Fall From Height Accident Injuries in Midland
Speak with a Midland Construction Injury Attorney
According to The Center for Construction Research and Training, falls are
the single greatest cause of fatal injuries on construction sites, despite
the immense number of regulations and safety procedures that must be followed.
In 2015 alone, 364 workers died in a fall accident on a construction site,
just short of a rate of one every single day. The need to move up to higher
levels in order to complete buildings is one that will never go away,
however workers will continue to remain at risk when their feet leave
the solid ground.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a fall accident while on a
construction site, you should not hesitate to speak with an attorney to find out if you
qualify for compensation. Attorney James C. Dean of
Dean Law Firm has developed a reputation for reputable counsel and relentless advocacy
through every step of your claim. As a Midland construction injury lawyer,
he is experienced in all types of injury cases of all types, no matter
how large or small. We use a personalized, one-on-one approach to each
case to learn the extent to which you and your loved ones have been impacted
in order to provide you with the best possible strategy for reaching your
ultimate goals. Our counsel has achieved numerous industry awards and
accolades, including an AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell®,
and Attorney Dean has proudly earned a perfect 10.0 Superb rating from Avvo.
Get high-quality counsel and fearless representation for your best interests
by calling Dean Law Firm today! Dial 432.214.8125 to request a
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Common Reasons for Fall Injuries
Fall injuries can occur due to many different factors while on a job site.
However, the one thing most of these factors have in common is that they
were most likely preventable, and the injury could have been avoided had
those responsible taken extra precaution to avoid the mistake. Negligence,
or a lack of care that results in an injury, is what you and Attorney
Dean will work to determine in order to figure out who is at fault for
an injury and responsible for your claim.
Some of the most common reasons for a construction accident include:
Regulation or rule violations: OSHA statistics state that the most often-violated rules and regulations
they see during audits pertain to fall protection procedures, particularly
on any ledge six feet in height or greater.
Inexperience: The Bureau of Labor has found that an incredible 60 percent of all construction
accidents occur within the first year of a worker’s employment,
often because they are not aware or used to following the required procedures.
Defective equipment: Safety equipment can only do its job if it is properly constructed and
regularly inspected for any flaws or damage that can compromise it in
the event of an emergency. Equipment that is not inspected could place
workers at risk.
Sloped work surfaces: Falling off roofs is the most common reason why construction workers are
killed, as opposed to scaffolding or ladders which offer a flat, stable
surface to stand on. Slopes do not promote strong footing or good balance,
which results in more accidents.
Lack of caution: Whether it’s simple overconfidence, fatigue, or a “been-there-done-that”
attitude towards the day’s work, many fall injuries occur quite
simply because someone wasn’t paying attention either to their own
actions or someone else’s.
Texas is certainly no stranger to these construction injuries either. Statistics
from the year 2012 indicated our state had the highest number of construction
site fatalities the nation, many of which could be attributed to fall
injuries. While some of this can be attributed to our rapid growth and
abundance of new construction projects employing new workers, this also
means that those responsible for injuries should be held accountable for
Since 1995, Attorney Dean has provided numerous clients with exceptional
representation and compassionate advice to help them reach their goals.
As a Midland native and local resident, he works hard to help those in
his community obtain justice when they have been injured while on a construction
site. Let us handle the hard part so you can focus on what matters most:
Contact Dean Law Firm online now to schedule your initial appointment and learn what you should
do next to advance your claim.