Construction Accident Attorneys Serving Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
Geoffrey Dashner, Attorney at Law, represents clients who have been seriously injured in construction accidents in Dallas TX and throughout the DFW area. There are many factors to consider and questions to ask when proving negligence at a work accident site. Our construction accident attorneys are well versed in safety standards, scrutinizing construction sites and seeking out experts to determine why accidents occur. If you have been injured on a construction site, call our skilled personal injury attorneys today for a free consultation at 972-793-8989 or 817-864-9980.
When Construction Work Sites Become Dangerous
A work site that does not make sure the equipment is serviced regularly is one that is managed negligently. Faulty cranes can drop a heavy load unexpectedly, and it can land on anyone in the area. Hazardous areas are supposed to have clear markings that keep you from going into them. If you unknowingly enter a dangerous area that is left unmarked, you can fall, trip or walk into fans, belts or saws.
Your construction work site can easily turn into a dangerous place when proper precautions are not taken. Falls are especially harmful and often result in serious personal injuries. Regulations are supposed to make sure that railings protect you from going off an exposed edge. Falling from a height onto debris or sharp objects does not have to happen when the proper safety precautions are in place.
If scaffolding is not properly shored and supported, it can give way and anyone standing on it can easily fall. Making sure that a construction work site is safe requires constant maintenance by the managers and owners who are responsible for it. As a worker just trying to do a good job, you expect management to provide precautions that protect you from injury. When management fails to keep a site safe and you get hurt, you need a personal injury lawyer in Irving.
Types of Accidents at Construction Sites
Approximately 40% of all construction site fatalities involve electrocution. Other accidents and injuries that can take place at a construction site include:
- Falling at the Job Site
- Mechanical Hazards
- Crane Accidents
- Oil Field Drilling Accidents
- Scaffolding Accidents
- Compressed Gases Hazards
- Dangerous/Defective Tools and Machines
- Welding, Cutting and Brazing Accidents
Construction Industry Dangers
Working in the construction industry is one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. Workers all over the United States are injured or killed in construction accidents each year. Considering the growth of construction in Texas today, here are some key points you should know about construction injuries:
- Construction companies are responsible for thoroughly inspecting each site with safety engineers and providing safety programs for employees. When these measures are not implemented or fail to protect construction workers, the owners, architects, insurance companies, and equipment manufacturers can be held legally responsible.
- Third-party negligence means the manufacturers of the various equipment and products used on the site can be found liable. It is also possible that subcontractors and even the general contractor may be contractually responsible for damages.
- Workers compensation provides those workers injured on the job or suffering from a disease while in the course of employment, benefits that include payments based on the employee’s wages and total or partial disability. Unfortunately, this alone may not be enough compensation.
Construction Accident Legal Representation
Construction sites that are not managed properly have many places where a person can get injured. When you work on a construction site, you expect that safety precautions are provided to keep you safe. The Dashner Law Firm is an authority on personal injury, with an outstanding record of helping construction workers get compensated for injuries on the work site. If you need help getting the compensation you deserve, Attorney Dashner can give you the best guidance that is available anywhere.
Negligent care of equipment or safety measures that are ignored often means that you can get hurt while you do your job. It happens to about one in every ten construction workers every year. Getting effective representation for a construction accident is the best chance you have to recover your losses when you are injured on the job. The attorneys at the Dashner Law Firm have helped many other construction workers receive compensation for injuries similar to yours.
What to Do if Injured at a Construction Site
If you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one in a construction accident due to wrongful death, the Dashner Law Firm can help protect your rights and assist you in recovering the highest compensation. We help our clients fight back with cases expertly and expediently handled by our team of trusted advisors and knowledgeable legal team.
Contact our Irving TX construction accident lawyers today. The Dashner Law Firm reputation for favorable verdicts and settlements for our clients is built on unparalleled compassion, strategy, and performance. Call 972-793-8989 or 817-864-9980 now.