Construction sites aren’t exactly known for their safety, which is why helmets, steel-toed boots, and other protective gear are often required. However, despite their best efforts, hundreds of workers are killed each year.
Texas has more construction deaths annually than any other state. Lack of unions and a state-controlled safety commission could be partly to blame for this tragic fact, but finding out if you are in a high-risk group could help save your life.
Who Is At Most Risk for Getting Hurt?
Although anyone who works in the construction industry is at risk for getting hurt on the job, some are more prone to injuries than others. Those at most risk are:
- Men. A majority of those who are injured on construction sites are men. However, this is likely due to the industry being predominately male.
- Hispanics. Immigrants are often injured, as many employers fail to train them properly because they are often undocumented and illegal. The language barrier can also prevent the workers from knowing the proper safety procedures
- Those who work up high. Workers who spend time on scaffolds, ladders, buildings, and other high areas are most at risk for falling and suffering fatal results. In fact, falls are the leading cause of construction accident deaths.
- Construction laborers. Among occupations in the construction industry, those in construction labor typically suffer the most deaths. Carpenters and roofers are next.
We Want to Help You Get What You Deserve
You work hard to provide for your family. When you become injured on the job, someone should work hard for you.
The legal professionals of The Hart Law Firm want to help you fight for your rights and get the financial compensation you deserve that could help pay for medical bills and time lost away from work. Contact us today to speak with a lawyer about your situation and begin to move on with your life.