Aggressive Construction Accident Attorneys in Houston
Construction sites are often synonymous with dangerous working conditions. Those who are regularly on a construction site know firsthand how dangerous they can be. Consequently, it’s no surprise that a serious accident can occur at any time, to anyone. If you or a loved one suffered injuries on a construction site, you could be entitled to compensation. Our Houston construction accident lawyer are experienced in helping construction site accident victims receive the financial benefits they deserve.
Alarming Statistics about Construction Site Accidents & Fatalities
- Nearly one of every five deaths in the US occur in the construction industry.
- Two of the 10 deadliest jobs are in the construction industry – roofing and structural iron/steel work.
- Falls make up 40% of construction-related deaths.
- Over 720 people were involved in fatal construction site accidents in 2011.
The Importance of Early Investigation
To begin with, it’s important to collect facts and information regarding the accident early. The sooner investigation begins, the more likely you are to remember key details regarding the situation. Waiting too long to start investigating can make it harder to prove liability of at-fault parties. In addition, the state of Texas carries a Statute of Limitations of two years from the date of the accident to file a claim.
What Should I Do After Suffering Injuries in a Construction Site Accident?
First, you should immediately seek proper medical attention, even if you do not feel that your injury is severe. Some injuries can manifest themselves over the course of a few hours or days, and it’s important you see a doctor to determine the extent of your injuries.
Next, you need to report the incident immediately to your employer. This could help prevent others from suffering an injury on the job. They will also create a report of the accident that could be helpful later.
Further, you should contact an experienced construction accident lawyer that can help conduct a thorough investigation of your accident. You are also advised to contact the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). This government agency oversees the safety of working conditions and can be a valuable tool in conducting an investigation of your accident. Throughout this entire process, it’s a good idea to write down any details regarding the situation, and take many pictures and videos of the construction site. Involvement in an accident can be a traumatic event, which could make it harder to remember key information later.
Types of Construction Accidents
The activities on a construction site are varied and leave multiple possibilities for incidents to occur. Given this, we have experience in providing legal services to victims of the following types of accidents:
- Slips, Trips, and Falls
- Equipment or Machinery-related Incidents
- Power Line Accidents
- Trenching Incidents
- Building Collapse
- Inadequate Safety Precautions
Other Types of Industrial Workplace Accidents
In addition to common construction accidents, our attorneys are also experienced in helping victims of other industrial workplace accidents, including
- Mining – Mining environments are susceptible to explosions, exposure to harmful gases or chemicals, and mine collapse.
- Refinery – Workers in oil and gas refineries face a risk of explosions.
- Chemical Plant – Injuries sustained at chemical plants aren’t as immediate or obvious. Complications can develop over time and may take years to discover.
Common Construction Injuries
Common construction injuries include, but are not limited to
- Brain Damage
- Broken Bones
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Back or Joint Injuries
- Paralysis (partial or total)
- Wrongful Death
If you’ve suffered injuries in a construction site accident, the responsibility for the injury can extend to multiple parties, including
- Your employer
- General Contractors and subcontractors
- Scaffolding Providers
- Insurance Companies
- Equipment or Machinery Manufacturers
- Owners of the Construction Sites and Buildings
Types of Construction Claims We Can Help With
Above all, our attorneys are experienced in helping victims of a variety of construction site accidents receive the compensation they deserve. We have helped clients with the following types of claims:
You May Be Entitled to Compensation for All Damages
Sustaining an injury from a construction site accident can have a devastating financial effect. You shouldn’t have to suffer due to someone else’s mistake. As a result, your benefits may entitle you to full compensation, including
- Full payment of medical bills
- Recovery of lost wages and earnings potential
- Disability benefits
- Death benefits
- Pain, Suffering and Mental Anguish
- Physical Disfigurement and Impairment
Construction Accidents FAQs
How much does a construction site accidents lawyer cost?
First and foremost, our primary goal is to help victims of construction site accidents receive the benefits they’re entitled to, and do not want financial obligations to get in the way. For these reasons, we provide no-cost consultations to see if we can help you win your case. If we can’t recover compensation for you, you pay nothing.
Can I file a lawsuit even if I am receiving worker’s compensation benefits?
Worker’s Compensation can provide assistance with medical costs and lost wages, but it rarely covers the full amount. However, in certain situations, you can still file claims against third parties that were responsible for your injury, even if you are receiving worker’s compensation. In some cases, even if someone or their families receive worker’s compensation benefits, you may still be able to sue your employer. Our team of experienced lawyers can help you understand your options to make the best decision for your unique situation.
Why do I need a construction site accident attorney?
When you partner with an accident attorney, we work for you, not the insurance company. More often than not, insurance companies will have their own best interest in mind, paying you as little money as possible. Therefore, an experienced attorney who understands how accident lawsuits work can help ensure you are treated fairly and receive the appropriate benefits.
The accident might have been my fault – can I still file a lawsuit?
Generally speaking, you should never admit fault in a construction site accident, even if you think you were at fault. There could be contributing factors that you are unaware of that led to the accident, and only a full investigation should determine the true cause. Ultimately, it’s your decision whether you file a lawsuit, regardless of what you believe caused the accident.
Contact an Experienced Construction Attorneys in Houston Texas Today
If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a construction site accident, you should not have to suffer alone. Contact our skilled legal team today for a free consultation to see if we can help you receive fair compensation. To clarify, if we can’t help you win your case – you pay nothing!