The construction industry employs many people in and around the Dallas area. However, this is also an incredibly dangerous industry to work in. At the Law Office of Julie Johnson, our knowledgeable and experienced Dallas workplace accident attorneys are ready to help if do you have been injured or if a loved one has been killed due to a construction incident. We will thoroughly investigate your case and work to secure the compensation you are entitled to.
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the construction industry has boomed since hitting an employment bottom in 2012. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has indicated that the construction employment numbers will continue to increase over the next eight years.
When looking at the employment numbers for the construction industry, we see that small businesses with fewer than 20 employees account for nearly 93% of all construction establishments and employ approximately 42% of all construction workers in the United States. Companies with more than 20 employees make up the remainder of the construction workforce.
However, we should also be aware the construction accident injuries may continue to rise. According to data from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), we know that approximately 21% of all workplace fatalities in the United States during the latest reporting year happened in the construction industry. It is alarming that nearly one in five worker deaths in this country come from one industry. OSHA even has a name for the leading causes of construction deaths. They refer to the following as the “Fatal Four:”
Nearly all cases of construction accident injuries and death are preventable. It is up to construction employers to properly train every worker to do their jobs. All workers should know how to use the equipment they are asked to handle, and they should have the proper safety equipment necessary for each job site.
Construction accident injury victims should never have to worry about whether or not they will be covered by workers’ compensation insurance. However, when employers or insurance carriers deny a claim, this can be detrimental to injured workers.
If you or somebody you care about has been injured in a construction accident that was caused by another person’s careless or negligent actions, speak to an attorney as soon as possible. At the Law Office of Julie Johnson, we are ready to get to work on your case. Our goal is to secure the compensation you are entitled to, which can include: