Construction can be a very dangerous industry to work in. Construction sites filled with heavy machinery, dozens of people, and potentially harmful chemicals create an inherently intense workplace, but these factors are made into real-life threats when construction managers and supervisors fail to protect their employees.
Construction workers who have been injured on the job should be aware of their rights. If you work in construction and you have been hurt due to an unsafe workplace, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other losses you experienced as a result of your accident. The Pusch & Nguyen Law Firm works closely with our clients to help them develop their cases and win construction accident lawsuits. Call us today at 210-702-3000 to schedule your free consultation and learn more about how we can represent you in a court of law.
Many construction accidents involve laborers falling from steep heights. Unfortunately, this is yet another type of construction accident that could be taken care of in a much safer fashion. 21st construction equipment features safety harnesses and anti-accident protection features that help laborers use them with ease and peace of mind. But if your employer isn’t taking it seriously, you may be at risk of injury.
Some of the most common types of construction accidents include, but are not limited to:
Spinal cord injury is a serious problem that can change the rest of a person’s life. This type of injury takes place when the spinal cord is exposed to severe damage to its seven cervical vertebrae or lower vertebrae. When this happens, individuals will be at risk of paraplegia, or quadriplegia.
Burn injuries are also common on construction sites. Depending on the project, construction sites will feature highly combustible materials and substances, which means that workers will be at risk for sudden fires that can lead to second and third-degree burns. In addition to burns, many construction workers also suffer from excessive smoke inhalation after being exposed to a workplace fire.
Traumatic brain injury is another common injury that takes place during construction accidents. Commonly known as TBI, this type of injury occurs when an individual suffers from a strong or sudden hit, jolt, or impact to their skull area. When this happens, many victims report symptoms such as dizziness, loss of concentration, and blurred vision. However, severe cases of TBI can cause extreme abnormalities such as severe vomiting, headaches, an sudden mood changes. On a construction site, this injury may take place as a result of site supervisors not mandating protective headwear for all workers.
Above all injury, construction accidents can result in death. Whether it is a steep fall, deadly fire, or sudden explosion, there are deadly events that can take place during a workday on a construction site. In the event of a deadly construction accident injury, family members of the victim are encouraged to file a wrongful death lawsuit on their behalf.
No construction accident should have to result in a blue-collar worker’s life being ruined. Many construction workers are the sole breadwinners for their families, and if they are hurt on the job, multiple lives can suffer as the result of insurmountable medical bills, lost income, and diminished earnings potential.
Have you been injured in a construction workplace accident and you’re unsure of what to do next? If your injury has led to extensive medical bills, a loss of income, emotional damages, and other tangible losses, we can help. At the Pusch & Nguyen Law Firm, our legal team specializes in personal injury lawsuits in San Antonio. And we work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you only pay us if we win your lawsuit. For more information on how we can be of assistance, call us today at 210-702-3000 to schedule a free consultation.