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El Paso, Texas and New Mexico Construction Site Injury Attorney

Permian Basin building site injury lawyer

Lawyer for Injured Construction Workers in El Paso, Texas and Las Cruces, New Mexico

A personal injury can be a frightening prospect for a person and their family. In addition to endangering a victim's life and affecting their health and well-being, an injury is also likely to have a significant financial impact. Unfortunately, work-related injuries are common, and people in some industries are more likely to be injured than others. Construction workers face some of the highest risks of any occupation, and when accidents occur at construction sites, victims can suffer severe, life-changing injuries.

If you have been injured in a construction site accident, James Kennedy, P.L.L.C. can help you understand your options for pursuing compensation. Being the tough attorney of a family-focused law firm, I am dedicated to fighting for the rights of injury victims. Attorney James Kennedy is Board Certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and he has over 25 years of experience representing clients throughout Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. He has taken cases to trial in every year of his law practice, and he is fully prepared to go to court to help you receive the compensation you deserve.

Types of Construction Injuries

Construction sites can be dangerous places, due to the large and heavy materials used, the complex equipment and machinery, and the large number of hazards that are present. There are many safety requirements that must be followed by employers, property owners, and construction workers, and failure to follow the proper procedures can result in dangerous or deadly accidents. Injuries can occur for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Improper fall protection - Fall injuries can occur because of collapsing ladders or scaffolding, because hazards such as floor holes are not covered or marked, or because protective equipment such as safety harnesses was not provided to workers.
  • Falling objects - The heavy materials used at a construction site can cause serious harm when they fall from a great height. A person struck by a falling object is likely to suffer a traumatic brain injury.
  • Defective equipment - Malfunctions can occur in many of the tools used on a construction site, including drills, power saws, cutting torches, jackhammers, forklifts, cranes, or excavators. Equipment may become dangerous because of manufacturing defects, inadequate maintenance, or improper operation.
  • Electrocution - Workers can suffer serious burn injuries or wrongful death if the proper procedures are not followed when installing or repairing electrical wiring. Electrocution may also occur if live wires are cut during excavation, and this can happen due to operator negligence or a municipality's failure to mark underground wires correctly.
  • Toxic chemical exposure - Many of the materials used at construction sites are hazardous, and workers may be injured by chemical burns or the inhalation of toxic substances such as asbestos.
  • Trench collapse - Trenches dug at a construction site should use the proper protective systems, including shoring, shielding, and exits such as ladders or ramps for workers inside the trench. A trench that is constructed incorrectly can collapse and bury a worker, resulting in serious injuries or death.

Following a construction site accident, the costs related to immediate and ongoing medical treatments can be huge, and the loss of income if you are unable to work while recovering can cause a great deal of difficulty. If you become disabled, this will likely require major changes to your life and home, and your ability to provide for your family may be permanently affected. All of these costs can add up quickly and impact your family for years or decades to come.

Contact an El Paso, Texas and New Mexico Construction Accident Lawyer

If you were injured while working at a construction site, you may be able to pursue compensation from multiple parties, including a negligent employer who did not provide workers' compensation coverage, the manufacturer of defective tools or machinery, a co-worker or subcontractor who did not use the proper safety measures, or a city or county that did not properly mark the location of electrical cables. At James Kennedy, P.L.L.C., I can help you identify the party or parties who were responsible for your injuries, and I will fight to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve. Contact me and schedule a free consultation today by calling 915-544-5200. I serve clients throughout west Texas, south New Mexico, Nevada, and Colorado, including El Paso, Odessa, Midland, Las Cruces, and Carlsbad. Se Habla Español.

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