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Texas Workers' Compensation: Common Construction Site Hazards Leading to Accidents

Posted by Jennifer Hodges Kahn | May 04, 2012 | 0 Comments

Construction accidents can lead to serious injuries from broken bones and skull fractures to torn muscles and strained ligaments that can be life-altering. They may even require you to file for Texas Workers' Compensation, in the event the injury renders you unable to work and provide for your family.

That's why it's important to be aware of the potential threats construction sites pose, so you can prevent dangerous and life-threatening construction accidents. Common construction accidents are caused by:

  • Falls – Plenty of work on construction sites is done from high heights. Whether on roofs, cranes, scaffolding or high-floor areas, it is very common for construction accidents to include a fall.
  • Flooring holes – Holes in flooring or weak spots in flooring are a common occurrence at construction sites. These can cause serious injuries to unsuspecting workers.
  • Electrical issues – Whether it's due to negligence or poor wiring, electrical issues are an all too common on construction sites. Electrical issues can cause shock, electrocution and even death in those workers who unintentionally cross its path.
  • Defective tools or equipment – It is common for tools, hoists, winches, conveyors and other construction to malfunction during the construction process.

If any of these lead to the injury of a worker, and negligence can be proven against another party, it could lead to a Texas Workers' Compensation suit.

When It's Time to Contact a Houston Injury Lawyer 

If you've suffered an injury due to construction accidents, call a Houston injury lawyer at The Kahn Law Firm at 1-713-226-9900 or 1-844-301-KAHN to help recoup your lost wages and medical costs.

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