Construction sites are among the most dangerous job sites in the U.S. Any construction worker can tell you that numerous dangers exist at every Houston job site, even the sites that are well supervised and organized. At a construction site, even a minor error can have drastic consequences that can cause disabilities and even death.
There are some common types of construction accidents, including falling objects hitting workers, slips and falls, electrocutions, machinery accidents, accidents involving scaffolding or ladders, and even explosions. Many of those accidents can cause significant injuries that may require ongoing medical treatment, and can even result in permanent disability or death. Some of the most common injuries that occur on construction sites include broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, amputations, back injuries, and even death.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has set forth a series of regulations designed to protect workers in all industries, including construction. There are specific standards that apply to construction that OSHA has published. If you or a loved one has been harmed in an accident on a construction site, there is a strong likelihood that the OSHA rules have been violated, and that can be helpful in your case.
Most construction workers are entitled to workers’ compensation, which provides compensation for medical expenses and a portion of lost wages for injured workers. Most construction workers cannot sue their employers directly, but may be able to sue any third party that contributed to the injuries.
If you have been injured in an accident on a Houston construction site, call the Houston personal injury attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. They can help. Call them to schedule a free consultation, or visit them on Google Plus to learn more about the firm.