Arlington Constuction Accident Lawyer | Industrial Accident Lawyer in Arlington , Texas | Arlington Plant Injuries | Arlington OSHA Accident Lawyer

Arlington Construction accidents often end-up in serious personal injuries or, worse yet, Arlington 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 Arlington

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 Arlington 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

Arlington, 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 Arlington 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 Arlington and Texas Building Codes governing construction within the City of Arlington are set forth in the tables below.

 

Code Type Code Model Amendment Contact
Building/Dwelling Code (817) 459-6521 IBC 2003 & IRC 2003 Building Department
Structural Code (817) 459-6521 IBC 2003 Building Department
Plumbing Code (817) 459-6521 IPC 2003 Building Department
Mechanical Code (817) 459-6521 IMC 2003 Building Department
Electrical Code (817) 459-6521 NEC 2005 Building Department
Fire/Life Safety Code (817) 459-6521 IFC 2000 Building Department
Accessibility Code
Secretary of State’s Office
(512) 463-5561 
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 Arlington for Departments
Structural
Jim Parajon
Director of Building Inspections
Phone: (817) 459-6502
 
Zoning
Jim Copus
Planning Department
Phone: (817) 459-6670 
 
Planning
Jim Copus
Pllanning Department
Phone: (817) 459-6670 
 
Public Works
Public Works Department
Phone: (817) 459-6550
 
Fire Marshal
Fire Department
Phone: (817) 459-5500
 
Parks/Recreation Parks
 Recreation Department
Phone: (817) 459-5474
 


OSHA Violation Arlington 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 Arlington. Every day employees lose limbs, suffer deep lacerations, broken bones, brain injuries and more as the result of accidents on the work site. Arlington 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. Arlington, 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 Arlington, Texas.

Plant Accident Lawyers in Arlington

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

General Truck Body Manufacturing‎
1801 Timberlake Drive
Arlington, TX 76010
(817) 695-6602

Oil States Industries Inc‎
7701 South Cooper Street
Arlington, TX 76001
(817) 548-4200

 

Warehouse Worker Injuries Happen All to Often

Ricca Chemical Company‎
448 West Fork Drive
Arlington, TX 76012
(817) 461-5601
Shioleno Industries‎
1715 Peyco Drive North
Arlington, TX 76001
(817) 465-9361

Industrial Accident Arlington Attorneys

Your Arlington 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 Tarrant County.

Workers Comp and Third Party Claims lawyer

Most employers in Arlington have workers compensation coverage so you probably need a workers' compensation attorney in Arlington 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 Arlington, so they may advise you exactly what all your legal rights are under your set of facts.

Arlington workplace accident lawyers serve clients throughout Central Texas, including Arlington, Azle, Bedford, Benbrook, Blue Mound, Colleyville, Cookes Meadow, Crowley, Dalworthington Gardens, Duncanville, Edgecliff Village, Espanita, Euless, Everman, Forest Hill, Ft. Worth, Grand Prairie, Grapevine, Haltom City, Haslet, Hurst, Irving, Keller, Kennedale, Lake Worth, Lakeside, Mansfield, North Richland Hills, Pantego, Pelican Bay, Richland Hills, River Oaks, Ryanwood, Saginaw, Sandybrook, Sansom Park, Southlake, Sowers, Watauga, Westlake, Westover Hills, White Settlement, areas in the vicinity of Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport, and other communities in Tarrant County.

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