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Construction industry plays a big role in the economy of the Texas state. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there are more than 714,800 workers construction workers who make up a significant chunk of the Texas workforce. The construction jobs often range from working in the oil field for building the scaffolds to doing roof repair or construction. The common factor in all the construction is the danger. As one of the leading Texas construction site accident attorneys, we understand the demand and physical toll that construction workplaces take on the human body.

Whether it is an accident or negligence of someone, being part of the construction accident is grisly. Our team is dedicated to help the injured construction workers and get them the compensation they deserve. The construction work often involves heavy lifting, working with the heavy machinery and working on structures high above the ground. Along with the dangerous work, the construction workers also put their lives on risk. The injuries that they suffer is not only painful but extremely serious that either lead to disability or death.

OSHA’s construction workers rights
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 that created OSHA, the construction workers are entitled to a safe workplace. The employers should be able to provide a safe and secure workplace devoid of any health and safety hazards. The employees also need to be provided with right gear that keeps them protected from toxic wastes and any kind of injury. Along with the basics, the construction workers have the right to:

  • Be trained in a language they understand
  • Work on safe, secure and properly inspected machines
  • Request an OSHA inspection, and speak to the inspector
  • Proper reporting of an injury or illness, and get copies of your medical records
  • See copies of the workplace injury and illness log
  • Review records of work-related injuries and illnesses
  • Get copies of test results done to find hazards in the workplace

These above mentioned right of an employee by the OSHA plays a significant role in getting justice and compensated for the injuries suffered. It is imperative to follow these regulation as breach of the regulation can lead to the workers getting serious injured with broken bones, burns, brain injury, and more. Any individual to fall victim of construction site accident means that they won’t be able to work, they would lose their paycheck and will have to pay huge medical and rehabilitation bills.

Three mistakes to avoid during an construction accident claim

  1. Waiting too long to report their accidents
    A construction accident needs to be reported immediately. The injured worker needs to immediately tell his supervisors about the accident. Waiting too long about reporting the accident can lead to the injured party losing their compensation claim as the claim is looked over with suspicion.
  2. Lying about their injuries
    Another mistake that can affect the compensation claim is the exaggeration or downplaying of the injuries. The injuries require to be told as they are. There should be no reduction, magnification or denial regarding the injuries.
  3. Not getting a lawyer
    Not contacting or hiring an experienced lawyer is yet another mistake that should be avoided. Victims with attorneys on their side have more chance of facing the challenges of the system.

Have you or your loved one has been the victim of construction site accident in Texas due to negligence of someone else? Let our experienced Texas construction site accident attorneys – Frekhtman & Yusuf help you. We work on a contingency fee basis and thus, you do not have to pay a dime until there is a successful outcome. We also provide you a free consultation. Call us at (877) 425-2993.

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