Across the nation, there are plenty of jobs and positions that may be considered extremely dangerous. Among them would be the construction industry. With so many moving parts, busy co-workers, and heavy machinery all over, it is easy to see why construction sites can lead to serious injuries for those on site.
Unlike many states, Texas does not require employers to carry workers' compensation insurance for their employees. If your employer does provide this type of coverage and you are injured at work, your compensation will be sought through the insurance company. Another important part of workers' compensation is the fact that filing a claim prevents you from suing your employer - you cannot file a lawsuit against the company while pursuing workers' compensation.
If your employer does not carry workers' compensation, and you sustain an injury on the construction site, it is important to contact a skilled Dallas personal injury attorney as soon as possible. In this situation, it is necessary to prove that some type of negligence played a factor in the accident that caused your injury, regardless of who caused the negligence. It could have been a distracted co-worker, malfunctioning machinery, improper training techniques, or any other dangerous situation for which you were not properly prepared.
Construction accidents are daunting because there are so many factors that could cause an injury. The construction site is full of people who may not have received proper training, machinery that may not be working correctly, or chemicals that could cause health problems now, or later in life.
Some common types of construction accidents include:
Regardless of whether you are filing a workers' compensation claim or a personal injury claim, contact our firm to discuss your options.
Far too often we have seen the negative impact that a construction accident can have on someone's life and we aim to help remedy the hardships. When you are challenging big time insurance companies, it is easy to become intimidated or to settle for a quick and easy amount. We take on your case so you can focus on recovery while we handle the legalities and challenge insurance companies for fair compensation.
Schedule your free case evaluation with our firm today and we will explain your rights and options. We will also take the time to listen to your story attentively, allowing us to put together the strongest possible case. Our firm works on a contingency fee basis, so you only owe us money if and when we are successful in securing compensation. You will never pay out-of-pocket fees and our payment comes as a percentage of the damages awarded. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain, so call today.
All too often, accident victims are steamrolled by insurance companies determined to minimize or deny their claims. Don't let this happen to you. Hire us to fight for the compensation you deserve.