One of the most dangerous places where a person can work is on a construction site. As workers are exposed to dangers from the use of heavy equipment, hazardous material and dangerous working environments, they may come across safety hazards every day from different corners of their jobs. Even with the federal and state rules in place to protect these workers, some rogue employers ignore them for their own personal gain. In the end, the serious repercussions are often felt by the workers on site.
If you or a loved one was injured in a construction site accident, you may require the legal services of an experienced personal injury attorney. Although not all accidents are due to another person’s negligence, it’s always a good idea to have a professional look at your case from a different angle. At Lone Star Injury Attorneys, our League City construction accident lawyers leave no stone unturned when it comes to investigating personal injury accidents. Our goal is to bring justice to you by holding accountable the person or parties responsible for your accident for their actions or inactions.
There’s never a right time to retain an attorney, but you should always ensure that you speak with one as soon as you’re injured, or as soon as possible. You may begin to file your case on your own, only to realize later that you haven’t collected the much-needed evidence to sustain a case. By the time you realize your misstep when filing your claims, it may be too late for you to seek help. It’s always a good idea to consult with an attorney in a free legal consultation, even if you choose to file the claim on your own.
Moreover, Texas has a statute of limitations which gives a two-year deadline for any injured party to file a claim. Generally, you should talk to a seasoned and knowledgeable injury attorney as soon as possible to see if there are any additional deadlines for your construction accident case. If you’re unable to make contact immediately after the accident, it’s advisable do so within the first or two weeks.
Due to the large number of key players in the construction industry, it’s always in your best interests that you discuss with your attorney how these numbers affect your case. For example, there can be over five different business entities working on the same construction site. They can range from construction companies, equipment operators, equipment manufacturers, car owners, premise owners, and road construction companies, as well as municipal authorities. With this information, you can hold one or multiple parties at fault for your injuries. This will, however, depend on the original cause of the accident.
If you suffered harm in a construction site accident, you can bring one or more of the following claims with the able help of our League City lawyers.
If a loved one was killed while working or passing by a construction site, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim for compensation. While nothing can bring back the loss of a loved one, the settlement you receive for their untimely death allows you to move on with life without facing the financial hurdles left by their passing. What you recover as compensation is deemed to have been a true reflection of what the deceased would have received if they were alive.
You don’t have to be directly injured by a party for you to file a claim. If you were injured by a defective product, the law allows you to sue any party in the chain of distribution. For example, if a defective electrical device harms you while on a site, you may be able to recover claims from the manufacturer, distributor, retailer, or consumer (your employer).
It’s very normal for an injured employee not to file a lawsuit against his or her employer. Typically, employees are covered under worker’s compensation. This means that the insurance company becomes answerable for any claims brought forward, leaving the employer out of the picture. All that the injured worker needs to do is prove that he or she was injured, regardless of the cause. However, many employees choose not to subscribe to a worker’s compensation plan, allowing you the ability to file a claim against your employer directly.
If you sustained injuries while working on a construction site, worker’s compensation may cover all your medical bills, lost wages, loss of income earning capacity as well as rehabilitation costs. However, each case is different, and you may have multiple valid claims after our experienced League City construction accident lawyers evaluate your case. For a timely and free consultation, call us today or talk to us online.