December 17, 2013
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Texas has seen a dramatic increase in the number of fatalities associated with workplace accidents. In fact, the state recorded a 20 percent increase in the total number of fatalities last year, with a total of 105 deaths occurring in the construction industry alone.
The Austin Construction Accident Lawyers with Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers explain that workers who are injured while on-the-job may find it useful to discuss their case with a qualified attorney in order to ensure their rights to compensation and a safe workplace are protected. Take, for instance, the case of a 19-year-old construction worker who was fired from his position after reporting an injury he suffered to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
An article from KEYE TV News stated that on November 8, the victim was performing his job duties at the site of a high-rise apartment construction project in Austin, Texas, when he was struck in the back by a piece of steel bar that fell from a crane. He sought medical attention and reported the incident to OSHA, but was fired from his position the following day.
The worker is now claiming he was wrongfully terminated as an act of retaliation by the company.
Daniel Stark and his team of Austin Personal Injury Lawyers recognize how difficult overcoming a work-related injury can be and are here to help anyone who has been hurt at no fault of their own due to a workplace accident.