Construction accidents can lead to severe injuries for workers. Unfortunately, these incidents are not uncommon, and our Dallas construction accident attorneys are here to help victims secure any compensation they are entitled to. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, we know that the workers’ compensation system sometimes fails construction workers who are hurt on the job. We will work to secure any compensation a person is due in the aftermath of these incidents.
According to the US Occupational and Safety Health Administration (OSHA), the construction industry presents serious risks to workers. Data available from the latest reporting year shows us that 21.1% of all worker deaths in the US were the result of construction injuries. There are many reasons why construction workers face more risks than those in other industries.
These workers operate around heavy machinery and equipment on a regular basis. Some of the most common causes of construction site accidents include:
Construction accident injuries can range from minor to severe, but even relatively minor injuries can result in a worker losing work days and income. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, it is not uncommon for our Dallas construction accident lawyers to help clients who have sustained the following:
In the construction industry, workers can also sustain injuries and illnesses over longer periods of time due to exposure to hazardous elements and conditions on the job. This can include hearing and vision loss, serious respiratory illnesses, and certain occupational cancers.
Unfortunately, there are times when employers or workers’ compensation insurers delay or deny injury claims. When this happens, workers can be left with large medical bills and no income to support themselves or their families.
If you or somebody you care about works in construction and has been hurt on the job, you may need legal assistance to secure the compensation you deserve. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, we are ready to investigate these incidents and order to secure any compensation a construction worker deserves. This can include:
In many construction accident injury cases, it may be possible to file a lawsuit against a third party that was involved. When you need a Dallas construction accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling us at 214-295-2900.