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Have You Been Injured in a Construction Accident in Dallas Texas?

Construction work is an inherently dangerous occupation. In fact, in 2018 over a fifth (21.1%) of all private industry worker deaths in the US were in a construction vehicle accident. Specific industries that involve construction projects – such as mining, oil drilling, transportation infrastructure, commercial and residential building – all have their own unique risks, but they also have some shared dangers. Specifically, heavy machinery and equipment are common, unfinished worksites have dangers like live wires and hazardous materials, and the simple fact that there are so much activity and change in a construction zone means confusion and visibility are ongoing issues. The dangers are not limited to only workers on the job. For example, other individuals near work sites or encountering a construction accident on the road run risks of serious accidents and injury, as well.

Dallas construction accident lawyers require a great degree of knowledge about the specific risks and dangers their clients face in these types of accidents. Additionally, they need extremely strong litigation and negotiation skills to go to battle with the various commercial entities that often share liability for the events of a construction accident. Thompson Law’s Dallas construction accident lawyers possess those strengths and have the drive and concern for our clients to make sure that these battles are won each and every time. So, if you have suffered a construction accident, don’t delay reaching out to Thompson Law. Your consultation is risk-free, and not only is there no charge – our firm works on a contingency fee basis. This means there’s no fee for our services unless and until we win your case!

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Statistics on Dallas Construction Accidents and Injuries

Statistics for construction accidents can be difficult to identify because the documentation collected in the construction industry are relatively long-term. For example, research typically spans a decade or more, meaning data is highly accurate for the term of the study. However, recent construction accident trends are less easily traced. Still, our Dallas construction accident lawyers note some extremely important takeaways from all this data.

  • Known as OSHA’s Fatal Four, the top four causes of construction worksite deaths are:
    • Falls
    • Being struck by an object
    • Electrocution
    • Being trapped between objects
  • If the construction industry was able to improve safety standards to eliminate The Fatal Four, it would save nearly 600 worker lives each year.
  • 20 percent of every private-industry worker fatalities involve construction accidents.
  • A 2015 report found that construction vehicles and machinery were responsible for 10,370 accidents in that year. The most prominent causes were:
    • Highway vehicles for hauling: 4,260
    • Woodworking and other fabrication equipment: 1,210
    • Heating and cooling related equipment: 1,060
    • Specialty handling machinery, like aerial lifts or cranes: 1,060

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What Vehicles Are Typically Involved in Construction Accidents?

There are many types of heavy machinery that cause injury when used improperly on construction sites, such as those used for hauling, lifting, building, demolishing, or other specialized tasks. Further, construction equipment is not always equipped with the same protections or safety features we see in standard cars. Open cabins, lack of airbags, slippery and uneven surfaces, and dangerous components can all become traps for injury and death when not safely utilized. For example, vehicles our Dallas construction accident lawyers regularly see involved in construction accidents include:

  • Cherry pickers
  • Cranes
  • Hoists
  • Derricks
  • Graders
  • Scrapers
  • Excavators
  • Conveyers
  • Dump truck
  • 18–wheelers
  • Flatbeds
  • Cement mixers
  • Tractors
  • Bulldozers
  • Backhoes
  • Forklifts

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What are Common Types of Construction Accidents and Injuries?

Injuries incurred in any construction accident or worksite incident can be extremely severe. Our Dallas construction accident lawyers see injuries like these regularly and understand how they can affect your life. Dangerous incidents that occur involving construction equipment can cause massively damaging consequences and injuries because of the additional risks these pieces of equipment and worksites carry.

Types of Construction Accidents:

  • Limited visibility can result in backover accidents
  • Vehicle rollovers or tip-over accidents, which are particularly common when overloaded
  • Hoist or crane accidents
  • Elevator shaft accidents
  • Falling objects
  • Scaffolding collapse
  • Nail gun injuries
  • Gas leaks
  • Explosions
  • Fires
  • Cargo spilling or falling out of vehicles
  • Worker struck by vehicle accidents
  • Vehicles pinning construction workers to other objects
  • Dangerous chemical or toxin exposure
  • Drop or slip accidents
  • Electrocution
  • Falls from heights
  • Speeding

Common Construction Accident Injuries:

