If you work in the
construction industry, you’re likely well-aware that you work in one of the most
dangerous occupations that exists. Between working from heights, working
with heavy machinery, sharp instruments, working around loud noise, and
let us not forget poorly trained co-workers or subcontractors, it’s
a dangerous job but somebody has to do it.
According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA),
nearly 6.5 million people work in construction on any given day in America.
OSHA reports that the fatal injury rate in the construction industry is
higher than the national average for all industries.
What are some of the biggest hazards on the construction site?
- Falls from ladders
- Falls from heights
- Chemical burns
- Trench collapse
- Forklift accidents
- Electrical incidents
- Scaffold collapse
- Crane accidents
According to OSHA, one out of every five fatalities involves a construction
worker. Despite having a high fatality rate, the construction industry
can be made safer when employers implement effective safety programs.
Unfortunately, these types of programs aren’t implemented enough.
As a construction worker, you have the right to work in a safe environment
that is free of known dangers. If your employer is not following OSHA’s
safety standards, or if you are constantly working around serious hazards,
you have a right to file a complaint with OSHA.
Under OSHA law, employers are prohibited from retaliating against workers
for exercising their rights – including the right to report an injury
or a safety concern.
I’m injured. What do I do next?
If you have been injured on a construction site, contact a Dallas
personal injury lawyer from the Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC. Since workers’ compensation
is not compulsory in Texas, you may or may not have a
workers’ compensation claim. However, regardless of how or where the accident occurred, there
is a good chance that you do have a valid personal injury claim.
We can evaluate the details of your accident to determine who is legally
liable for your injuries under the law. When injured on-the-job, you deserve
to be fully compensated for your injuries!
Call now to receive the outstanding legal representation you deserve!