Legal Aid for Victims of Third-Party Construction Accidents in Houston
Each year there are hundreds of construction site injuries, with the U.S. The Bureau of Labor Statistics measured over 1,000 constructive site injuries in 2020 alone. Houston construction injury claims are no small contributor to this number, as the city’s sprawling layout and interwoven highways demand constant upkeep and expansion.
In most cases, if you have been injured in a Houston construction work accident, the Texas workers’ compensation program will compensate you for loss of work and medical expenses associated with the accident. However, there are some cases where you are able to pursue additional compensation beyond workers’ compensation. If your injury was caused, in part, by the negligence or presence of someone outside of your business organization then the construction accident attorneys at Carabin Shaw can help you file a third-party claim to win further compensation.When Does a Third-Party Claim Apply?
While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) list “struck-by” accidents as the most common form of non-fatal injury in construction, they are not the only hazard that workers face. Electrical and toxic exposure, hazardous chemicals, and malfunctioning equipment also put workers at extreme risk.
In circumstances where environmental hazards or faulty equipment caused an injury, third-party construction accident claims are one avenue for seeking the compensation that you deserve as an injury victim. However, filing such claims alone can be tedious and complex, so working alongside trusted injury attorneys will help you to build your strongest case.What Constitutes a Third-Party Claim?
As a private injury claim, a third-party claim will typically be taken against an individual or their employer’s insurance depending on why they were on the construction site to begin with. Houston construction sites are often very large, hosting various organizations and trades in order to complete projects quickly. As such, third-party Houston construction accident attorneys can support you with cases that include:
- Contractors and subcontractors, in situations where negligence on the part of a worker from another company caused your accident. Disputes can often arise regarding the status of worker, independent contractor, or employee, so working with our team to establish that terms and statuses is pivotal to your case.
- Property owners, in situations where a hazardous condition present on the property contributed to your accident. This may fall under premises liability as well.
- Suppliers and manufacturers, if your injury was partially or wholly caused by defective machinery or equipment.
- Engineers and architects, if a design flaw of the structure or negligent architectural or engineering work contributed to your injury.
Navigating third-party liability alone is more than you should have to worry about after an accident, especially when your very livelihood may be at risk.How Do You Establish Liability in a Third-Party Construction Case?
As with any personal injury, it is the responsibility of an injured party to prove that the at-fault was negligence in certain duties. While our free case review will allow you to acquire additional information, this typically adheres to the following aspects:
- Establish that you were owed a duty of care from the at-fault party.
- Prove that the party that owed you a duty of care failed to provide that safety through their own negligence and irresponsibility.
- Prove that your injuries were caused directly by the third-party’s breach of duty.
- Collect evidence of the damages suffered. This can include medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, etc.
The lawyers at Carabin Shaw will guide you through every aspect of your personal injury case, and you can read our Carabin Shaw reviews to see what that support looks like.Third-Party Personal Injury Attorneys in Houston
The one thing that you should be focused on after a personal injury is your own recovery. That is why we offer our services on a contingency-fee basis, meaning you pay nothing for our expert support until your case is won.
Additionally, to best serve you at your own convenience, our English and Spanish-speaking staff are available to speak with you 24/7. Call the toll-free number 800-862-1260 to schedule your free case review.
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