There were nearly 4,000 private industry worker fatalities in 2013. Over 20 percent – nearly 1,000 deaths – were in construction.
Every year the number of nonfatal accidents far exceeds the number of deadly accidents. These accidents are just as tragic and just and devastating for the workers involved and their families.
The vast majority of both fatal and nonfatal construction accidents could have been prevented if the construction companies involved took proper workplace safety precautions and properly trained the individuals working onsite.
The law protects these injured workers in Texas. The construction workers and their families are often entitled to hire a Houston construction accident attorney and bring legal claims that hold the construction companies responsible. These lawsuits do not just ensure that the accident victims are made whole for mountains of medical bills and lost wages, they also prevent similar accidents from happening again.