Construction Accidents

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More than $1 Billion Handled for Injured Workers in Construction Accidents

Our Houston construction accident lawyers are privileged to represent construction workers who are unnecessarily injured while working on construction projects throughout the United States with a focus in Texas and Louisiana. From residential projects to commercial high rises, men and women of different construction trades including helpers, iron and steel workers, electricians, masons, welders, carpenters, glaziers, plumbers, and painters support themselves and their loved ones from these jobs that are so critical to the growth and success of Texas and the United States. If you or a loved one was injured or tragically killed in a workplace accident, it is important to contact Morrow & Sheppard Law Firm right away to protect your legal rights.

Handling Construction Accident Claims Throughout the United States

  • Millions of Dollars Recovered for Our Clients
  • Hundreds of Cases Won in Excess of $1 Billion
  • Help With All Types of Construction Injuries
  • A Track Record of Success
  • No Fee Unless We Win!

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Preventable Construction Accidents Are Far Too Common

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.

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“Fatal Four” Categories of Construction Accidents

The four leading causes of construction-related on-the-job deaths are:

  1. Fall accidents — 37%
  2. Struck by Object — 10%
  3. Electrocutions — 9%
  4. Caught-in-between two objects — 3%

These causes typically account for as many as 500 construction worker deaths every year. If your loved one was tragically killed while working on a construction site, speak with a dedicated Houston wrongful death attorney for a free consultation as soon as possible.

No Fee Unless We Win

At Morrow & Sheppard LLP, we understand the hardships injured offshore workers or victims and their loved ones face as they try to heal and make sense of their accident. That’s why we work on a contingency-fee basis, which means no fee unless we win your case. Our fee is a percentage of the verdict or settlement we obtain for you.

Section 1926

The Code of Federal Regulations contains several laws intended to protect injured workers. Many are contained in 29 CFR 1926.

Some examples are:

  • 1926.23 – first aid and medical attention
  • 1926.24 – fire protection and prevention
  • 1926.56 – required lighting and illumination
  • 1926.64 – process safety management for highly hazardous chemicals
  • 1926.200 – accident prevention signs and tags
  • 1926.202 – safety barricades
  • 1926.417 – lockout and tagging of electrical circuits
  • 1926.451 – some safety requirements or scaffolding
  • 1926.502 – certain minimum fall protection systems criteria and practices
  • 1926.503 – some of the minimum required fall protection training
  • 1926.1052 – some safety requirements for stairways
  • 1926.1053 – some safety requirements for ladders
  • 1926 Subpart CC – certain basic safety laws for cranes & derricks in construction

Construction Safety Policies and Procedures

Many companies attempt to show a “commitment to safety” by creating safety policies and procedures. When a company fails to follow these policies and procedures and a worker is injured, the company and its lawyers will attempt to highlight every conceivable thing the worker could have done differently, while attempting to hide or run away from the safety policies and procedures they failed to follow. The Houston construction accident attorneys at Morrow & Sheppard LLP work hard to ensure that Texas corporations cannot hide behind their lawyers and fail to disclose these policies and procedures.

Schedule a Consultation with a Houston Construction Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one has been involved in a construction accident, we can help. You need a Houston work injury attorney with experience handling construction accident claims and that will work tirelessly with you and your family to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve following the accident. Please call our office now at (800) 489-2216 for a free, confidential consultation.

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14:43 05 Jan 19
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