Texas Construction Accident Lawyer Representing Victims of Workplace Injuries or Wrongful Death
Construction worksites are extremely dangerous work environments. Construction worksites have numerous hazards such as exposed electrical wiring, construction materials, toxic chemicals, heavy equipment, and tools. Most construction workers are exposed to poor weather conditions while working at significant heights. Also, one work site may have multiple contractors and sub-contractors who pressure workers to complete tasks urgently and sometimes jeopardizing the safety of the worker.
According to OHSA, falls remain the number one cause of death and the most violated OSHA safety protocol is fall protection.
As you can see, this mix of environment, weather elements, and high stress creates extremely unsafe workplace environment for construction workers.
According to The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), there were over ten million construction workers employed in the United States in 2016. This is a 16% increase over 2012. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has also projected that construction employment will grow over the next eight years. Sadly, the problem of construction accident injuries and fatalities is expected to grow as well.
Seeking Compensation for Construction Worksite Injuries or Wrongful Death
If you lost a loved one due to a construction accident or if you have been injured in a construction accident, you may qualify to seek monetary damages. The Fulgham Hampton Law Group aggressively advocates for their clients. We leave no stone unturned to make sure you receive full compensation for your losses. Our law firm will investigate the nature in which the accident occurred, preserve critical evidence and witness testimony in order to construct a strong case that will yield maximum compensation for you.
Types of Construction Accidents in Texas
The Industrial Safety & Hygiene News website reported some shocking construction worksite injury statistics. According to the report, OSHA found that 1 out of 10 construction workers sustained an injury each year and that the number one cause of fatal construction accidents is a fatal fall. In addition, a lack of proper training results in 60% of workplace accidents and injuries happen inside of the worker’s first year. Unfortunately, regardless of the laws on the books to protect construction workers, the reality is contraindicative of a safe work environment.
The most common situations that lead to construction accidents each year include:
- Workers falling from heights.
- Workers hit by falling debris.
- Workers burned by chemicals.
- Workers burned by hot materials or fires.
- Workers struck by moving objects.
- Workers injured or killed in transportation accidents.
- Workers electrocuted by exposed wires or the power was not turned off.
- Workers forced to work during unsafe weather conditions.
- Workers exposed to toxic substances (Lead, Asbestos, Benzene, ETC)
- Workers caught in or under heavy equipment.
- Workers caught in under between heavy materials.
- Workers injured by inexperienced workers.
- Workers injured due to stress, overexertion and/or exhaustion.
- Workers injured due to an unsafe work environment.
- Workers injured due to holes or shafts not being covered up.
- Workers injured due to heat exhaustion or exposure.
- Workers injured due to equipment failure.
- Workers being delayed or receiving inadequate medical treatment after an accident.
- Workers struck or thrown by scaffolding collapses.
- Workers hit or thrown by crane accidents or collapses.
Texas Law Limits the Time You Have to Collect Monetary Damages – Call Today!
If you sustained a serious injury or if your loved one was killed while working at a construction worksite, you need to contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible to preserve evidence and protect your legal right to collect monetary damages. Call Fulgham Hampton Law Group today at (817) 697-4400 for answers to your important legal question and to receive your free case evaluation.
Types of Construction Site Injuries Sustained in Texas
Construction accidents result in numerous bodily injuries or tragically in death. According to The Center for Construction Research and Training, there are nearly 1,000 fatalities and approximately 70,000+ injuries occurring each year on construction sites.
The following is a list of the leading injuries sustained each year:
- Back Injuries
- Brain damage
- Broken bones
- Catastrophic burns
- Eye injuries
- Head injuries
- Hearing loss
- Neck Injuries
If you or your loved one has sustained a construction accident injury or if your loved one was killed, the Hampton Eppes Law Group is ready to help you obtain the legal justice you truly deserve.
Compassionate, Competent and Trusted Legal Advocacy for Your Case
Attorney Jeff Hampton, the founding attorney of the Fulgham Hampton Law Group, decided early in his life that he wanted to be the voice for the injured and powerless. For over 14 years, Mr. Hampton has advocated for accident and injury victims throughout the state of Texas.
As a result of his tremendous courtroom success, Mr. Hampton has been nominated and received numerous high honors and awards such as:
- Awarded an inclusion to the “Top Attorneys” list published by Fort Worth Magazine.
- Named “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” by The National Trial Lawyers
- An Avvo rating of 10/10 based on past client reviews and reviews amongst the legal community.
- Named “Top 40 Under 40” by The National Trial Lawyers has named him to both their list of the top attorneys in the nation.
If you are seeking capable, experienced and trustworthy legal representation for representation, Mr. Hampton’s awards and accomplishments substantiate his competence and stellar reputation amongst the legal community.
Damages You May Be Entitled to Recover for Your Construction Site Injuries
In the State of Texas, victims of construction accidents who prove the accident was caused by the negligence of another person or entity, may qualify to collect monetary damages for expenses, pain and suffering and other damages related to the accident.
When you can prove fault and contributory negligence, you may receive compensation for past and future damages such as:
- Physical pain;
- Lost earnings – past, present, and future earnings;
- Diminished work capacity;
- Loss of enjoyment of life;
- Past medical expenses;
- Loss of earning capacity;
- Mental anguish;
- Physical handicaps;
- Ongoing medical rehabilitation;
- Scaring or disfigurement;
- Loss of bodily function;
- And any other relevant damages.
Damages You Could Recover in a Wrongful Death Action
Texas’ Wrongful Death Remedies Code (Title 4, Chapter 71, Subchapter A) provides for legal remedies for the family of the decedent if “A person is liable for damages arising from an injury that causes an individual’s death if the injury was caused by the person’s or his agent’s or servant’s wrongful act, neglect, carelessness, unskillfulness, or default.”
In the state of Texas, a surviving family member such as a parent, or spouse or child can pursue a wrongful death action on behalf of their loved one and to recover damages for their loss as well. Each case has a unique set of facts and circumstances. A qualified and experienced Parker County wrongful death attorney will be able to effectively represent and litigate both cases in order to achieve maximum recoveries in both the personal injury case and the wrongful death action.
As your attorney, Jeff Hampton will aggressively advocate for you in order to recover full monetary compensation for your losses. The following are a few of the damages we will seek on your behalf:
- Loss of consortium
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Mental anguish
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of financial support
Survival Statute in Texas
Texas is one of many states that offer a “survival statute.” A “survival statute” allows family members of the decedent to file a “survival action.” The survival action protects the legal right of the decedent to file a claim as if the decedent had recovered from his or her accident.
Compensation for a “Survival Action” can include:
- Medical expenses
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Funeral expenses
Call for Your Free, Compassionate Case Evaluation
If you were injured in a construction accident or if your loved one was killed while working on a construction worksite, contact the Fulgham Hampton Law Group as soon as possible to preserve the evidence in your case and to protect your legal rights. Jeff Hampton will fully explain your options and rights so that you can make an informed decision.
The amount of time in which you may collect money damages is limited, so call Fulgham Hampton Law Group today at (817) 697-4400 for a complete discussion of your claim.