Abilene Construction Accident Lawyer | Industrial Accident Lawyer in Abilene, Texas | Abilene Plant Injuries | Abilene OSHA Accident Lawyer

Abilene Construction accidents often end-up in serious personal injuries or, worse yet, Abilene wrongful death lawsuits. Since industrial accidents usually involve heavy equipment and machinery, it is not uncommon to see:

  1. Brain injury construction accidents;
  2. Crushing accidents;
  3. Permanent disabilities
  4. Construction accidents resulting in traumatic amputations; and/or
  5. Spinal Cord injuries resulting in paralysis, paraplegics or quadriplegics.

Construction Accident Lawyer in Abilene

Most construction accidents would, and should, have been avoided through sound safety practices and/or better equipment.  Some construction injuries that are caused equipment or machinery are:

  • Fall Safety Harness ProtectionConstructing Buildings is Where Abilene Accidents Sometimes Occur
  • Scaffolding
  • Exposures to Chemicals & Hazardous Substances
  • Warning Lines
  • Electrical High Wire - High Voltage Lines
  • Nail Guns
  • Ladders, Fork Lifts, Lifts
  • Heavy Equipment - Cranes, backhoes, rollers;
  • Hoists & Derricks
  • Safety Devices
  • Trench Cave-Ins

Construction Injury Attorneys & Construction Code Violations Attorney

Abilene, Texas is home to many different construction companies. Some only construct residential homes and some only construct commercial properties. There are Texas Building Codes and City of Abilene Building Codes. In some construction injury cases, a violation of a building code that is a cause of the injury can actually be what is called negligence per se. The Abilene and Texas Building Codes governing construction within the City of Abilene are set forth in the tables below.

 

Code Type Code Model Amendment Contact
Building/Dwelling Code (915) 676-6273  IBC 2003 Building Department
Structural Code (915) 676-6273 IBC 2003 Building Department
Plumbing Code (915) 676-6273 IBC 2003 Building Department
Mechanical Code (915) 676-6273 IBC 2003 Building Department
Electrical Code (915) 676-6273 NEC 2005 Building Department
Fire/Life Safety Code (915) 676-6273 IFC 2000 Building Department
Elevator Code (915) 676-6273 IFGC 2003 Building Department
Accessibility Code
Secretary of State’s Office
(512) 463-5561 & (915) 676-6273
Texas Accessibility Standards (TAS) Building Department

Authorities Having Jurisdiction are those government officials who are the final authority on questions in a particular area (or jurisdiction).

Jurisdictional Area Contacts in Abilene for Departments
Structural
David Sartor
Building Official
Phone: (915) 676-6272
Electrical
Van Watson
Assistant Building Official
Phone: (915) 676-6486
Planning
Jeff Armstrong
Development Services
Phone: (915) 676-6475
Plumbing    
Van Watson
Assistant Building Official
Phone: (915) 676-6486
Accessibility
David Sartor
Building Official
Phone: (915) 676-6272
Public Works
Andy Anderson
City Engineer
Phone: (915) 676-6284
Mechanical
Van Watson
Assistant Building Official
Phone: (915) 676-6486
Zoning
Jeff Armstrong
Development Services
Phone: (915) 676-6475
Fire Marshal
Ed Williams
Phone: (915) 676-6679


OSHA Violation Abilene Construction Injury Lawyer

Over 11 million construction workers build and maintain roads, houses, workplaces and physical infrastructure. This work includes many inherently hazardous tasks and conditions such as work at height, excavations, noise, dust, power tools and equipment, confined spaces, and electricity. Construction has about 8% of U.S. workers, but 22% of the fatalities - the largest number of fatalities reported for any of industry sector. Nearly 3.1 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported among private industry employers in 2010, resulting in an incidence rate of 3.5 cases per 100 equivalent full-time workers. These statistics do not include all of the workers injured in construction industry nationwide. In 2010, 456 workers died on the work-site in Texas alone according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. From 2002 to 2009, there were 221 OSHA violations within the City of Abilene. Every day employees lose limbs, suffer deep lacerations, broken bones, brain injuries and more as the result of accidents on the work site. Abilene worksite injury lawyers work with injured workers to preserve their rights to full medical services and financial compensation for lost wages, medical bills, future lost wages, disability, disfigurement, and more. Abilene, Texas is located in OSHA's Region 6 Region 6, Regional Office, 525 Griffin Street, Suite 602, Dallas, Texas 75202, (972) 850-4145, (972) 850-4149 FAX.  The closest OSHA Texas Area Office would be in Fort Worth, North Starr II, Suite 302, 8713 Airport Freeway, Fort Worth, Texas 76180-7610, (817) 428-2470, (817) 581-7723 FAX. Contact them to report a suspected OSHA violation in Abilene, Texas.

Plant Accident Lawyers in Abilene

Plants, refineries, petrochemical, manufacturing all can be very dangerous when someone is negligent. Just some of the locations in Abilene where injuries can occur:

Tiger Manufacturing Company
2631 FM 3034
Abilene, Texas
(325) 677-2112
Peerless Mfg. Co.
2675 E US Highway 80
Abilene, Texas
(325) 677-2016

 

 

Zoltek | Commercial Carbon Fiber
1221 Fulwiler Road
Abilene, Texas
(325) 793-9669
Dansco Manufacturing Inc.
6010 US Highway 277 North
Abilene, Texas
(325) 676-9308

Industrial Accident Abilene Attorneys

Your Abilene industrial accident lawyer will immediately:

  1. Commence a thorough thorough investigation to determine what happened;
  2. Retain competent workplace expert witnesses that will provide testimony in the case;
  3. If OSHA is involved, your lawyer will work with OSHA if requested;
  4. Determine what safety rules were violated, if any, and file suit if necessary, in the District Court of Taylor County.

Workers Comp and Third Party Claims lawyer

Most employers in Abilene have workers compensation coverage so you probably need a workers' compensation attorney in Abilene if you were hurt at the workplace. However, if your injury was caused by another company's negligence, then you may have what is called a "Third Party Claim". Contact a lawyer in Abilene, so they may advise you exactly what all your legal rights are under your set of facts.

Abilene workplace accident lawyers serve clients throughout Central Texas, including Abilene, Albany, Anson, Avoca, Baird, Belle Plain, Big Spring, Breckenridge, Buffalo Gap, Clyde, Colorado City, Dyess AFB, Eastland, Eula, Goldsboro, Hamlin, Haskell, Hawley, Hawley - Noodle, Impact, Lawn, Lueders, Maryneal, McCaulley, Merkel, Moran, Nolan, Novice, Nugent, Ovalo, Potosi, Roby, Rotan, Roscoe, Snyder, Stamford, Sweetwater, Trent, Tuscola, Tye, Winters, Wylie and other communities in Taylor County and Jones County.

Contact an Abilene Accident lawyer that Knows How to
Handle an Accident at a Workplace