Two Frisco construction workers spent several terrifying moments outside a hotel under construction on April 24, 2017 when the scaffold on which they were standing collapsed. Thankfully, Frisco firefighters were able to retrieve the two men, who were not injured.
The Dangers Construction Workers Face
This is a rather rare example of construction workers being involved in an accident yet emerging uninjured. In far too many other instances, workers are either severely injured or even killed when something goes wrong at the workplace. Heavy equipment operators, electricians, general laborers and even site managers are just a few of the types of employees who face serious danger each and every day they show up to work.
When an accident happens on a construction site or another type of workplace, the consequences can be catastrophic. Not only do workers suffer physical pain, they also suffer financial hardships when they have to be away from work for an extended period of time. This is why it’s so important that you contact a work injury attorney as soon as possible if you or someone close to you has been injured on the job.
There are a lot of common reasons why construction workers and other employees are injured. They may be hurt due to a malfunctioning piece of equipment such as a forklift, a dump truck or a tool they’re using. Many workers are injured in falls due to collapsing scaffolds, such as the Frisco incident, and aren’t lucky enough to be rescued in time.
If you or someone you love has been hurt, attorney Todd Durham may be able to help. Durham has represented many types of employees in work-related injury cases, including construction workers and many others. Please give our office a call at (214) 222-4000 or contact us online if you would like more information or you would like to schedule an appointment.