Dallas Construction Accident Lawyers
Injured in a Construction/Work Place Accident in Dallas?
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There’s plenty of construction work going on throughout the Dallas Metroplex and the Lone Star State. With so much building activity, added to the traditional dangers found on every construction site dealing with heavy equipment, accidents and injuries are inevitably bound to occur.
Here are some numbers about fatal occupational accidents in Texas for 2019
A total of 608 workers were killed on the job. 178 of these were in construction and maintenance. The number of construction workers hurt and severely injured is far greater!
Here are some of the common construction site accidents that can happen
- Falling from an Elevated Platform – Scaffolding
- Heavy Equipment Accidents – getting crushed, run over, mechanical malfunction
- Trench Collapse – suffocation
- Equipment Malfunctions or Incorrect use – Nail Guns, Electric Saws, Welding Equipment
- Exposure to Chemicals
- Collapsing Walls or Support Structures
- Excavation Related Accidents
What happens when you become injured due to a construction accident on a job site? If your injuries are minor, then you’ll probably return to work pretty quickly, and things will probably turn out all right. What if you’re hurt more seriously? What if you’re losing time at the job or can’t return to work? Who pays for those high medical bills lost wages, pain, and suffering, or if you become disabled and can’t work? What happens to your family if it turns out that your husband or wife was killed in a construction accident? How do you and your family overcome this disaster of a serious construction accident injury or death?
Dallas Construction Sites Accident Lawyers
As always, the details surrounding any accident determine how the claim or civil injury case that arises from it must be handled. In all work-related injuries in Texas, the first thing you must know before doing anything is whether or not the company you work for has workers’ compensation insurance. If it applies, workers comp pays you some reimbursement for medical expenses, lost wages, pain, and suffering. You also need to know what to do if the contractor or subcontractor you work for does not have workers’ comp. You need to see if you are considered an employee or merely a contractor. Finally, if others, in addition to your employer, owe you damages for your injury, they must be identified through a thorough investigation. Your ability to win damage compensation depends on the answer to all of these questions.
What or who is OSHA? Osha is the acronym for Occupational Safety and Health Administration which was set into action by Congress in 1970. OSHA’s main focus is to ensure safety for the workplace, by enforcing safety standards not just at construction workers, but for the workforce at large! Unfortunately, these standards are kicked to the curb for many different reasons. Find more information about OSHA standards here.
Resolving construction injury cases can be very complicated at times. There are other, more discrete elements as well, that further muddy the waters of how your work-related injury case is pursued. This difficulty, combined with some of the ambiguities of our laws, permits employers and the insurance providers who cover them to unfairly refuse rightful claims of thousands of injured construction workers every year. Inexperienced lawyers often fail to secure maximum work-injury settlements in these accident cases. And those with no legal experience who think they can represent themselves in such matters categorically fail to win just compensation time and again.
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Our Law Offices Can Help
Our Dallas construction accident attorney has been successfully litigated personal injury claims for many years. During this period of time, we have won millions and millions of dollars in settlements for our Texas clients from major insurers throughout the United States. These huge insurance companies are well aware of our outstanding track record and often today will seek to settle out of court rather than face our tenacious attorneys in front of a jury. This of course may be beneficial to you, allowing you to spend less time involved in the whole legal process and enabling you to receive your settlement check even faster. Thus you will be able to return more quickly to your regular day-to-day life.
If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury due to someone else’s negligence, contact our Law Offices today. We are available to you 24 hours a day and are pleased to offer a complimentary consultation. Our team of attorneys is looking forward to discussing your case with you and to answering all of your specific questions.
Our lawyers in Dallas have decades of experience in successfully winning construction accident cases and civil lawsuits on behalf of injured construction workers. We use our expertise to help you clearly understand the laws that govern these cases and all the legal avenues available to you after your construction accident-related injuries. We also have just as much experience representing surviving family members when a construction worker has been killed on the job site. We share these challenges you must overcome, and some of the possible solutions to your plight. We want you to make the best-informed decisions in the interests of your family. Your employer or his or her insurance companies are only interested in protecting their interests. They have been from the moment your accident happened.
Employers protect their assets. Some construction companies begin their defense by trying to hide whether or not they even have workers’ comp insurance. Often, they will engage in underhanded and misleading practices to avoid liability for an injured employee. An experienced Dallas Texas construction injury attorney knows how to counter these tricks played by your employer, his lawyers, and pushy, underhanded insurance adjusters. Without that legal experience, you’ll keep being their victim.
Our experienced Dallas construction accident lawyer has helped injured construction workers deal with their challenging injury cases. We have spent decades accumulating the expertise required to help you receive the compensation you deserve. Put our experience to work for you. If you want to know what your rights are, how to proceed with your claim, and how much compensation you can secure, then we can answer your questions. Call our Law Firm now at 1(800) 862-1260 (toll-free) or 972-278-9202 for a free consultation and find out how we can help you.
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