Construction accidents can result in serious injuries. Call our law firm for counsel you can trust.
While construction sites are necessary for development and growth and can create jobs and stimulate the economy, moving parts and heavy machinery and equipment can be dangerous to workers. Working in construction areas can be extremely risky, and there are dozens of construction worker fatalities reported every year. It is not just those who work in construction who are at risk, but also those who pass by construction sites at the wrong time. If you have been injured in a construction accident, either as a worker or as a passerby, our construction accident lawyers at the Law Office of Raul A. Guajardo, P.L.L.C. can help.
Common Types of Construction Accidents
Accidents are common in the construction industry, where workers often work at heights, with heavy machinery and equipment, as well as with large motor vehicles. Some of the most common types of construction accidents include:
●Roadside construction accidents: Construction zones can be confusing for drivers, leading to accidents. Either a driver or passenger of a motor vehicle or a construction worker could be injured in such a collision.
● Falls and falls from heights: Falls from heights and slip and fall accidents are two leading causes of construction worker injuries.
● Falling objects: If an object falls, it could cause an injury to anyone in its path. This may be a construction worker or someone passing through the construction site.
● Electrocutions: According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, electrocution accidents are a leading cause of workplace injuries and deaths.
● Machinery accidents: While heavy machinery may be necessary, it can also be dangerous. One of the most dangerous and common accident types is a caught-in/between accident.
Liability for Edinburg, TX Construction Accidents
If you are involved in a construction accident and suffer a serious injury, you may maintain the right to file a claim against the liable party. While construction workers cannot sue their employers, and instead must file a workers’ compensation claim for damages, workers do maintain the right to file a third-party liability claim for damages. If you are not an employee and you are injured in a construction accident, you can file a claim against anyone whose negligence caused you harm. Our lawyer can open an investigation on your behalf to determine fault.
Our Edinburg, TX Construction Accident Lawyer Can Help
At the Law Office of Raul A. Guajardo, P.L.L.C., we know how serious construction accidents can be. We also know how important it is that you recover the compensation that you deserve after being harmed in this type of accident. When you call our experienced construction accident lawyer, we promise to work hard for you to get you the settlement you deserve. To learn more about your rights and Texas’ personal injury laws, please call our law firm directly or send us a message at your convenience.