The numbers don’t lie: Construction is the most dangerous industry in the United States. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, more than 92 construction workers died on the job every week in 2014.
The vast majority of these tragedies were preventable. One of the main contributing factors was a lack of safety gear. According to Standard 1910.132 of Occupational Safety and Health Standards, construction employers are required to provide the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) to help workers avoid injuries. In some cases, though, construction site supervisors do not provide the appropriate safety gear – and employees suffer the consequences.
If you were injured on the job in Texas, contact The Luke Dow Law Firm. A personal-injury attorney in Austin will gather evidence, structure your claim, and help you pursue the maximum compensation for medical bills, lost wages and other damages.
We have recovered tens of millions of dollars for our clients. Call 512-518-4104 to schedule a consultation. You can also visit USAttorneys.com to learn more about work-related injury claims in Texas.
Read on for a brief overview of the most important safety gear on construction sites:
- Hard Hats
- Face and Eye Protection
- Protective Footwear
- Work Gloves
If you were injured while working on a construction site in Texas, contact The Luke Dow Law Firm. Mr. Dow is an Austin accident lawyer who is board-certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He can protect your interests and help you avoid mistakes during the workers’ compensation claims process.
If your workers’ compensation claim was denied, Mr. Dow can help you file an appeal. However, there are time limits to making an appeal, so you should take action immediately. Call 512-518-4104 to schedule a consultation.