Construction jobs consistently rank among the most dangerous in the country, and construction site accidents often result in severe or catastrophic injuries that may leave victims in need of long-term care and victims’ families facing overwhelming expenses and without a source of income.
The construction accident attorneys at Guajardo & Marks are dedicated to helping injured construction workers and their families pursue the financial security they need when they are injured due to the negligence of another or through the use of defective equipment.
Common Catastrophic Injuries Caused by Construction Accidents
The machinery, chemicals, industrial tools and scaffolding used in construction work carries a high risk of injury. Severe injuries that are often the result of construction site accidents include:
- Brain injuries and traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Severe burn injuries
- Loss-of-limb and amputation injuries
- Fractured bones
These injuries can impact your ability to work and provide for your family, and many severe injuries caused by construction site accidents require costly, long-term medical care.
Contributing Factors in Construction Site Accidents
While much construction work is inherently dangerous, construction site accidents are often the result of negligence. Factors in construction site accidents may include but are not limited to:
- Inadequate safety measures
- Defective tools or machinery
- Ladder or scaffolding accidents
- Negligent exposure to a toxic substance
- Ungrounded electrical current/electrocution
Depending on the unique circumstances of a construction site accident, the property owner, construction company, contractor, equipment maker, architect or others may be liable for damages associated with the resulting injuries. The personal injury lawyers at Guajardo & Marks have a proven record of success in severe injury cases, and we have helped families from across the country seek the financial peace of mind they need to cope with medical costs, lost income and other damages.
If you or a loved one was hurt in a construction site accident, please contact Guajardo & Marks online or call (972) 774-9800 for your free consultation. We welcome clients from the Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, areas and across the United States.