San Antonio Construction Accident Attorneys
Construction 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 (OSHA). This data reveals that the construction industry is the source of a high number of deaths. According to 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.
If you have experienced a personal injury while working, call the San Antonio construction accident attorneys at Arnold & Itkin today at (888) 493-1629
Construction Accident FAQs
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 hazards 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.
San Antonio construction accidents include:
- Slips and falls
- Scaffolding accidents
- Exposure to toxic substances
- Accidents involving machines
- Electric shock
- Roofing collapse
- Falling objects
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 a 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. Doing so has advantages—more losses may be claimed.
Compensation construction workers in San Antonio may be entitled to after an accident include:
- 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
If you want to know if it would be better for you to file a personal injury claim instead of seeking workers’ compensation, Arnold & Itkin LLP is here to provide the guidance you need. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation and will give you honest feedback about your case. Call (888) 493-1629 for your free case review!
Call Arnold & Itkin’s San Antonio Construction Accident Attorneys Today
If you have been injured due to the negligence of your employer, recovery is possible. When you contact Arnold & Itkin, you will be getting a team that has won billions of dollars in settlements and victories for clients. Construction workers have options if they are experiencing medical debt and a decline in their quality of life because of a worksite accident. Call today to find out how Arnold & Itkin can fight for you. Our attorneys have a history of results, with billions of dollars in verdicts and settlements secured for clients. Importantly, we do not charge you any fees unless we win compensation for you. From the initial investigation to the courtroom, Arnold & Itkin will build a strong case to fight for the results that you and your family deserve.
Contact us today at (888) 493-1629 to speak to our San Antonio construction accident attorneys for a free case review.