Construction accident attorneys note that six workers suffered serious injuries after a massive scaffolding collapse in Texas. The workers were working on an apartment complex when the scaffolding gave way beneath them. Some families of construction workers killed on worksites throughout the U.S. have filed lawsuits with the assistance of construction accident attorneys.
If you have been injured while working at a construction site, contact Attorney Group for a free, no-obligation consultation. We can help you understand your options. If you choose to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated attorney who can assist you through the legal process.
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Construction Accidents Account For Twenty Percent Of Work Related Fatalities
The six construction workers suffered serious injuries and were rushed to local hospitals after the scaffold collapse but all victims are expected to survive. Investigators are still trying to determine what caused the October 2015 accident in Houston, Texas, as they continue to search the debris for evidence.
According to the csmonitor.com, construction accidents are responsible for 20 percent of work fatalities in the United States and many of these accidents involve scaffold collapses. Once a scaffold gives way on a construction site, the risk for a secondary collapse rises greatly.
In addition to falls, getting caught in an object or between an object, getting struck by an object, and electrocution make up the four biggest causes of death and injury to construction workers. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, eliminating these big four causes would save more than 500 workers’ lives each year, the website reported.
Injured Parties May Be Entitled to Compensation
Construction accidents often cause severe psychological, financial, and physical pain for victims and their families. Extensive medical bills, permanent injuries, and dealing with the trauma of a serious injury can have a significant impact on one’s life. Compensation that may be recovered if there are injuries associated with a construction accident include:
- Medical expenses
- Pain, mental anguish, and suffering resulting from an injury
- Loss of income or ability to work
If a loved one is killed in a construction accident, his or her family members may be able to pursue compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one. Wrongful death damages can include:
- Mental anguish, and pain and suffering from the loss of a loved one
- Loss of relationship or financial support of a loved one
- Funeral expenses
- Conscious pain and suffering or a loved one prior to death
People who have been injured in a construction accident may be able to pursue one or more claims with the help of a construction accident lawyer, including wrongful death, product liability, personal injury, and workers’ compensation.
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