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Construction Accidents


Workers in the construction industry may be exposed to a variety of hazardous situations, as they regularly use heavy machinery, scaffolding and power tools.

No matter how careful people are, unforeseen events occur that could end up injuring or killing construction workers. Falls, electrocution, carbon monoxide poisoning, injuries from falling steel and wooden beams or other objects, overexertion from lifting, exposure to chemicals and asbestos, and incidents involving heavy machinery are just a few examples of incidents that could result in injury or death.

If you were injured or lost a close relative in a construction accident, our construction accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Trujillo Sanchez are ready to recover the money you need to rebuild your life.

Types of construction accidents in Texas

There are countless ways that a construction worker can be injured on the job. The top ten construction accidents include the following:

  • Falls. 
  • Falling debris.
  • Electrocutions.
  • Explosions or burns.
  • Slips and falls.
  • Machinery accidents.
  • Getting trapped under materials.
  • Trench or ground collapse.
  • Being run over by a vehicle.
  • Excessive physical labor.

According to OSHA data, there were 5,333 worker fatalities in 2019 (3.5 per 100,000 full-time workers), which comes out to an average of more than 100 per week or approximately 15 fatalities every day. Approximately 20% (1,061) of private industry worker fatalities in 2019 occurred in construction, representing one in five worker fatalities during the year.

What injuries are caused by construction accidents?

Construction workers who experience accidents can suffer a variety of serious injuries, including:

  • Accidents such as burns, electrocution or spinal cord injury, including injuries that may cause paraplegia or quadriplegia.
  • Eye injuries, including visual impairment or blindness, or hearing injuries from working in noisy places.
  • Broken bones or injuries to joints or bones, including knee and ankle, neck, shoulder or back. 
  • Illnesses caused by exposure to toxic chemicals.
  • Head and/or brain injury.

In addition, due to excessive manual labor in construction, employees in this industry frequently suffer injuries such as:

  • Repetitive motion injuries.
  • Muscle and joint damage due to overuse.
  • Heat stress in hot conditions that can lead to brain, heart or kidney damage, or death.
  • Hypothermia or frostbite resulting in loss of fingers, toes and parts of the face in cold climates.

Why do you need a construction accident lawyer to claim compensation in Texas?

A construction accident lawyer can investigate the accident and all relevant factors to gather data and evidence. This information is vital to moving a lawsuit forward and successfully claiming workers’ compensation benefits. 

At Trujillo Sanchez Law Offices, you’ll find a construction accident lawyer near you who will fight for your case, so that you get the maximum benefits possible.

What compensation can we get for your construction accident in Texas?

Like most manual labor jobs, if you’re injured while working in construction, you’re likely eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. A workers’ compensation claim can pay for:

  • Medical benefits for treatment.
  • Disability benefits through workers’ compensation.
  • Occupational rehabilitation benefits.
  • Death benefits for dependents.

At the Law Offices of Trujillo Sanchez, we’ll fight to get you the maximum construction accident compensation benefits possible. We’ve recovered over $500 million in damages for our clients. The expenses associated with an accident can be high, so you won’t pay us unless we win your case. 

Call now for a free consultation; if we don’t win, you don’t pay us!

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