Hurt in a Construction Accident in Texas?
Our Austin Workers Compensation Lawyer Protects Rights of Victims
Construction sites have rigorous safety regulations, but whether it’s due to negligence or the inherently risky nature of the job, accidents are bound to happen. In the aftermath of a construction accident, the injured person may not know how to best protect their interests.
If you were injured in a construction accident, an Austin construction site accident lawyer can handle your case and help you get the compensation you deserve.
What Are Common Construction Accidents?
Construction employees perform hazardous jobs on a daily basis. These can include working at height, operating heavy equipment, and dealing with exposure to loud noises and chemicals. One small mistake can have catastrophic consequences — even when everyone on-site is attempting to follow rules and regulations to the letter.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the top four construction hazards are falls, being struck by an object, being caught between objects or in machinery, and electrocution. Burns, exposure to chemicals and dust, and overexertion are also relatively common.
What Legal Recovery is Available for Someone Who’s Been Injured in a Construction Accident?
Once you’ve reported your injury to your employer and sought medical attention, you may wonder how to proceed with your case and whether or not you can obtain compensation. If your employer carries workers’ compensation insurance, you will be able to file a claim to get your medical costs and lost wages covered.
That said, Texas employers are not required to cover their workers in this way. That means many injured construction workers will need to pursue other avenues for financial recovery. If you secure legal representation, your attorney will gather evidence to determine who was at fault, and if another party’s negligence caused the incident, they will work to recover compensation for you.
What Factors Affect a Construction Accident Case?
Your attorney’s approach to the case will depend on whether you were a bystander or working on-site when the accident occurred. If you are a construction worker, your employer’s insurance subscriber status will determine how your attorney proceeds. An experienced attorney can handle both traditional and non-subscriber cases.
Another factor that affects construction accident cases is third-party liability. This applies when someone other than the employer is responsible for the accident, such as a subcontractor, equipment manufacturer, vendor, vehicle operator, engineer, or property owner. Sometimes it is necessary to pursue a third-party claim in addition to filing a workers’ comp claim.
Construction accident injury cases involving multiple parties can become very complex. Your employer, your insurance company, or another party may try to take advantage of that to deny financial responsibility, but a construction accident lawyer will help you navigate these complicated circumstances and maximize your compensation.
When Should I Contact an Austin Construction Injuries Law Firm?
No matter the specific details of your case, it’s important to immediately speak with an attorney who will protect your interests. Evidence at the scene can diminish rapidly, and insurance companies will start reaching out to get you on record about the accident. Construction site injury cases are time-sensitive, so it’s crucial to contact an attorney who will brief you on your rights and help you determine the best step forward.
How Can Aaron Allison Law Firm Help?
At the Law Offices of Aaron Allison, our construction accident attorneys are skilled at handling complex construction site injury cases. We offer compassionate and competent guidance to injured workers and family members who have lost loved ones in wrongful death construction accidents.
Our legal team will investigate the circumstances of your case to identify third-party negligence and develop an effective legal strategy that will result in a positive financial outcome for you and your family. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we do not charge unless we succeed in securing compensation for you.
Contact us online to schedule a free consultation so that we can review your case and determine the next steps.