Construction Accidents

Construction Accidents in Corpus Christi

Construction Accident Lawyers in Corpus Christi

Texas had the highest number of fatal work accidents in the U.S. in 2016, and of the 545 reported, many occurred in the construction industry, according to data compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Injuries can happen across all industries and across all fields, but some are more likely to occur in certain jobs. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) indicates that 19.6 percent of all fatal workplace injuries in 2012 happened in construction. If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident, you need an attorney you can trust.

With over 120 years of combined experience, the Corpus Christi construction accident attorneys at Webb Cason know the Texas rules and regulations that surround construction accident cases and we can help you pursue the benefits and compensation you deserve.

 

Common Construction Accidents

OSHA has a list it calls the “Fatal Four” of the leading causes of deaths for construction workers:

 

"Fatal Four" Causes of Deaths For Construction Workers

Percentage of the 937 Construction Fatalities
 

The “Fatal Four” accidents accounted for more than half of the total number of fatal construction accidents in 2015, at 64.2.

Your employer or contractor has a legal obligation to make your workplace as safe as possible. Construction sites become more dangerous when employers fail to supply proper training, routine maintenance checks, and other safety measures.

If you were hurt in a construction accident, in addition to the physical pain and suffering, you can also be faced with medical bills, lost wages and job insecurity. The experienced legal team at Webb Cason understands this burden and is here to help you through it.

Types of Construction Injury Claims

Depending on the type of accident and the circumstances surrounding it, there are different types of claims that . You will need an experienced attorney to help you determine what will be the best claim to make in your own case.

Potential types of construction accident claims include:

  • Workers’ Compensation – If you can get benefits from workers’ compensation, then in most cases, you will not be able to bring a lawsuit against your employer. To pursue a workers’ compensation claim, you will need to prove that the injury is work-related.

  • Personal Injury – In this case, you would need to prove that a third party (not you or your employer) was negligent and this led to your injury.

  • Product Liability – In cases when a defective product led to your injury, it would be someone in the chain of manufacturing and distribution of the product who would be liable for the claim.

  • Wrongful Death – Finally, if a worker is killed in an accident, then family members may have the right to bring a wrongful death claim against the negligent party.

It can be very hard to navigate and determine the best way to make your claim. At Webb Cason, we know how to investigate the accident and determine how you should make your claim.