Houston Construction Accident Attorney

It seems everywhere you look in Houston, there is some sort of construction going on.  From roadways to high-rise buildings, Houston is growing at a rapid pace.  Unfortunately, this leads to an increase in accidents at construction sites which results in injuries.  Texas has workers compensation laws and program in place that shields employers from being sued for injuries that take place on the job but there may be additional sources of compensation for you injuries from third party equipment or services.

If you have been seriously injured in a construction accident, workers compensation might not be enough to cover all your expenses.  Attorney Paul Moody can help you under the right conditions to maximize your recovery.  Initial consultations for injury claims are free so schedule an appointment today.

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What to do after a construction accident

With all the construction going on in Houston and surrounding areas, hospitals are constantly getting injured victims of construction related accidents ranging from minor to severe.  If you have been involved in a construction accident, look at doing the following:

Your health is your first priority.  If you have been injured or think you have been injured, it is best that you are assessed by medical personnel. More than likely, your supervisor will call 911 and report the accident.  It is important for your case that the extent of your injuries are documented.  Injuries sustained in the accident may result in short, long or permanent disabilities that may determine your settlement.

Construction Accident Statistics

OSHA reports that one out of ten construction workers get hurt on site every year.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 150,000 construction site accidents are reported each year.

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Types of Construction Accidents

Turns out that construction is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world.  OSHA has determined that 20% of all work related fatalities was in the construction industry.  Construction contractors, managers and equipment manufacturers that a responsibility to make the worksite as safe as possible for their workers and any pedestrians that may be near by.

The top four types of construction site accidents are falls, being struck by an object, electrocutions and getting caught in or between objects that fall or shift.  Possible causes of construction accidents are typically site safety violations, inadequate protective equipment, poorly trained employees and improperly maintained equipment.

If you have been seriously hurt, take the time to talk to a personal injury lawyer.  Attorney Paul Moody will listen to you case and provide options to help maximize your recovery and compensation.  For injury claims, the initial consultation is always free.

Frequently Asked Construction Accident Questions

Paul Is Here To Help You

Construction accidents happen every day.  Many times the injuries are minor and after some minimal medical attention and rest, the injured is able to return back to work.  Sometimes, the accident results in serious injuries.  Texas has very business-friendly workers compensation laws but if you have been severely hurt, workers compensation benefits may not be enough.

Attorney Paul Moody is here to help.  The initial consultation is absolutely free and no-obligation.  He will go over the details of the construction accident and determine if you have a case to go after compensation from a third party that may be at fault for the accident.  Either way, seeking legal counsel can only help you make an informed decision about you actions after the accident.

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