Construction workers are a highly disregarded class of workers which many of us take advantage of on a daily basis. We rely on construction workers and industry workers to construct our buildings and complete tasks which many of us would never dream of doing.
Houston is also a major hub of industrial plants due to the energy industry and our proximity to the Gulf. Workers at industrial plants are frequently subjected to harsh environments which can result in injuries.
If you or a family member have been injured on a construction or industrial site, contact a Houston construction injury attorney to understand your rights and determine the best method to receive the compensation you deserve.
Industrial Plant Injuries Statistics
The construction industry is one of the most dangerous industries, with thousands of workers killed or injured each year. While the number of workers injured have decreased in the last few years, the 2011 Bureau of Labor Statistics recorded that over 700 construction workers were killed in 2011.
Industrial Construction Accidents
Construction workers deal with dangerous situations on a daily basis, from high-rise construction to large multi-million building complex construction. Industrial plant workers are additionally subject to perilous situations, ranging from handling dangerous chemicals to working among toxic fumes.
In either situation, it is fairly easy to assess what went wrong to cause an injury or a fatality. Both construction and industrial sites keep careful records of their compliance with state and federal regulations. It is therefore important to start an investigation early after an accident to determine what went wrong with either a regulatory compliance matter or a negligence matter.
Most workers are not able to sue their employers for workplace accidents due to workers’ compensation, but construction and industrial plant workers are more apt to bring a lawsuit because their work is very dangerous and typically involves multiple contractors rather than one main employer.
Injured construction or industrial plant workers are entitled to compensation from their employers for their medical expenses, lost wages, and any lost future earnings. Family members of injured workers or workers who have been killed are additionally entitled to compensation for the loss of their loved one or the loss of the main provider in the family.
Houston Industrial Plant Injury Attorney
Brian White has years of experience in settling personal injury claims, including construction and industrial claims. Working in a dangerous environment does not mean that you have agreed to injuries.
Accidents on construction and industrial sites should not be commonplace, and if you have been injured you are entitled to compensation for your injuries.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a construction or industrial plant accident, call Brian White today for a free initial consultation so we can review your case and determine a strategy in an effort to receive the maximum amount of compensation based upon the facts of your case.
Personal injury cases must be brought within a specific time period, so it is important to contact us as soon as possible so we can ensure your case gets settled.