According to the National Safety Council, one American is injured at work every seven seconds. That’s 12,900 injured workers per day.
Employers have a duty to provide a safe workplace. A safe workplace means replacing broken equipment, supplying protective clothing, placing warning signs, and providing proper training. These rules are in place to protect the life and health of employees. If these safety rules are ignored, and you are hurt, you may have a claim.
Employers in Texas can elect to carry workers’ compensation insurance. If they do not, and you are hurt because of an unsafe workplace, call an attorney to discuss your case.
No company or business owner is allowed to put employees at risk. Calling an attorney could prevent others from experiencing the same pain and injury you’ve gone through and force your employer to make work a safe place for everyone. Make a difference, and call now.
What kind of work accidents may qualify for compensation?
Serious injuries and deaths do happen on construction sites. Some might be unavoidable, but most could be prevented.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 3 of every 100 construction workers are injured each year. And 21 percent of job-related deaths occur on construction sites.
According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the most common jobsite injuries resulting in death, called the Fatal Four, include:
- Falls (40 percent)
- Struck by object (8 percent)
- Electrocutions (7 percent)
- Caught-in or between (5 percent)
The most common jobsite injuries include:
- Neck and back injuries
- Bone fractures
- Hearing loss
- Respiratory injuries
If you were not protected by workers’ compensation insurance, and you were hurt in an unsafe workplace, call us now. Your employer could be responsible for your injuries. And your call could prevent others from suffering the same pain and injury you are experiencing now. Make a difference and make the call.
How can I get compensated for work accidents and injuries?
If you were not protected by workers’ compensation insurance, and you were hurt because of an unsafe workplace, you could be entitled to:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages or used work benefits
- Out of pocket expenses
- Reduced earning capacity
- Physical pain and mental anguish damages
Contact an attorney to help you file a claim. Your attorney will manage your case, collect all medical bills and records, interview witnesses, gather photographs, and hire experts so you can focus on recovery. Once you have recovered, your attorney will negotiate a settlement offer. If that offer is not acceptable, your attorney will file suit on your behalf.
If you are injured because of an unsafe workplace, and you were not protected by workers’ compensation insurance, call us now. We can help. Contact us for a free consultation.