Construction careers involve some of the most physically challenging work and take place in potentially hazardous working conditions. Construction workers, foremen, contractors, and other on-site employees do their best to avoid injury by taking necessary precautions and creating a safe environment in which to work. However, despite all cautionary measures, the possibility of an on-the-job injury is always looming. From machinery malfunction to slips from high vantage points to heavy objects falling and potentially injuring workers, there are a myriad of potentially dangerous accidents than can occur on construction sites.
Despite the inherent risk of construction work, it is still the responsibility of any employer to ensure the safety and security of its employees — even on construction sites.
The dangerous nature of construction sites and the jobs workers must perform while on the job can, unfortunately, result in devastating — potentially even fatal — injuries as a result of the company’s negligence or wrongdoing. Whether permanently disabled or seriously injured, victims and the families of victims may be entitled to compensation related to an accident occurring due to negligence.
What to Know About Construction Accident Cases
Construction is an industry that spans a wide range of specialized work. As a result, there are a variety of ways in which construction workers can be injured while on the job.
Some examples of construction site accidents that can be attributed to an employer’s negligence include:
- Scaffolding accident
- Exposure to chemicals
- Trench collapse
- Power tool malfunction
- Crane accident
- Power line electrocution
- Structure collapse
- Work vehicle accident
These accidents can cause back or spinal injuries, traumatic brain injuries, long-term illness, injuries requiring extensive rehabilitation including surgery or physical therapy, and even death.
Why Hire a Construction Accident Lawyer to Help with Your Case?
When you are injured on the job because your employer was negligent and did not provide a safe working environment, connecting with an aggressive workplace injury trial attorney can help you understand your rights and recover maximum compensation.
Many construction workers are told that their workers’ compensation policies are the only damages they are allowed to receive regarding their claim. This is not always the case. In fact, injured victims and their families could be entitled to additional damages from the company or other third parties who may be held responsible for the accident.
Proving the company or other third parties were negligent is key to getting the damages you’re entitled to. An experienced construction accident attorney will assess whether the company, contractors, subcontractors, manufacturers of equipment and vehicles, property owners, utility companies, or others were negligent regarding the working conditions, and they will fight to ensure the at-fault party is held responsible.
How the Lopez Law Group Can Help
At the Lopez Law Group, our talented Texas construction accident lawyers have more than 45 years of combined legal experience, including more than a decade of experience fighting specifically for the rights of construction workers just like you. We know the rights of Texas employees, and we are intimately familiar with OSHA safety standards and other regulations relating to construction accident cases. Our lawyers are dedicated to getting construction workers the financial support they are entitled to.
If you’ve sustained an injury while working on a construction site, the Lopez Law Group wants to help you recover the damages you deserve to ease your burden. Proudly serving Houston, Weslaco, Tyler, Spring, Mission, McAllen, Laredo, Edinburg, Corpus Christi, Brownsville, Harlingen, and other locations throughout Texas, our lawyers can help victims to recover money for:
- Medical expenses (emergency and ongoing)
- Lost wages and loss of future earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral expenses
At the Lopez Law Group, we work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you don’t pay unless we recover damages for you. Our Texas construction accident attorneys are licensed to practice in both Texas and federal courts. To serve you better, our staff speaks both English and Spanish. Let us help you win the compensation you deserve so you can focus on healing from your injuries.