Construction sites are one of the most dangerous work environments. Construction crew workers have to deal with numerous hazards which can lead to serious injuries, lifelong disabilities and fatalities. If you have been injured while on the job due to a construction site accident contact our dedicated and knowledgeable Southeast Texas Construction work injury attorneys.
What Separates The Bryant Law Firm from other Construction Site Injury Attorneys in Texas – We understand there can be many legal counsel choices available for Construction site accident litigation in the State of Texas. However, we believe we can provide you with the legal representation you need so that you can be fully and justly compensated for your injuries. Below is a brief list of what we can provide you with:
State and Federal law have strict guidelines for the safety of construction sites. However may construction sites fail to meet strict federal rules and requirements. If violations of OSHA standards have been a contributing factor in the injuries you suffered on a construction site, recovery may be obtainable.
If you have suffered any injuries resulting from a violation of safety protocols set by OSHA or violation of Texas Construction site safety laws contact our Houston office today.
Ear damage is one of the most common workplace injuries on construction and demolition sites. As the noise level on a construction site increases, so does the probability of damages to your hearing. Federal OSHA law recommends that workplace noise levels be kept below 85 dBA as an 8-hour time-weighted average. However many construction sites fail to abide by such recommendations.
There are several signs of hearing loss. If you work on a construction site and have experienced any of these symptoms, contact a trained medical health professional for a proper diagnosis and treatment.
How hearing loss happens – Hearing loss can take place from a onetime exposure, sudden noise, such as powerful explosions, or repetitive damage to the ear from prolonged exposure to noisy environment. Sadly construction site workers are prone to experiencing both issues at their place of work.
Fall on construction sites are frequent at most building sites. Due to the high rate of fall, roofing is one of the most dangerous jobs on a construction site. Many hardhat workers are frequently injured from falls during the construction process. Federal OSHA laws require that fall protection be provided at four feet in general industry, five feet in maritime and six feet in construction. Also fall protection must always be given when working over dangerous equipment and construction site machinery.
What are the major types of fall hazards in construction sites – Dangerous construction site conditions resulting in falls include:
If you have suffered injuries resulting from a construction site fall contact The Bryant Law Firm for a Free No Cost evaluation with one of our construction injury attorneys.
Transportation related accidents are one of the leading causes of personal injury on construction sites. Often construction crews are pinned against a truck, struck by vehicles or involved in vehicle collisions. In many instances, construction sites fail to properly designate road areas and fail to employ proper lighting.
Steps that should be taken to protect crew on construction sites from auto and truck accidents:
Scaffolds are temporary platforms built on many construction sites around Houston and Southeast Texas. Scaffold are built so workers are able to reach heights that are unreachable.
According to Federal Construction site accident statistics, 60% of construction workers use scaffolds during their jobs. Close to 5,000 individuals are injured each year in scaffolding accidents.
Common Causes of Scaffolding Accidents – There are numerous reasons for scaffolding accidents. Some of the most common are as follows:
Construction Zone Amputation Injuries – Loss of Limbs and Severed body parts due to defective machinery
Work Site Debris – Leading to slip and fall injuries such as brain injuries and spinal cord injuries
Construction Site Fires and Explosions – Leading to severe burn injuries, chemical burns, blindness, and loss of hearing from the shock wave of a blast
Defective Ladders or Misuse of Ladder and Step ladders – including failure to properly clean and inspect ladder before use, carrying a heavy and uneven payload while stepping in a ladder, or using home ladders for industrial use.