What should you do if you are seriously injured in a construction accident? What are your options after a work injury?
According to KXAN, the Austin Fire Department and Austin-Travis County EMS recently responded to an incident at the Flagstone Terrace Condominiums in the 6900 block of Deatonhill Drive in South Austin. A man in his 30s was working on a plumbing issue inside a trench when it collapsed on top of him. He was pulled from the trench and CPR was administered, after which he regained his pulse. He was then transported to St. David’s South Austin Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.
Construction jobs and other jobs involving manual labor often involve heavy equipment and precarious situations that can lead to injury if workers do not exercise a reasonable duty of care. All too often, accidents on construction sites are caused by negligence. These work accidents can result in catastrophic personal injuries with lifelong implications, or can result in the death of a worker.
What To Do If You Are Involved in a Work Site Accident
When you suffer injury on a work site, the majority of the time, you will want to seek compensation for your injuries through the workers’ compensation system. But the workers’ comp process can be complicated and it can be difficult to meet deadlines and complete your filings if you are busy recovering from your injuries. That is why it is important to discuss your work injury with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney.
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Aaron Allison have decades of experience assisting victims of workplace accidents and are prepared to assist you in your claim.