Excavation, trench work and digging is commonplace in and around construction sites. When accidents happen performing such work, construction workers can easily sustain serious, life-threatening injuries.
Excavation work can be extremely dangerous and the consequences of an accident can be life-changing. You may feel hopeless, especially if you or a loved one has been a victim of these accidents don't give up, we can help.
Types of Excavation & Trench Digging Injuries
The list of ways someone can get hurt in excavation, trench or digging accidents is endless. Construction workers may be pinned by heavy machinery or electrocuted by exposed wiring.
Some common injuries suffered include:
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injury
- Traumatic brain injury
- Loss of limb
- Nerve damage
- Burns (Chemical, electrical, etc.)
Construction site visitors such as building inspectors and third party employees are also at risk of suffering an injury should an accident occur. If you are injured due to an employee outside of your own company, you may be dealing with a third party construction accident claim.
Do you know what to do if you sustain a serious injury at a construction site in Texas or Oklahoma? What if you were not able to work for weeks or months, how would you pay for much needed medical treatment?
Forklift or Crane Accidents
Heavy machinery such as cranes and forklifts are typically used at construction sites. In an instant a worker may be pinned underneath a tilted forklift or hit by a swinging crane arm. When these types of accidents happen, you deserve justice.
Fires and Explosions
Heavy machinery, exposed wires and welding at construction sites can quickly lead to a dangerous fire or explosion and serious injuries.
Third Party Accident Claims
Although most companies only have their employees working on-site, some industries require several companies to work together at one location. If another company has caused an accident and you were injured as result, they may be held responsible.
Contact our Team of Lawyers Today
Many factors need to be considered when dealing with a construction accident including inspection reports, medical records, insurance documentation and eyewitness accounts.
At the law offices of Stephens, Anderson & Cummings, our personal injury lawyers know how to find such information and use it to build a case that will help you obtain the justice you deserve.
In Texas and Oklahoma, our lawyers and staff have a reputation for being thorough, detail-oriented and versatile.
Contact us today by calling (877) 920-9009 and find out if you have grounds to file a claim.