Falls From Height

Fall From Height Accident Injuries in Midland

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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 free case evaluation.

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 their actions.

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: your recovery.

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