Despite some industries being affected by the pandemic, Houston construction has gone on almost nonstop, which is great for our economy. Unfortunately, not all companies do everything in their power to keep their workers safe, and that’s why Texas construction accidents happen. Although construction work allows workers to earn a good living for their families, it is among the most dangerous industries to work in. In fact, a study of construction sites throughout Texas found a substantial number of employment violations occurring consistently at construction sites across the state.

Those who work in construction are used to doing hard, physical labor every day. Some of the most common jobs in this crucial but perilous industry include:

  • Apprentice
  • Architect
  • Building Services Director
  • Carpenter
  • Concrete Labor
  • Construction Foreman
  • Construction Manager
  • Construction Supervisor
  • Construction Worker
  • Contract Administrator
  • Contract Manager
  • Crane Operator
  • Drywall Installer
  • Estimator
  • Electrician
  • Engineer
  • Equipment Operator
  • Field Engineer
  • Foreman
  • Framing Carpenter
  • General Laborer
  • Inspector
  • Iron Worker
  • Joiner
  • Laborer
  • Master Plumber
  • Master Electrician
  • Painter
  • Planner
  • Pipe Fitter
  • Plumber
  • Project Manager
  • Roofer
  • Safety Manager
  • Scheduler
  • Signal Worker
  • Superintendent
  • Surveyor
  • Welder

Construction Jobsites

If you’ve ever had work done on your house or worked on a construction project of any type, you know that there are almost always multiple companies involved and working on site on a regular basis. This means that an employee or contract worker from a company other than one’s own employer can often cause or contribute to a construction accident. This means that there are likely multiple potential parties that can be held legally responsible for construction injuries. Don’t assume your claim is barred by your own employer having workers’ compensation insurance – even if they tell you it is.

In addition, in Texas, employers are not required to subscribe to workers’ compensation insurance coverage. If your employer is a non-subscriber, you can sue them directly for any injuries you suffer on the job.

Common Construction Injuries

In a workplace full of scaffolding, ladders, industrial equipment, loud noise, and dust, danger is seemingly lurking around every corner. In fact, construction workers are injured so commonly that certain causes of workplace injuries have been dubbed as “the fatal four” by OSHA. These include:

  1. Falls
  2. Electrocutions
  3. Being struck/by against an object and
  4. Being caught in between objects

In addition to these four common causes of construction injuries, workers also often suffer from the following physical trauma:

  • Lacerations
  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • Head and brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries

Houston, Texas Construction Accident Lawyers

Texas workers work hard to help our state grow and thrive and they deserve to be protected by those who employ them and those they work with. If you or someone you care about was injured on the job, you should speak with an experienced workplace injury attorney before you sign any paperwork or accept any offer of settlement funds. The trial attorneys of Dax F. Garza, P.C. routinely represent injured workers and we will review the facts of your case for free at your convenience, so contact us today for more information on how we can help.

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