Dallas Construction Accident Attorneys
When Workers Are Harmed at Construction Sites, We're Here to Help
If you’re a construction worker who has been injured, or if you lost a loved one in a construction site accident, our team at Arnold & Itkin is here to help you. Since 2004, our attorneys have fought for the rights of the injured, stopping at nothing to get them the medical care and financial stability they need after serious and preventable accidents. We have recovered billions of dollars for our injured clients because of our hard work and our determination to see wrongs set right in civil court. The representation of injured construction workers is an integral part of our firm’s practice. This is because construction is one of the most dangerous industries—and workers need powerful advocates if they are to have a chance of recovering the full benefits they deserve.
We can help construction workers in Dallas and across the U.S. with claims involving:
- Scaffolding accidents
- Ladder and roof accidents
- Crane accidents
- Machinery accidents
- Power tool accidents
- Trench collapses
- Construction vehicle accidents
- Blunt force trauma
- Flying or falling objects
- Crush injuries
- Silicosis and other medical conditions
We also represent people who have lost spouses, parents, children, or other loved ones in Dallas construction site accidents. Call (888) 493-1629 today to find out how we can help you.
Construction Accident Statistics: Texas & Nationwide
12,300 construction workers were injured in Texas in 2018, according to reports compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS also reported that 107 workers lost their lives. That figure represents about 22% of all workplace fatalities in 2018. Safety standards are in place to protect construction workers, but these numbers show that accidents are still continuing to occur in this field more than any other.
More than half of construction worker fatalities across the U.S. can be traced to one of the four following causes, dubbed the “Fatal Four” by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration:
- Falls, which accounted for 33.5% of fatalities in 2018.
- Struck by object accidents, which accounted for 11.1% of fatalities.
- Electrocutions, which accounted for 8.5% of fatalities.
- Caught-in/between accidents, which accounted for 5.5% of fatalities.
These statistics reveal one thing: construction workers face significant dangers each day on the job. Whether you've been in a Dallas scaffolding accident or are suffering after being struck by a heavy object, help is available. Employers are responsible for taking care of their employees and, when they don't, they are liable for damages.
Common Causes of Dallas Construction Accidents
Construction sites can be dangerous places, but this does not mean that accidents "just happen" or that they should be expected or even excused. They have specific causes. Each accident can be traced to one or more factors that led to its occurrence, and in many cases, they can be traced back to a particular decision, act, or failure to act that created an unsafe work environment for the worker who was ultimately injured.
The following are examples of potential construction accident causes:
- Violation of OSHA fall protection standards for ladders or scaffolding
- Defective power tools or construction equipment
- Poorly maintained construction vehicles, tools, or equipment
- Lack of proper safety training and education for construction site workers
- Lack of communication between workers operating cranes or other heavy machinery
- Lack of safety precautions when working with or near electricity and power lines
Employers Are Responsible for Construction Worker Safety
Employers are responsible for worker safety, even in industries like construction where hazards are plenty. They must make sure that construction sites are properly supervised, that workers are trained on safety, that safety standards are implemented, and that equipment is properly maintained. When they put safety second to making deadlines, construction companies put every worker at risk. Our Dallas construction accident attorneys fight to hold them accountable when this happens.
After a Construction Accident: Dos & Don'ts
Here are a few helpful tips we can offer when it comes to dealing with a construction accident:
- DO inform your supervisor or manager that you've been injured.
- DO seek medical attention as quickly as possible, no matter how minor your injuries may seem.
- DO talk to a Dallas construction accident lawyer about your rights and options.
- DON'T sign a statement or accept a settlement before talking to your lawyer.
- DON'T let your employer pressure you to return to work if you aren't ready.
Dallas Construction Accident FAQ
What Causes Construction Worker Injuries & Fatalities?
Safety violations like a lack of standard fall protection, improperly constructed scaffolding, unsafe ladder use, inadequate respiratory protection, and machinery or tool malfunctions are several of the causes behind construction injuries and fatalities. By understanding what caused your accident, we can determine how to help you get the care and support you need. Our Dallas construction accident lawyers work with top experts in engineering, investigation, accident reconstruction, medicine, and other fields to build the strongest cases for our clients. And we’re standing by to see how we can help you.
We also help grieving families get answers after deadly construction accidents. While we can't change what happened, we can work to get solutions to issues such as medical bills, lost wages, funeral expenses, and any other suffering a loved one's construction accident has caused.
Who Is Liable for Dallas Construction Accidents?
Companies in charge of construction sites are responsible for making sure they're safe. Additionally, employers must make sure that their employees are trained, prepared, and have adequate equipment to do the job safely. Since construction accidents are almost always rooted in the operations, workers are rarely—if ever—responsible for causing them.
How Much Does Help from a Dallas Construction Accident Law Firm Cost?
Getting help from Arnold & Itkin LLP costs clients nothing upfront. Since we work on contingency fees, we cover all costs associated with a case and only collect a fee if we win results. This means that we handle court fees, investigative costs, and any other expense associated with your case. If we don't secure compensation for you, you don't pay us. It's that simple!
Our Dallas Construction Accident Lawyers Are Ready to Help: (888) 493-1629
If you need help after a construction accident, we're ready to help. Lost wages, medical bills, and any other damages might be recoverable after your accident. No one should have to suffer because of negligence, and we've stepped in to help workers just like you. In fact, our team has recovered billions of dollars for clients over the years. Whether you need help getting compensation from your small employer or are facing a giant company, we're ready to bring the fight required to help you move forward.