Construction Accident Attorneys 
in San Antonio, Texas

Construction Site Injury Lawyers in San Antonio Fighting for Workers

Construction workers face one of the most dangerous jobs in the United States, according to statistics collected by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This data reveals that the construction industry is the source of a high number of deaths. Per research, construction workers account for 1 out of every 5 workplace deaths in private industry jobs. In 2016, of the 4,693 American workers who lost their lives on the job, 991 of them were construction workers.

Construction workers are likely unsurprised to learn these numbers. Each day, they face dangers like falling from heights, being injured by heavy machinery, and being poisoned by toxic substances. While these risks are normal hazards of a construction site, employers have a responsibility to protect the well-being of those who work for them.

OSHA was established in 1971 to hold employers accountable when they fail to implement proper safety standards at their workplace. So far, the organization has managed to lower the daily death rate of workers from 38 to 14. However, with 2,100 inspectors who are designated to watch over 8 million worksites, employers that do not value safety often slip through the cracks of the system. These employers must be held accountable for the sake of future employees.

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What Are the Most Common Construction Accidents?

While studying the causes of fatalities at American construction sites, OSHA identified that the majority of accidents are caused by four main hazards. These sources, known as the Fatal Four, account for 63 percent of deaths in the construction industry. If the Fatal Four were eliminated, 631 workers that died in 2016 would potentially still be alive today.

The Fatal Four consists of the following:

  • Falls (38.7%)
  • Struck by Object (9.4%)
  • Electrocutions (8.3%)
  • Caught-In/Between (7.3%)

Each of these is preventable if those who oversee construction sites placed an increased emphasis on safety. The prevention of these hazards could save hundreds of lives every year. Unfortunately, employers frequently prioritize profits over safety and choose to cut corners in the hopes that they will not have to pay for their negligence down the line.

How Are San Antonio Construction Workers Injured?

The Fatal Four is just a preview of the most common types of construction accidents. In San Antonio, construction accidents happen in a variety of ways and, though not always fatal, they often cause serious injuries.

Common San Antonio construction accidents include:

  • Slips and falls
  • Scaffolding accidents
  • Exposure to toxic substances
  • Accidents involving machines
  • Electric shock
  • Roofing collapse
  • Falling objects
  • Crane accidents

How Do I Know If I Should File a Claim?

No-fault workers' compensation insurance ensures that an employee can receive a certain amount of compensation no matter who is at fault for their accident. The injury only must happen while the employee is working for their company to qualify for workers’ compensation. However, those who are seriously injured may want to consider making a civil claim against their employer. Those injured at work have a limited time to file a personal injury claim against their employer.

Construction workers may be entitled to compensation such as:

  • Medical bills caused by the accident
  • Future medical costs
  • Physical and mental pain and suffering caused by the accident
  • The loss of wages while recovering from the accident

Fighting for Injured San Antonio Construction Workers. No Matter What.

At Arnold & Itkin, we are proud to fight for what’s right. When construction workers are injured on the job, it’s often due to negligent behavior on behalf of the construction company. Whether you’ve been injured or a loved one has been killed by one of the Fatal Four or you’re just not sure where to turn, you can call on Arnold & Itkin’s San Antonio construction accident attorneys. Our team has won billions of dollars for our clients and settled countless claims.

Don’t let a construction injury destroy your future. Call (888) 493-1629 to learn more about how Arnold & Itkin can help you!

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