangerous nature of the job. When workers, supervisors, and construction companies fail to follow all applicable safety rules and OSHA-mandated regulations, it can lead to serious accidents.
Some of the most common types of construction accidents include:
- Falling from unsafe scaffolding, ladders, and other heights
- Being hit by falling debris
- Slip and fall accidents
- Heavy machinery and equipment accidents
- Being trapped between materials
- Machine entanglement
- Trench, structure, and ground collapse
- Toxic exposure
- Explosions, fires, and electrocution
- Power line injuries
Falls are perhaps the most common of all construction accidents and can lead to severe, life-altering injuries, such as fractures, head injuries, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and paralysis. In many cases, falls on construction sites are fatal. All too often, these falls result from unsafe worksites, uncommunicated hazards, OSHA violations, and other forms of negligence. When this is the case, or when any construction injury results from negligence, injured workers or their surviving family members can take legal action by filing a workers' compensation claim or a third-party injury claim.
Pursuing All Types of Injury Claims
Although most employees who are hurt on the job are entitled to benefits from workers' compensation, these are typically inadequate in the face of all the expenses that come from a construction site injury. For example, workers' compensation benefits do not provide an avenue for pain and suffering damages—which can be significant when you're permanently disabled as a result of the accident. Additionally, your workers' compensation benefits only replace a fraction of your total lost income.
The legal team at SJ Injury Attorneys can hold multiple parties accountable for your injuries, including the building owner, contractors, engineers, electricians, and others. We will conduct a thorough investigation to identify all potentially liable parties and maximize your available compensation.
Get the Representation You Need With Our Pasadena Construction Accident Attorneys
Our Pasadena construction accident attorneys are here to offer the professional legal advice and guidance that you need following a serious accident. In addition to providing passionate advocacy on behalf of our clients, attorney Chris Soileau has previous experience in the medical field—giving him empathetic insight into the problems injury victims face as they work towards recovery.
The faster you can get in touch with our firm, the better your chances are of obtaining the compensation you need for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Delays can make it more difficult to obtain the evidence necessary to build a strong claim for damages.
SJ Injury Attorneys serves clients throughout Texas, including those in Houston, Pasadena, Baytown, Clear Lake, Webster, Friendswood, Deer Park, LaPorte, Texas City, League City, Galveston, Pearland, Spring, Katy, Channelview, Jersey Village, and Missouri City. Contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation initial consultation.