What Should I do if I Was Injured in a Construction Accident in Texas?
Construction workers are among our society’s most honorable men and women, and we have them to thank for building our beautiful state up from the ground. Unfortunately, their jobs come with a higher degree of risk than most other jobs, and if you have been injured in a construction accident, you are most likely now seeking the financial compensation you deserve. Fortunately, we are here to help. Simply continue reading and reach out to our experienced Texas personal injury attorney today to learn more. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common causes of construction accidents?
Construction sites are chock full of machinery, people, and potentially toxic materials. However, these variables, if handled correctly, should all be contained and therefore unable to cause accidents or injuries. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Some of the most common types of construction accidents can include building collapses, explosions, electrocutions, falling debris, scaffolding accidents, nail gun accidents, falls, and more.
Will I have to sue my employer for an injury in Texas?
Fortunately, in many cases, after a construction accident, your company should provide you with workers’ compensation insurance benefits to help cover the cost of your recovery. However, in some cases, either when your company does not have the insurance, denies you the insurance benefits, or even when those benefits do not cover the full cost of your injury, we can help you file what is known as a third-party claim. Essentially, a third-party claim allows you to sue negligent third parties, such as negligent contractors, architects, equipment designers/manufacturers, and more. This way, you can keep your job by not suing your employer and still recover the maximum compensation for your rehabilitation.
How long do I have to file a lawsuit for an injury in Texas?
Generally, individuals in texas will have two years from the date of their accident to take legal action against a negligent party–this timeframe is known as the statute of limitations. If you should wait any longer than two years, you may be denied your right to a lawsuit. Our firm is here to help you–all you have to do is ask.
Contact our experienced Texas firm
If you have been injured in an accident at the hands of a negligent party, you need a knowledgeable, skilled attorney on your side. At The Law Offices of Steve Brannan, we understand how crucial this point in your life is. Fortunately, our firm has the tools needed to win the compensation you deserve. Contact our firm today. We are ready to help.