Houston Construction Accident Attorney

Morrow & Sheppard LLP is privileged to represent workers who are unnecessarily injured while working on construction projects.

Please click here for a free, confidential consultation to discuss your legal rights with a qualified Houston construction accident attorney before they are jeopardized by a corporation, employer, or insurance company.

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 companies involved took proper safety precautions and properly trained the individuals working onsite.

The law protects these injured workers in Texas. The workers and their families are often entitled to hire a Houston personal injury attorney and bring legal claims that hold the companies responsible. These lawsuits do not just ensure that the victims are made whole for mountains of medical bills and lost wages, they also prevent similar accidents from happening again.

“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 you or somebody you love was injured while at work on a construction site, speak with a dedicated Houston construction accident attorney as soon as possible.

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

There are much more. To learn about what kinds of safety laws may have applied to your Texas accident, contact a knowledgeable construction accident lawyer in Houston.

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 accident attorney with experience handling construction accident claims and that will work tirelessly with you and your famiy to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve following the accident. Please call our office now at (713) 489-1206 for a free, confidential consultation.

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