Over the past few years, it has been hard to escape the feeling that everyone is moving to Texas. All of this demand for housing has caused a construction boom in the Lonestar State. Thousands of Texans are taking on good-paying jobs as construction workers. But all of these exciting developments have one significant downside.
Construction workers face dangerous working conditions on a daily basis. Occasionally, these conditions can lead to construction workers suffering debilitating injuries. Although most wages lost due to injury are covered by worker’s compensation insurance, construction workers are sometimes entitled to more.
If you or a loved one were involved in a construction accident resulting from unsafe working conditions or negligence on the part of a third party, a construction accident attorney from our firm can help. Our construction injury lawyers are here to assess your case and guide you through the legal process.
While suffering an injury on the job is hardly a topic anyone wants to think about, the fact is construction workers are exposed to risk every time they go to work. According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, these risks include:
- lling from a rooftop
- Unguarded machinery
- Being struck by heavy construction equipment
- Silica dust
- If a third party fails to follow safety protocols, and their negligence results in a worker’s injury, they could be liable. When this occurs, a construction accident attorney can guide those who have suffered through the legal proceedings to ensure those who are responsible for the injury are held to account.
When should I contact a construction injury lawyer?
In 2019, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 200,000 construction workers suffered non-fatal injuries. These injuries were primarily caused by only four types of incidents. These include:
- Being struck by an object
- Getting caught in between two objects
These incidents are easily preventable when construction companies take basic precautions. For example, construction companies can prevent injuries from falls by providing workers with fall arrest equipment and training workers on how to use it. When companies do not take these measures, it pays to have a construction accident attorney on your side.
Some of the individuals who can be held liable for failing to adhere to standard construction site safety protocols include:
- Property owners
- Construction engineers
- Construction machinery manufacturers
If you believe a failure to implement basic safety measures on the part of your employer led to an injury you suffered on the job, have a construction accident attorney from our firm review your claim. If we believe you are entitled to compensation, our lawyers will aggressively pursue your case to help you win the maximum amount you deserve.
Why should I work with the construction injury lawyers at Alex R. Hernandez Jr. PLLC?
Our construction accident attorneys will do whatever it takes to ensure you receive the compensation to which you are entitled. They are capable of taking on any type of construction injury case, regardless of its complexity. Case types could include any one of the following:
- You work for a construction company or contractor that does not pay for worker’s compensation insurance.
- You filed a worker’s compensation claim but have not received the compensation to which you are entitled in a timely manner
- The amount you received as a part of your worker’s compensation is not enough to cover all of your medical costs.
When you work with Alex R. Hernandez Jr. PLLC, you can feel confident we will fight alongside you to receive the amount you deserve. Our construction accident attorneys are experienced trial attorneys and litigators.
If you are concerned you cannot afford our fees, you need not worry. We are happy to explore payment plans if we find you have a strong case. And we only win if you win. For most cases we take, we accept contingency payments. That means we only take a percentage of the amount settled on in court.
If you or a loved one recently suffered an injury while working on a construction site, contact one of our construction accident attorneys at Alex R. Hernandez Jr. PLLC. They are here to fight for you. Call us at 361-792-3811 or fill out the contact form on our website.