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New & Ongoing Construction in Houston Can Lead to Severe Accidents with Injuries

Posted on February 15, 2020

Our Houston, Texas landscape is constantly changing and growing to meet our over 2.3 million residents housing, retail, commercial, and business needs. From our city’s ongoing Memorial Park Master Plan to the addition of luxury hotels, business towers, high rises, medical campuses, and water parks, Houston is significantly expanding its construction workforce with each passing year.

Accounting for an important percentage of our more than 42,000 new jobs in 2020, construction hires are providing incomes for an expanding group of workers throughout the city.

At the Nava Law Group, P.C., we look forward to the completion of all our Harris County construction projects and enjoy the finished benefits each time a new facility opens. Unfortunately, we also understand the grim reality of these projects include construction accidents that cause life-changing injuries and leave families reeling from their losses.

Our Houston construction accidents attorneys work tirelessly to help construction accident victims hold the party that caused their injuries responsible for their medical bills, lost wages, and the temporary or permanent disabilities that result from negligence. We can do the same for you and your family.

What Are the Most Common Types of Houston Construction Accidents?

When our residents are employed in the construction industry, they understand better than most that there are inherent dangers that come with their jobs.

At the Nava Law Group, P.C., our Houston construction accident lawyers know that no matter their position on the jobsite, safety must prevail each day to ensure negligence does not play a factor in their duties.

Unfortunately, unforeseen dangers can cause serious injuries and even death to those working on construction sites, with the most common accidents including: 

  • Building collapses
  • Caught in between/crushed by accidents
  • Electrocutions
  • Equipment-related accidents
  • Falls from heights
  • Fires and explosions
  • Getting hit by a vehicle
  • Hazardous chemicals
  • Machinery accidents
  • Overexertion
  • Scaffolding accidents
  • Slips and falls
  • Struck by object
  • Trench or ground collapses
  • Unsafe property conditions

If you have been hurt while working on a construction project in Houston, contact our Workers’ Compensation attorneys today to learn more about your rights and how we can help protect them going forward.

Houston Construction Workers Are Not the Only Ones in Danger

The size of some of our Houston construction projects can span city blocks, making the project and its dangers difficult to contain, especially when materials are being transported in and out of the construction sites.

Large and small construction projects alike can pose dangers to the general public, including pedestrians, motorcyclists, and drivers who are harmed by the lack of protection from falling objects, tripping hazards from construction materials and debris, and blockades that are situated well into our roadways requiring vehicles to quickly swerve or switch lanes without notice to avoid injury.

If you have been hurt in a Houston construction accident, contact our Houston personal injury attorneys today at (713) 218-2424 to schedule a free consultation to learn more about your rights as an injured person, so you can focus on the medical care and time away from work you need to heal while we pursue the financial settlement or jury verdict you deserve.

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