Construction Site Injuries
All over Texas, construction sites are busy with workers building new office buildings, homes, multi-family residences, and roads to keep up with our state’s ever-growing needs. Construction workers are some of the hardest and most committed members of our labor force whose rights are often overlooked, especially when tragedy strikes. When that happens, they need the help of an experienced San Antonio Construction Injury Attorney on their side.
Construction accidents injure and kill thousands of workers each year. In some cases the claimant must file under the Texas Workers Compensation Act. This can be a complicated process with a number of deadlines which, if missed, can put at risk any benefits an injured worker or his surviving family members can recover.
There are other situations, however, that involve the negligence of another party. Did you know, for example, that on a construction site, property owners, equipment manufacturers, and contractors are all responsible for ensuring proper safety measures are in place to protect construction workers?
The general contractor and all subcontractors are responsible for providing the appropriate safety provisions to ensure that the construction site is reasonably safe. It is their obligation to warn of possible hazards on the site, to hire employees who will use caution while working, to coordinate job safety, and to check that appropriate safety specifications are being followed. A construction injury attorney in San Antonio can assess what negligence might have contributed to the injury or death of a construction worker.
Manufacturers of construction equipment are also responsible for designing and maintaining safe products. Dangerous or defective equipment may be the culprit in a construction accident. Some common equipment on construction sites that have contributed to accidents are:
- Power tools
- Heavy equipment
Due to the inherent dangers of construction, many employed in the construction and building industry find themselves confronted with deadly work sites on a daily basis. Serious building and construction site accidents result in serious personal injuries and wrongful death are not only avoidable, they are occurring across Texas with an alarming frequency. With thousands of projects underway across Texas, the frequency and severity of construction site accidents will only increase in the coming years.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed while on the job, you need the help of an experienced San Antonio construction injury attorney on your side. It’s important that your lawyers have a thorough knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations that govern construction sites and accidents. You want someone who understands all of the factors that contribute to construction site accidents and can build a case that will win you the compensation you deserve.
It’s important to remember that most construction companies and equipment manufacturers are large organizations with the ability to have teams of lawyers on their payrolls to protect their interests when accidents happen. They will work hard to find ways to minimize their expenses, including what they might be responsible for paying when an accident on a construction site takes place.
When it comes time to file your injury claim with insurance companies representing your employers, they will want to get statements from you and maybe even your coworkers. They will ask you to justify your expenses. At Carabin & Shaw, we have construction injury attorneys serving San Antonio that will help you to negotiate with these companies and keep them accountable.
If you have questions or concerns about injuries suffered on the job or at a construction site, contact us today. We offer free initial consultations and work on a contingent fee basis, which means that there is never a fee for our services unless we successfully resolve your case.
Call us toll-free, day or night, at 1.800.862.1260.