Injured in a dangerous construction accident?
Construction sites, especially large commercial construction jobs, are more hazardous than the average workplace with heavy equipment, large trucks arriving with deliveries, being unloaded and then leaving, sub-contractors coming and going, inexperienced co-workers, sometimes unprotected power lines and even hazardous materials. Many companies carry workers' compensation insurance which has limits on how much compensation is available depending on the type and seriousness of an injury.
However, the Texas laws covering this type of injury are complicated, and the injury may or may not fall strictly under workman's compensation insurance. A construction site worker who has been injured may be wrongly informed as to his rights. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a construction accident in the Houston area you need the assistance of a Houston lawyer in making your claim. The legal team at The Doan Law Firm, P.C. is knowledgeable in these laws and aggressive in seeking fair repayment for damages.
Mistakes on the part of co-workers account for many construction accidents, but more commonly the cause of one of these accidents is some other source entirely, for example poorly maintained equipment or machinery malfunction. A thorough investigation of the circumstances on the part of a knowledgeable construction accident attorney may bring to light more than one responsible party. The legal team at The Doan Law Firm, P.C. is prepared to use all of their knowledge and education in the law to assist an injured client to receive the maximum reimbursement.
Common Accidents & Injuries
Construction accidents can prove to be some of the most devastating, as workers are required to work at fatal heights, utilize heavy machinery on a regular basis, and work in areas that may expose them to toxic chemicals. Because of this, construction laborers are often involved in some of the most serious accidents, and usually sustain some of the most severe injuries. Unfortunately, many of these accidents could have been avoided by following the proper safety regulations. When a fellow worker or even a supervisor fails to adhere to mandatory safety protocols, the consequences can prove to be fatal. Some of the most common types of construction accidents include:
- Scaffolding accidents
- Roof collapses
- Fires & explosions
- Defective machinery accidents
- Slip & fall accidents
If you have been involved in a similar accident, you may be entitled to compensation. One way in which to recover monetary compensation is through workers' compensation insurance, while you may also pursue a third party claim if a defective product was the cause for your injuries. In order understand your rights as an injured worker, however, it is important to speak to a knowledgeable legal professional. In doing so, you will likely be better equipped to pursue the proper legal action.
Types of Injury Claims
Depending on the seriousness and the circumstances of the injuries, there may be a number of possible claims to be made, some of which are pain and suffering, emotional suffering, medical costs, future medical costs, and punitive damages. Sometimes victims of construction accidents are unfairly denied compensation. If you have been injured in a construction accident, contact The Doan Law Firm, P.C. for a free consultation and evaluation with an experienced attorney. The legal team is relentless in seeking fair compensation for an injured client.