Austin Construction Accident Lawyer

Our Austin Construction Injury Lawyer Protects Rights of Victims

It can be difficult to know what to do after sustaining serious injuries after a work site accident. You deserve to seek compensation from any parties that contributed to your suffering. Austin construction accident lawyer Aaron Allison can use his expertise and experience in gathering evidence to support your claim.

You face compounding medical bills, difficulty returning to work, and pain and suffering. Without a construction accident lawyer by your side, it can be difficult to determine what party or parties contributed to your injury. You’ll also face additional challenges if your employer does not carry workers’ comp insurance, which is common in Texas.

Since 1978, The Law Offices of Aaron Allison have provided honest and competent legal counsel to Texas residents. We have a deep pool of local resources here in Austin, and our lawyers have an intimate understanding of local and state law. Of the 95,000 attorneys in Texas, only 40 — including Aaron Allison — stand beside injured employees in workers’ comp cases.

That means we can offer advice at any stage of your claim and are fully prepared to handle both your workman’s comp claim and your third-party lawsuit, if applicable. Simply put — if you have been injured on a job site, we are ready to defend your rights and seek compensation.

Common Causes of Job Site Accidents in Austin

Worksites are extremely hazardous workplaces, with a wide range of risks for employees. The most common causes of construction site accidents are:

  • Falls are the leading cause of accidents and fatalities on construction sites. Falls from ladders, scaffolds, elevated work areas like rooftops, and other surfaces can cause severe injuries and even deaths.
  • Being struck by an object. “Struck-by” accidents are the most common cause of non-fatal wounds at construction sites. Because job sites involve a high degree of motion of many different types at different elevations, including waste and debris falling from above, and material and equipment being raised by cranes and machinery, the likelihood of laborers being accidentally struck by objects and injured is very high.
  • Being caught between objects. Another risk in the dynamic environment of a construction site is workers being caught between objects. Moving equipment and machinery, walls and trenches, narrow walkways, and half-completed structures all elevate the risk of workers being caught between objects.

Can I Apply for Workers’ Compensation After a Construction Accident?

If you are injured in a worksite accident in Texas, you may be able to file a workers’ comp claim against your employer. However, you can only do so if your employer carries workers’ compensation insurance. Texas is the only state that does not require companies to have this type of protection. If your employer is a “non-subscriber,” then you may have other options.

Since these cases present unique challenges, you should always contact an attorney for help. Ultimately, a good Austin construction accident lawyer handles both traditional and non-subscriber workman’s compensation claims. A lawyer can investigate the details of your claim in the context of Austin building code and help identify what parties are involved. However, there are some steps you should take to strengthen your personal injury case.

  • Seek medical treatment. If you need emergency treatment, then call an ambulance and visit the nearest hospital. Generally, you will visit an employer-approved doctor if you do not need immediate attention.
  • Report your injury. You must inform your employer of your work incident within a specific time period. The sooner you file a report, the better your chances for a favorable outcome.
  • Call a construction site accident lawyer. Before speaking to the insurance company or giving your employer a recorded statement, you should call a lawyer. A lawyer can advise you of your rights and assist you in filing your claim.
  • Take a record of your symptoms and treatment. Your attorney can help you keep records of your ailments and medical treatment. As a result, an Austin work compensation lawyer can use this data to help with your application.

What if Another Contractor is Involved in the Incident?

It could be that you can file a third-party claim for your incident at work. A third-party claim identifies parties other than your employer that contributed to your injuries. At construction sites, accidents are frequently caused by the negligence of other subcontractors, materials suppliers, drivers, or property owners. Other responsible parties might include manufacturers of defective products. Usually, injured employees can file third-party claims against those responsible in addition to making a workers’ comp claim.

It can be difficult to identify a third party that contributed to your personal injury, but a lawyer can help you better understand the situation. You need to act fast, though. The longer you wait, the more likely it is that evidence will disappear.

Our Austin lawyers are skilled at handling these types of personal injury cases. We can develop an effective legal strategy to maximize your fair compensation using both a workman’s compensation and a third-party claim. We also represent families who have lost loved ones to wrongful death in work accidents.

Hurt on a Construction Site? Contact Our Austin Construction Accident Lawyers

Wondering what you do if your workers’ compensation is denied? Suspect your employer does not carry Texas workers comp insurance? Questions about your rights with a personal injury claim? You and your lawyer need to act quickly after an accident. Our Austin construction site accident lawyer can help you expedite the process and work toward a favorable resolution.

At The Law Offices of Aaron Allison, we believe you deserve to be represented by an experienced attorney. If you have suffered a head injury, back injury, or other serious injuries in a construction accident, then we can help. Our legal team pursues every avenue of recovery to help you through personal suffering and time away from work. Contact our firm online or call our Austin office at 512-474-8346. We can review your case and let you know how we can help with a free consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Sue for My Construction Accident Injuries?

In Texas, victims have the right to sue the party responsible for the accident that resulted in injuries, using the comparative negligence principle. If you or a loved one have been injured in a construction accident, you can sue for medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages from the accident.

What Are My Options if I’m Involved in a Construction Site Accident?

Construction accident injuries can be complex, with a wide range of possible damages and relief. You may be entitled to medical bills, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and other compensation. If you lost a loved one in a construction accident, you may also be able to sue for wrongful death, funeral and burial expenses, loss of companionship, and other damages.

To determine the specific type of relief available in your case, it is important to consult with a qualified Austin construction accident lawyer.

How Long Do I Have to File a Construction Accident Claim?

As with all personal injuries in Texas, those who are injured in a construction accident have two years from the date of the accident to file. If a person is not immediately aware of their injury, the client and their lawyer have two years from the date of their diagnosis or the date that they were made aware of the condition.

How Long Will it Take for My Construction Site Lawsuit to Settle?

The length of time needed to settle a construction accident lawsuit depends on a wide variety of factors. Depending on the seriousness of the accident, the number of parties involved, and the complexity of proving fault, some construction site cases can be extremely difficult to settle. For more information, consult with our team to assess the factors at play in your specific case.

Can I Still Make a Claim if I Am an Undocumented Worker?

Undocumented laborers are often fearful of bringing their claims forward, due to concerns about their immigration and legal status. However, immigration status cannot be considered in construction accident cases. All people who work have a right to a safe workplace, regardless of immigration status, and those who have been injured in construction site accidents have a right to pursue compensation. Aaron Allison is here to help.

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“I looked at several attorney’s for my husband’s case, and Aaron looks like he was the best one. He was the best Worker’s Comp attorney in our area of Texas. So, we called and made an appointment for an initial visit. Once we talked to him we got that he knows his job. Plus he’s very nice and very personable. We could tell that right away.”

— Mrs. Mario Caballero, Austin, Texas

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