According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration(OSHA), out of 4,251 worker fatalities in the private industry in Texas in the calendar year 2014, 874, or 20.5%, were in construction; that is one in five worker deaths in 2014 in the construction industry. The leading causes of worker deaths on construction sites were falls, followed by electrocution, being struck by objects, and caught-in/between. A Dallas Personal Injury Lawyer can help rectify the harm in your life that accidents cause in your life. These “Fatal Four” were responsible for more than half (58.1%) of construction worker deaths in 2014.
Employers have a duty to provide safe working conditions to its employees. If you have suffered injuries due to unsafe working conditions on a construction site, your employer can be fined by OSHA and can be held responsible for your injuries.
In addition, personal protective equipment, commonly referred to as “PPE”, is equipment worn to minimize exposure to serious workplace injuries and illnesses. These injuries and illnesses may result from contact with chemical, radiological, physical, electrical, mechanical, or other workplace hazards. Personal protective equipment may include items such as gloves, safety glasses and shoes, earplugs or muffs, hard hats, respirators, or coveralls, vests and full body suits.
According to OSHA, when engineering, work practice, and administrative controls are not feasible or do not provide sufficient protection, employers must provide personal protective equipment to their workers and ensure its proper use. Employers are also required to train each worker required to use personal protective equipment to know:
If you have any of the injuries identified below due to unsafe working conditions, or lack of PPE, contact Jinks Law Firm for a consultation:
Being injured on the job is a life changing event and we at Jinks Law Firm can help workers and employees navigate through the sometimes complicated act of making a claim for damages. In Texas, if your employer subscribes to Workers Compensation, you will receive medical and employment benefits after you make a claim for your injuries. However, if your employer does not offer Workers’ Compensation, or a third party is responsible, your medical and employment expenses may be denied. We, the construction site injury lawyers in Dallas, can ensure you obtain the money you deserve to cover your medical expenses, including negotiating with your doctors and physicians to reduce your medical expenses to more manageable amounts.
There may be many different companies working on a construction site at the same time and sometimes identifying between self-employment, employment by a sub-contractor, or employment by a general contractor can be difficult. When dealing with life changing injuries, coupled with being out of work, it is best to have counsel that can help clarify your employment. The attorneys and staff at Jinks Law Firm are experienced and knowledgeable in determining responsibility and making claims against employers for construction site related injuries. All cases are unique and the value of your claim depends on your credibility and the specific circumstances of your case. However, our accessibility to resources to secure information and to help make your claim can immediately make a very big difference in the overall outcome of your case.
Contacting Jink’s Law Firm about my accident was one of the best decisions I’ve made, and Sharis Jinks Hauder is a great attorney. I was able to focus on my care and treatment instead of worrying about medical bills and settlement. Thanks to her experience and hard work, I am now back to work and feeling great.
Bryan, car accident client
Jinks Law was incredibly helpful in handling my case! Their lawyers were professional, compassionate, thorough, and dedicated. They listened to my side of the story and created a winning strategy. I would recommend Jinks Law to my family, friends, or anyone needing help after being injured.
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