Construction work is one of the most dangerous lines of work in the U.S. Employers in the construction field have a responsibility to provide a safe environment for their employees, contractors, and other visitors. However, even if they do so, construction accidents can still occur.
Negligence on a Construction Site
Most work-related injuries in the construction field are caused by either negligence or through faulty equipment or weather conditions. The most common types of Houston construction injuries include crane accidents, falls, falling objects and debris, machinery malfunctions, ladder or scaffolding accidents, explosions, electrocutions, injuries from repetitive movements and stress, and forklift accidents.
There are both state and federal laws that are designed to protect the rights of injured workers who are hurt in the workplace. However, obtaining full benefits can be complex. Workers’ compensation, if it is available, only provides limited benefits. You may be entitled to other forms of compensation besides workers’ compensation.
Call Today For Help
If you have been injured in a Houston construction accident, you should speak with an attorney. Call the attorneys at Kennedy Law Firm to learn more about the firm and how we may be able to help you.