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Construction Accidents in Texas

By Jimmy Doan  Jan. 7, 2011 3:00p

One of the most deadly jobs in the Nation is the construction industry. Every year, one in ten construction workers are injured on the job. According to The Department of Labor, there are approximately 150,000 construction accidents each year. The numbers are staggering, however, construction comes with a multitude of hazards, in which case injury, is imminent. From the dangers of operating heavy equipment, to power saws and scaffolding, construction workers are risking their lives every day they are on the job. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  • Workers between the ages of 25 and 34 are most likely to be injured
  • Most injured workers lose approximately 31 days of work
  • Construction workers are most likely to injure their back and trunk
  • The leading cause of injury is construction parts and materials which involve outside sources, followed by falls and contact with equipment
  • Approximately 1,000 construction workers die each year while on site
  • 30% of construction deaths are due to falls from scaffolds, roofs and other heights

Construction Accident Attorney in Houston

Construction accidents are very common, and there are as many different causes as there are potential injuries. If you or someone you love has been injured on the job, it's very important that you seek the advice of an experienced Houston accident lawyer who is well versed in both workers compensation and personal injury law. An attorney can help you determine who the liable party is, for example, if you were injured by defective equipment, the manufacturer may be responsible. Regardless of who is responsible for your injury, you deserve compensation for your losses. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages. At the Doan Law Firm, P.C., we will fight aggressively in order to help you receive maximum compensation for your injuries.

Contact a Houston Construction Accident Lawyer at our firm today for a free consultation.

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