Construction & Industrial Site & Work-Related Injury Attorneys in Houston
Fighting for the Rights of Injured Workers Throughout Texas
Have you been injured in a construction or other work-related accident in the Houston area? In 2019, there were 608 fatal work accidents in Texas—most of which were caused by transportation accidents and falls, slips, or trips—as well as numerous non-fatal incidents that disrupted the victim’s lives. If you or a loved one has been injured at work, you deserve to be more than just a number—you need a lawyer who will stand up for your rights by ensuring you receive just compensation while you focus on healing.
lawyers at FileASuit.com is here to help. The Houston construction site and work-related injury lawyers at fileasuit.com are passionate about providing our clients with personalized representation tailored to their unique situations. We understand that this is a stressful and challenging time for you and are willing to go above and beyond to ensure you receive the compensation and medical treatment you need to make your best possible recovery.
Common Construction & Industrial Site Accidents
Construction sites are one of the most hazardous workplaces nationwide. In the year 2017, 183 Texans died in construction-related accidents according to the Global Construction Review. That equals one fatality every two days.
The most common construction accidents include:
- Being struck by an object
- Building/structural collapse
- Chemical exposure
- Defective equipment
- Falling objects
- Falls from heights
- Fires and explosions
- Job-related motor vehicle accidents
Accidents Commonly Associated with Other Jobs
Construction accidents may be among the most common and dangerous work-related accidents, but the fact is that anyone can get hurt on the job regardless of their career.
- Repetitive stress injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome and back pain are very common among office workers, factory workers, and others who perform repeated motions over and over again on a regular basis. This is why ergonomic working conditions are regular breaks are important.
- Slip and fall injuries can occur at any worksite and are, in fact, one of the most ubiquitous work injures. Slips, trips, and falls are most commonly caused by wet or uneven flooring, cables and other obstructions in walkways, poor lighting conditions, and lack of safety measures. Make sure to keep your workplace free from spills and clutter and always display signage to warn others of potential hazards like wet floors and broken steps.
- Toxic exposure can occur at any workplace that deals with dangerous chemicals and other substances such as asbestos, lead, mercury, arsenic, and pesticides. Your employer is responsible for ensuring safety measures are in place to prevent chemical exposure accidents and illnesses.
- Motor vehicle accidents of all kinds are common among delivery drivers, truckers, school and city bus operators, rideshare employees, and other similar professions. Drive carefully!
How to File a Claim for a Work-Related Accident
After suffering an injury at work, the first and most important thing that you must do is seek medical attention. This is vital for two reasons:
- It could save your life. Often after getting into an accident, people don’t take their injuries seriously when, in fact, many injuries that seem minor or nonexistent at first can cause serious problems in the future if left untreated. Regardless of how bad the accident seemed, schedule a checkup as soon as you can to ensure you haven’t sustained internal or other serious injuries.
- It will help you prove your work injury claim. If you file a workers’ compensation claim only for your employer and their insurer to find out you didn’t get treated for any injuries, your claim will likely be dismissed as false.
Other steps to take after a construction or other work-related accident include:
- In writing, send a message to your employer describing how, when, and where the accident occurred within 30 days of the incident. Your employer will then initiate the claim. Wait for your employer to provide you with the necessary paperwork and other documentation.
- Keep all copies of any relevant correspondence with your employer as well as receipts, bills, paperwork, and anything else associated with your claim.
- Consult with a local work injury lawyer to ensure that your employer is undergoing the process fairly and that you receive the compensation you deserve.
Construction and industrial site injury claims can get convoluted because—since there are so many parties involved in construction work—the construction worker’s employer isn’t always at fault for the accident. Instead, you may have to file a third-party claim against a contractor, manufacturer, or another entity.
Regardless of the complexity of your construction or other industrial site injury claim, the team at fileasuit.com is here to back you up. We are proud to be a small, boutique firm capable of providing our clients with personalized, around the clock attention. Yet, with our decades of experience and fighting spirit, we have what it takes to ensure your rights are upheld—even if we have to take your employer to court.
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