Construction work in Texas is inherently dangerous, and workers are frequently injured on job sites. In fact, in 2015 there were 527 fatal occupation injuries in Texas. Similarly, the state is home to numerous refineries, manufacturing and chemical plants in which avoidable accidents are not uncommon.
At Ben Bronston & Associates, our experienced injury attorneys are dedicated to protecting construction, refinery and plant workers in Corpus Christi and throughout the state. We know that many parties are often involved in these sites and determining liability in an accident can be complicated. We believe that employers and all responsible parties must be held accountable, however, and we will fight to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
While all construction workers in Texas have a right to be provided with a safe working environment, accidents are common and injuries occur for a variety of reasons.
One of the most common accidents at construction sites is falls. Workers are at a high risk of falling from ladders, scaffolding, roofs and other heights. In addition, tools, equipment and construction material that are being used above a worker and not properly secured can fall and strike an individual. While workers are required to hardhats, they can still suffer serious brain and spinal injuries from falling objects.
There are other numerous causes of construction accidents such as electrocutions, equipment accidents, fires and explosions, and trench and building collapses. Even with proper safety training and precautions, construction workers can suffer a wide range of injuries, including:
If you were injured because of the negligence of property owners, contractors, project managers, manufacturers or suppliers, the attorneys at Ben Bronston & Associates can help you recover damages for your current and future medical care, pain and suffering, wage loss and lost earning capacity. If the accident was the result of safety violations, you may also be able to recover punitive damages.
Although refineries in Texas are naturally hazardous sites, most accidents are avoidable. However, refinery accidents are often caused when businesses put profits ahead of workplace safety. As such, chemical spills, fires, and explosions often lead to catastrophic injuries and even death.
Accidents at oil and gas storage facilities are also common. In fact, explosions and other hazardous conditions can cause serious personal injuries and death not only to workers but also residents living near these facilities. Accidents at oil and gas storage facilities can be caused by improper maintenance, defective products, insufficient safety systems and improper training, as well as violations of industry codes and state and federal regulations.
The petrochemical industry also has a sizable footprint in the state. Accidents at these plants often cause burns, electrocutions, blindness, lung and respiratory illnesses, broken bones and death. However, petrochemical spill accidents can be avoided if safety measures are established, implemented and enforced.
If you were injured in a construction, refinery or plant accident, you need a dedicated advocated by your side. The attorneys at Ben Bronston & Associates have decades of experience obtaining meaningful compensation for construction and refinery accident victims in Corpus Christi.