  • Full or partial amputations, such as with a saw or other cutting tool injuries
  • Paralysis, particularly from falls from heights
  • Dismemberment
  • Crush injuries, such as when cargo falls on a construction worker
  • Head and traumatic brain injuries
  • Puncture injuries, such as with nail guns
  • Loss of hearing, or deafness from loud machinery
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Chemical burns
  • Toxin or chemical inhalation, such as with toxic welding rods or asbestos
  • Cuts or deep lacerations
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Eye injuries
  • Burn injuries related to fires or explosions
  • Joint injuries, including dislocation or subluxation
  • Broken bones
  • Death, necessitating a need for a Dallas construction accident lawyer specializing in wrongful death claims

 

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Why Is It Difficult to Establish Who Is at Fault for Construction Accidents?

Determining who the actual liable party is can present a particular challenge if you have been injured on a construction job site, and our Dallas construction accident lawyers can help.  Typically, many parties are involved with construction work, such as: contractors, subcontractors, engineers, architects, equipment purveyors, contracting individuals, and companies or government agencies. Moreover, any or all of these parties may have played a role in setting up the dangerous circumstances that led to your construction accident and injury.

Negligence or error on the part of any decision-maker for a dangerous worksite needs to be made right. This is a major part of the job that your Dallas construction accident lawyers at Thompson Law will do when we retain your case. After your free consultation, and your decision to hire Thompson Law, your dedicated Dallas construction accident lawyers will get to work investigating the variety of contributors to your accident, and determining the liability, or responsibility, for the incident.

Potentially liable parties for construction accidents include:

  • Your employer who placed you on the job
  • Construction vehicle drivers
  • Vehicle or fleet owners
  • Owners or manufacturers of the equipment that malfunctioned, or you were not properly trained to use
  • The party responsible for securing and transporting cargo
  • The owner of the job site, or project manager for the location of the work
  • The contracting party that is paying for the work to be done on-site

Injuries that involve commercial vehicles, particularly those used for construction purposes can result in extremely complicated liability allocation. So, if you have been injured on a job site or involved in a construction accident, reach out to an experienced Dallas construction accident lawyer for help. The companies that own these expensive vehicles and the clients that pay for construction projects will certainly have insurance and legal resources working to defend them. Consequently, you deserve a reputable Dallas construction accident lawyer on your side, too.

Call Thompson Law and Get a Dallas Construction Accident Lawyer on Your Side

Construction accident injuries present specific challenges that can complicate your case, cause insurance company delays, and leave you as the accident victim in a tough situation. Multiple responsible parties for the activities on a job site can complicate the determination of liability. Also, layers of insurance policies and corporate red tape can make filing and pursuing claims lengthy and excessively complicated. All of these frustrations and inconveniences of course pale in comparison to the pain and suffering after an injury from a construction accident. Dangerous job sites, and the heavy-duty vehicles that operate there, can leave a person with lasting and devastating physical damage. Thus, you need an accomplished Dallas construction accident lawyer on your side.

If you have experienced a construction accident, you do not need to face these challenges alone. The expert Dallas construction accident lawyers at Thompson Law have decades of combined experience in fighting for fair and just outcomes for personal injury clients. For example, Thompson Law obtained 13 of the top 100 settlements in Texas in 2019 – more than any other personal injury firm in Texas. Further, our firm’s track record of success has earned our clients over $1.8 billion in financial compensation for their experiences. Our definition of success is to see each and every client make the fullest recovery possible and receive the greatest compensation the law allows.

The statute of limitations in Texas is 2 years in most injury accidents. Thus, if you have been injured in a construction accident, call Thompson Law and speak to our experienced Dallas construction accident lawyers today for a no cost, no-obligation consultation. In sum, the sooner you know your options, the faster you’ll be on the path to recovery.

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Thompson Law offers free case reviews to every potential client so we can help you determine the best legal approach to pursue. We receive no attorney fees and you pay no legal expenses unless you get compensated for your accident.

Thompson Law’s personal injury lawyers and their legal teams treat every client with respect, empathy, and compassion. We understand that there is no one-size-fits-all approach, as every case is unique and different. Our firm won 10 of the top 50 settlements in Texas in 2020, including the 2nd and 3rd largest personal injury settlements in the State. We can help you, too.

State law limits the time to file a claim following a personal injury accident. If you have been injured, call now for the help you need.