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If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in a construction site accident, you may have certain options available for pursuing financial compensation for your losses. The first question to ask is whether the employer maintains a workers' compensation insurance policy.
Texas state law, unlike the laws of many states throughout the country, does not require all employers to carry workers' compensation coverage, but there is still a good chance that your employer does. If this is the case, you should be entitled to file a claim for compensation for your work injuries. Workers' compensation provides payment for medical treatment and partial replacement of lost wages.
In the event that your employer is a nonsubscriber, the term for an employer that does not carry workers' compensation insurance, it is necessary to determine whether the accident was caused by some type of negligence. If the cause of the accident can be attributed to failure to enforce workplace safety regulations or other types of careless or reckless actions or omissions, you may have grounds to file a personal injury or wrongful death claim against the employer. Alternatively, it might be possible to file a product liability lawsuit against a third party such as the manufacturer of defective or dangerous equipment or machinery that caused or contributed to the accident.
Common Types of Construction Accidents
Certain types of accidents are more common than others in the construction field. Daspit Law Firm is prepared to handle cases such as:
- Chemical Burns
- Crane Accidents
- Electrical Injuries
- Forklift Accidents
- Falls from Heights
- Scaffolding Accidents
- Falling Debris
- "Struck By" Accidents
Speak with a Construction Accident Lawyer in Houston
Whether you need to file a workers' compensation claim or want to learn about your options for suing, contact us at the Daspit Law Firm for help. Our Houston construction accident attorney provides compassionate service and aggressive representation to every one of our clients, and we are ready to take immediate action on your case. We handle injury claims involving chemical burns, spinal cord injuries, electrical injuries, traumatic brain injuries and other types of catastrophic injuries, and we take on cases were our client has been hurt in accidents ranging from slip and fall to forklift accidents and crane accidents. Contact our office now for a free case evaluation, to tell us your story, and to learn more about how we can help you.