Construction Accident Lawyer

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At Bart Bernard Injury Lawyers, we know true construction site “accidents” are rare. Our skilled construction accident lawyers can help determine liability for your injury caused by someone else’s negligence. Gaps in safety protocols and workplace organization often go unnoticed until it’s too late. While we can’t undo the harm, a lawsuit may help you recover lost income and cope with medical bills. Our goal is to prevent similar tragedies and provide justice for victims and their families.  While our offices are in Texas and Louisiana, we help clients across the nation get justice when hurt in a construction accident.


Construction accidents that lead to injury lawsuits

Electrocution Accidents:

Electrocutions are among the “Fatal Four” types of construction accidents, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). They are also some of the most preventable injuries. The culprits are usually faulty tools, poorly maintained equipment, inadequately marked construction sites, poor lighting, and wires that are not properly grounded. Workers electrocuted on the job may fall from a height, suffer blistering burns, sustain internal organ damage from electrical shocks, or suffer fatal electrocution.

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construction accident

Explosion accidents:

Explosions may occur due to static electricity, hazardous chemicals, faulty combustion engines, mechanical sparks, or improper electrical installations. Often investigations turn up records of poor safety training, spotty maintenance and unsafe storage. Burns, ear/eye/ brain damage, abdominal hemorrhaging and perforation injuries are common. Workers who survive are often so disfigured they cannot return to work.

Heavy machinery accidents:

Heavy machinery accidents can be caused by bulldozers, cranes, backhoes, Caterpillars, excavators, graders, track skidders, forklifts, dump trucks, trenchers, pipe-layers and other tools. Resulting injuries may include broken bones, spinal cord injuries, crushed limbs, organ perforation, brain damage, permanent disability, and even death. If poor training, mechanical defects, overexertion, or disorganized work sites are the culprits, there may be grounds for a lawsuit.

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construction accident

Industrial accidents:

Industrial accidents may be caused by unsafe working conditions, defective materials or machines, faulty plant layout, inadequate ventilation or lighting, unsafe storage, and employee fatigue. Unsafe acts may also cause industrial accidents when people are operating machinery without authority, failing to use proper protective equipment, carelessly throwing about materials, tampering with safety devices, not following protocol, or engaging in reckless personal behavior on the job. In other instances, workers are injured by glare, dust and fumes, slippery floors, and bad working conditions like excessive noise or heat.

Scaffolding accidents:

Scaffolding accidents represent some 4,500 injuries and over 60 deaths each year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. A recent BLS study showed that 72 percent of scaffold-related injuries were caused by either the planking or support giving way, the employee slipping, or an object falling and striking the worker. All of these accidents could have been prevented by compliance with OSHA standards, they found.

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Frequently Asked


What is the number one cause of eye injury for construction workers?

Every day, about 2,000 U.S. workers suffer job-related eye injuries requiring medical care. More than 10,000 construction industry employees miss work due to eye damage. The number one cause of these construction-related eye injuries is a small particle striking the eye. Tiny pieces of metal, wood, dust or cement can fall from above, eject from tools, or be carried by the wind. Nails and cut wires whip up while using hand tools. The mixing of cement, sawing, grinding, and chipping activities on construction sites produce dust and grit that can blow into the eye. “Hammering on metal which gives off metal slivers and the rebounding of the ordinary nail are two of the most common causes of vision loss in construction workers,” OSHA reports. Employers may be at fault if they fail to use machine guards, welding curtains, good administrative controls, or provide protective eye wear.

How many construction workers are killed each year?

There were 4,386 worker fatalities in private sector business in 2014, with 899 fatal construction accidents. Aside from highway collisions, leading causes included: falls, electrocutions, being struck by objects, and being caught in between machinery. Construction worker deaths are the most heartbreaking cases we litigate, but they are also the most important. Spouses and children of decedents can collect compensation for their emotional pain and suffering, as well as lost income, funeral expenses, outstanding medical bills, and legal fees.

Who can you sue for a construction injury?

Liable parties in construction accident claims may include:

  • Employers
  • Subcontractors
  • Supervisors or coworkers
  • Machine or tool manufacturers
  • Maintenance personnel
Defective equipment in construction site accidents

Product liability lawsuits are another type of filing pertaining to construction accidents. Sometimes an injury occurs through no fault of the company or the individual construction workers – but rather, because of a piece of defective machinery that was not designed or manufactured to the highest standards of workplace safety. Construction accident lawyer Bart Bernard always looks into the history of the equipment being used at the time of the injury to identify known issues and uncover instances of negligence wherever they exist.

How many construction workers are killed every year?
In the United States, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) tracks and reports on workplace fatalities, including those in the construction industry. According to OSHA’s data, in 2019, there were 1,066 fatal work injuries in the private construction industry. This marked a 5% increase from the 1,008 fatalities reported in 2018.
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Construction Accident Attorney

Seeking answers after a construction accident? Let our compassionate and experienced attorney at Bart Bernard Personal Injury Firm help you find clarity and justice. Call (888) GET-BART  to explore your options today.

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