Fighting for the Rights of those Injured in Construction Accidents in Mississippi
Providing high quality legal representation for injured clients in Southaven, Olive Branch, Hernando and beyond
The homes, office buildings and retail outlets in Mississippi were all built by construction workers, who do important but hazardous work in order to build up the infrastructure of modern life. Each day, according to OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), nearly 6.5 million people work at approximately 252,000 construction sites across the country. Unfortunately, the injury rate for workers in the construction industry is higher than the national average in this category for all industries. While the industry can be a hazardous one, the workers are protected by federal and state safety laws, which construction companies must adhere to. They have a legal requirement to make the workplace as safe as possible, and to provide the tools, equipment, safety gear and supervision required to accomplish their work without placing themselves in extraordinary danger.
The Southaven construction accident attorneys of Taylor Jones Taylor ensure that clients who have been injured in a workplace construction accident get all of the compensation they deserve. From offices in Southaven, Olive Branch and Hernando, the firm has represented injured workers for more than 50 years. The attorneys know how to thoroughly investigate a workplace accident, discover the responsible party and hold them liable for your injuries.
The “Fatal Four” and other construction accidents
Construction worker deaths account for approximately 19.5 percent of all workplace fatalities in the past decade. While the construction industry is fraught with workplace accidents, the top four injuries that were responsible for 57 percent of construction worker deaths include:
- Falls: 36 percent of construction workplace fatalities were from falls
- Struck by an object: 10 percent were from being struck by an object
- Electrocution: 9 percent of deaths were caused by electrocutions
- Caught between objects: 2 percent of fatalities were the result of being caught between objects
OSHA reports that eliminating the, “fatal four” would save the lives of 435 American construction workers every year.
Compensation for construction accident injuries
An injured worker may not able to bring a lawsuit against their employer even if it was the employer’s negligence that caused the accident. The workers’ compensation system, which is administered by the individual states, provides a no-fault program that pays a partial wage-replacement and covers medical expenses related to the injury.
Third party liability for injuries in construction accidents
If your construction accident injury was caused by a defective tool or piece of equipment, or due to unsafe working conditions on another job site you may be able to take legal action against the third party in the form of a products liability or premises liability lawsuit. With a third party lawsuit you can also sue for pain and suffering, emotional distress and disfigurement if that applies to your case.
When you work with the knowledgeable Southaven construction accident attorneys from the law firm of Taylor Jones Taylor, you have the advantage of working with a firm that has been serving the people of Mississippi and Tennessee for more than 50 years. Their team has earned its reputation for tenacity by fighting diligently to protect clients’ rights to compensation after an injury in a workplace accident.
Helping Mississippi families affected by construction accident injuries
Recovering from a construction accident injury can be difficult. The skilled legal team at Taylor Jones Taylor fights for the rights of workplace accident victims throughout Mississippi, including in Grenada, Tupelo, Clarksdale, Oxford, Batesville and Cleveland. You are welcome to call 662.253.5193, or fill out this contact form to make an appointment at one of the firm’s three offices in Southaven, Hernando or Olive Branch. How can we help you today?