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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Texas Construction Fall Lawyer: Construction Falls Are a Leading Cause of Fatal Work Place Accidents by Texas Construction Fall Lawyer Jason S. Coomer

Texas Construction Fall Lawyer: Defective Scaffolding, Lack of Proper Safety Equipment, and Negligent Construction Site Safety Managers Are All Potential Causes of Fatal Construction Site Accidents by Texas Construction Fall Lawyer Jason S. Coomer

Texas has a multi-billion dollar construction industry that has been able to shift many laws against injured workers and the families of workers that have been killed in construction site accidents.  As such, instead of improving safety on construction sites, many general contractors are cutting corners on construction safety, destroying evidence of inadequate safety, and using legal technicalities to fight having to compensate injured workers and grieving families.  By hiring a Texas serious fall lawyer, Texas construction equipment accident lawyer, or Texas accident death lawyer, to investigate a fatal construction accident or serious injury accident, a family can often determine what potential compensation may be available under Texas law and avoid many of the legal traps that have been created by the construction industry.

Serious Injury and Fatal Construction Falls Can Be Caused by Defective Scaffolding, Lack of Proper Safety Equipment, and Negligent Construction Site Safety Managers

An increasing number of construction workers are being seriously injured and/or killed by construction falls caused by defective scaffolding, lack of proper safety equipment, and negligent construction site safety managers.  The families of construction workers who are seriously injured or killed at a construction site should make sure that the construction accident is timely and properly investigated to make sure that the negligence does not occur again and that the responsible parties are thoroughly investigated and made to pay any and all compensation that is required under Texas law.  Many of these claims have a two year statute of limitations, but it is important for the family to begin the investigation as soon as possible to prevent the general contractor, insurance adjusters, or others from destroying or removing important evidence.

OSHA Has Been Gutted Over The Last 16 Years and Often Does Not Have The Resources To Fully Investigate Construction Work Place Deaths

Since the creation of OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) in 1970, the number of work place deaths and serious injuries have decreased.  However, over the last 16 years OSHA has been gutted and safety has been put on the back burner.  In many situations, OSHA has actually started blaming workers instead of employers for on the job deaths.  They have changed how work place deaths are tabulated and have allowed work places all over the United States to become more dangerous.  They also do very limited investigations after a death compared to the OSHA of the past.

Under the guise of limiting red tape and regulations, OSHA no longer protects workers and ensures that work places are safe as they did in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s.  As such, it has fallen on work place accidental death lawyers and the families of those wrongfully killed, to investigate work place accidents and employer negligence that have killed employees. 

For more information on investigating the construction accident including the death of a loved one, please feel free to contact Texas Construction Fall Lawyer, Jason S. Coomer, or go to the following web page: Investigating Accident Death Lawsuits