10 Most Common Construction Accidents

Construction jobs are some of the most dangerous positions there are. Any personal injury lawyer in Dallas will warn that all too often injuries occur to workers on construction sites that could have been potentially avoided. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) there is one out of every ten construction workers injured each year. One of the biggest problems is a lack of safety regulations enforcement which is one of the leading causes that construction workplace accidents occur. In 2012, Texas had 105 construction-related deaths. As Texas continues to grow and develop, it can be assumed that…

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Common Workplace Accidents

It is estimated that more than 1 million Americans miss work every year as a result of work-related injuries. Workplace injuries can be devastating and have a lasting effect on you and your loved ones. They can also impact your career, relationships, and overall quality of life. Unfortunately, these types of accidents are far more common than many people realize. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in Texas alone, nearly 250,000 workers suffer injuries or illnesses because of an accident that took place at work. While some industries are inherently more dangerous than others, workplace accidents can take…

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What You Should Know About Construction Work Accidents in Texas

Construction site accidents are some of the most serious, in Texas and throughout the nation. There are inherent risks that come with working in the construction industry, which is only made worse by the failure to follow safety protocols and other factors. Every single year in Texas, hundreds of workers die and thousands are injured due to unsafe worksites. This fact is extremely hard for many to come to terms with, especially if you’ve lost a loved one in a construction site accident. Approximately 20 percent of all occupational work fatalities take place in the construction industry, which equates to…

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Types of Construction Site Accidents

Construction site accidents and injuries happen on a regular basis and are oftentimes quite serious. Due to the nature of construction jobs, many who are involved in these types of accidents suffer life-changing injuries. There are many different types of construction accidents, many of which can be fatal. According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are more than 3.5 million nonfatal injuries and illnesses reported each year, 9 percent of which involve construction workers. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that nearly 5,000 construction workers sustain fatal injuries on the job every single year. While there are…

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Common Causes of Construction Accidents

Let’s face it - construction workers have some of the most challenging and dangerous jobs out there. They are constantly putting themselves in the face of danger, whether working from a high scaffolding on buildings or the side of a busy highway. Due to the extreme nature of construction jobs, it is more important than ever that proper safety procedures are adhered to. If not, construction workers and others in the vicinity of the work site may be at risk of injury, or worse. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, one in 10 construction workers dies every single year…

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The Ins and Outs of Roofing Accidents

Roofing accidents are extremely common in the construction industry, and often lead to serious, life-changing injuries. Roofing jobs require workers to use ladders to get up on the roofs of houses and buildings alike, making them susceptible to falls and other serious accidents. As you can imagine, roofing is an incredibly dangerous profession, in large part because it is fairly easy for workers to fall if proper safety measures are not taken. There are many different factors that can contribute to a roofing accident, from a steep roof to one that is full of debris and not very well maintained.…

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Roofing Accidents Are Some of the Most Dangerous, And Here’s Why

No matter the circumstances surrounding them, roofing accidents are dangerous and typically- life-changing. In fact, roofing is considered one of the most dangerous professions in the nation. Not only is it hard work that is physically demanding, but it requires heavy lifting, bending, kneeling, and climbing, all while atop a roof. In many areas of the country, roofing jobs are in high demand and oftentimes lead to overtime. While that’s a good thing for your bank account, an overworked roofer can result in even more stress on the body and a higher likelihood of a devastating accident taking place. Roofing…

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