After A Construction Accident, You May Have More Options Than You Realize
Construction sites are some of the most inherently hazardous workplaces in the country. Many injured workers are under the mistaken notion that their only recourse after an accident is to file a workers’ compensation claim, with no requirement of proving that an employer was negligent. Workers’ compensation benefits are helpful, but they are often insufficient to provide all the support that an injured construction worker and their family need. In fact, workers’ compensation frequently is not the only path to financial recovery after a construction accident.
A third-party liability claim against another person or legal entity may be an option. If an employer’s safety record was bad enough, an injured worker may also be able to bring a lawsuit against that employer in Texas. I am Jason Holladay, an experienced personal injury attorney who knows how to help you recover the compensation you need for your injuries. Contact my firm, the Holladay Law Firm, PLLC, as soon as possible to discuss your legal options.
When An Employer’s Wrongdoing Was Intentional
Although employers are required to abide by certain safety regulations to protect their employees, many times these regulations are ignored. Safety violations may not mean that an injured worker can bring a claim other than a workers’ compensation claim. But when egregious, intentional wrongdoing by employers results in preventable injury to a worker, the employer can be held responsible for any injury or death that results. Furthermore, a guest or passerby who is injured at a construction site may bring a claim against a construction company and/or property owners.
The bottom line is this: If you have been injured in a construction accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses, including medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and more. A construction accident attorney can inform you of your rights and help you pursue relief through any means for which you are eligible.
Types Of Construction Accident Injuries
My experience and passion to help the injured will be beneficial in your case. I bring claims and lawsuits for construction accident victims as well as surviving family members after fatal accidents. Examples of serious injuries that often occur because of construction accidents include:
- Broken bones
- Brain injuries
- Injuries to the spinal cord
- Electric shock injuries
- Falls from heights
- Injuries caused by falling objects
- Thermal and chemical burns
- Equipment-related accidents
- Loss of eyesight or hearing
- Crush injuries
- Various injuries caused by overexertion and heatstroke
- Electric shocks and other fatalities
Workers and others who are injured on construction sites often face long roads to recovery. When someone dies from such injuries, immediate family members typically have financial hardships as well as grief. Legal action is essential, and the sooner you get a case evaluation, the more options you may have to collect compensation from all available sources.
Who Can Be Held Liable For A Construction Accident?
A construction accident may involve a number of factors, and therefore the liable party or parties will vary from case to case. I am fully prepared to investigate your case to determine exactly who can be held liable for your accident. A workers’ compensation claim does not require any proof of negligence by an employer – typically a contractor or construction company. But other liable parties may include:
- Manufacturers of heavy machinery
- Drivers of vehicles on the worksite
I will evaluate your case and launch an investigation to determine how you were injured and where compensation may come from.
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Even if your construction accident injuries will be handled through the workers’ compensation system, I urge you to take the opportunity to explore all possible avenues for compensation. I can advise you through the process of making one or more of these types of claims:
- A workers’ compensation claim
- A third-party liability claim – a personal injury claim that is separate from your workers’ comp case
- A lawsuit against an employer who committed intentional, egregious wrongdoing that resulted in your injuries
I will also advise you on your employment law rights if you are unable to work as you did before because of your injuries.
At Holladay Law Firm, PLLC, I keep a keen eye on the details involved in investigating these matters. I have insurance defense experience, which is an asset to my injured clients. I also have years of experience helping injured people recover maximum compensation. To take advantage of a free initial consultation, call me at 1-800-900-3319 or submit an online contact form. My firm has offices in Spring and The Woodlands, and I serve the surrounding areas of Texas.