Construction work continues to be one of the most dangerous occupations in the State of Texas. And with cities like Dallas and Houston in East Texas, there are literally thousands of job sites in and around the cities and suburbs - which also means construction injuries.
If you make your living in the construction business, you've probably learned to accept a certain amount of risk to your personal safety while you're on the job. With all of the massive machinery, high-speed tools, heavy loads of materials moving through every job site, if you haven't been personally injured, you probably know someone who has. However, accepting risk isn't the same as being prepared for consequences. If you are injured on the job, you could be looking at hospital bills, medication expenses, doctor's visits, physical therapy, lost wages, diminished ability to earn income, and pain and suffering. Even with your employer's worker's compensation insurance, you may not be made financially whole without the assistance of a Texas personal injury attorney.
Construction accident injuries include:
If you've been injured in a construction accident or a loved one has been killed, you are probably entitled to damages that exceed what your employer or worker's compensation insurance is prepared to give you. Most Texas personal injury attorneys will review your case without asking for money up front. If they believe that you are entitled to damages, they will represent you in the Texas civil courts on a contingency basis.
Once you have a personal injury attorney representing you in your construction accident claim, he or she can:
Even if you believe that you bear some responsibility for the accident that led to your injury, you may be entitled to partial damages from the at-fault party. Don't simply accept what's being offered to you for compensation without first speaking to a qualified Texas personal injury lawyer. If you've been injured in a construction accident call a TX P.I. lawyer today.