If you are injured while on a construction site, contact our Houston construction accident attorneys today at The Alfred Firm. Even if you are an employee, you may have a third party claim or a claim against your employer outside of the workers’ compensation system.
Construction sites can be dangerous for workers and visitors. A variety of factors make it dangerous for workers and guests. Factors that increase the risk of a construction accident include:
All visitors and workers need to take precautions to reduce the risk of a construction accident. However, even when people follow all safety precautions, a person can be injured on a construction site.
Contact The Alfred Firm by calling (713) 470-9714 to request a free consultation with an attorney to discuss your construction accident claim.
Our lawyers accept cases on a contingency fee basis. If we do not recover money for your injury claim, you do not owe any attorneys’ fees.
Workers’ compensation insurance typically covers employees injured in construction accidents. If the injury occurred during the ordinary course of the person’s employment, the employee would receive workers’ comp benefits.
However, there are instances in which a worker may receive additional benefits. If defective equipment caused the construction accident, the worker might have a claim against the manufacturer.
If a third party or the employer intentionally caused an injury, the employee may have a claim against the party who caused the injury. In some cases, an employer could be held liable for gross negligence or incompetence that caused an employee injury in a construction accident.
Workers injured in construction accidents may want to consult with a Houston construction accident attorney. Workers’ compensation benefits only pay for reasonable medical care and a portion of lost wages. A worker hurt in a construction accident could be entitled to substantial compensation for all damages by filing a third-party claim.
Even though a construction site is inherently dangerous, property owners and construction company’s owe a duty of care to individuals who enter the property with permission. Warning signs should be visible to provide notice of dangers and hazards on the property. Guests and others on the property should be required to wear hard hats and other safety gear at all times.
If a person is injured in a construction accident, the person could have a claim against multiple parties. Depending on the type of accident and the cause of the accident, the person could have a claim against the property owner, construction company, and other parties.
Construction accidents are very complicated personal injury claims. There are several different defenses that a construction company or property owner may use to deny liability for a construction accident. Our experienced construction accident lawyers in Houston understand the potential defenses used for construction accident claims and how to refute those defenses.
Our Houston personal injury lawyers initiate our own investigation into the cause of the construction accident to determine who may be liable for injury claims. When a worker is the victim of a construction accident, we determine if the person may have a third party claim that could result in full compensation for all loss of income, in addition to compensation for pain and suffering damages.
Every construction accident case is unique. After gaining a thorough understanding of your case, we can guide you in the steps you should take to maximize the amount of money you may receive after a construction accident.
The steps you take after a construction accident are crucial. Report the accident immediately to the owner or manager. Seek medical treatment for your injuries. Keep detailed notes about all interactions and discussions related to your accident and injury. As soon as possible, contact our office to speak with an attorney.
Contact The Alfred Firm by calling (713) 470-9714 to schedule a free consultation with a construction accident attorney in Houston.