Hundreds if not thousands of construction workers are seriously injured or killed each year as a result of dangerous conditions or hazards that exists at a construction site.
In fact, work injuries are so common that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has published a “Construction’s ‘Fatal Four.’” (continue reading for figures)
In 2017, 4,674 workers died on the job site while working for a private company, 971 or 20.7% of those workplace deaths were in construction — that is, one in five worker deaths last year were in construction.
“The leading causes of private sector worker deaths (excluding highway collisions) in the construction industry were falls, followed by struck by objects, electrocution, and caught-in/between. These “Fatal Four” were responsible for more than half (59.9%) of the construction worker deaths in 2017, BLS reports. Eliminating the Fatal Four would save 582 workers’ lives in America every year.”
- Falls – 381 out of 971 total deaths in construction in CY 2017 (39.2%)
- Struck by Object – 80 (8.2%)
- Electrocutions – 71 (7.3%)
- Caught-in/between* – 50 (5.1%)
(*This category includes construction workers killed when caught-in or compressed by equipment or objects, and struck, caught or crushed in collapsing structure, equipment, or material)
See More Stats: https://www.osha.gov/oshstats/commonstats.html
COMMON QUESTIONS: What about the injured workers that have immigration issues? Can I file a claim for a work injury or wrongful death if I am not a United States citizen? Will filing a claim in court affect my immigration status?
Many injured workers may feel intimidated by their employers and the risk of losing their jobs if they file a claim, others may be scared to get a lawyer for the fear of being deported because of their immigration status. Because of these fears and assumptions, injured workers don’t get the help that they need to recover and so they continue to work through their suffering. Don’t be that injured worker, seek counsel. Caquias Law Group has helped many injured people in this situation. Call today for your free injured worker consultation.
YOUR IMMIGRATION STATUS DOES NOT AFFECT YOUR RIGHT TO FILE A CLAIM.
Don’t let your immigration status be a factor in not standing up for your legal right to recover for injuries and damages sustained while in the course and scope of your employment.
Some of the most common situations that lead to these types of claims include:
- Defective products;
- Defective construction equipment;
- Premises liability and dangerous conditions;
- Defective building materials;
- Dangerous condition deadly falls;
- Defective product electrocution;
- Misuse of cranes;
- Falling objects;
- Dangerous generators;
- Asbestos products;
- Defective tires;
- Defective Cranes;
- Defective forklifts;
- Hidden holes,
- Lack of proper lighting;
- Improper design of stairs;
- Improper security;
- Negligent use of construction equipment;
- Hazardous and/or hidden traps;
- Electrical problems;
- Dangerous defects;
- Negligence and careless actions;
- Negligent co-workers;
- Negligent construction companies;
- Negligent subcontractors;
- Other dangerous conditions;
- Toxic Exposure Claims- includes
- Dangerous chemicals;
- Chemical solvents;
- Explosive agents;
- Toxic waste;
- Blackwater sewage;
- Asbestos products; and
When a family member is killed or seriously injured as a result of a hazardous work environment, hazardous work equipment, hazardous work-related activity or the negligence of a person or persons you need a compassionate lawyer who will listen to the grieving family’s needs, a personal injury lawyer you can trust to be your voice and a lawyer who will work endlessly to get your family compensated for your loss.
Our team of experts are ready to investigate facts surrounding the specific incident, to investigate all persons who had knowledge regarding the dangerous condition or element (construction site owner, the property owner, premises owner or property maintainer) in order to prove liability of the culpable party and to assist my staff with compiling a strong case against the at-fault party or parties.
Call today to schedule your Injured Construction Worker’s consultation with a lawyer today. We serve injury victims across the state of Texas.