Construction Site Injury AttorneyHave You Been Injured? Speak Confidentially to Our Experienced Texas Construction Accident Attorneys
Construction sites can be inherently risky places, and accidents can happen unexpectedly. When an accident occurs on the job site, it can lead to severe injuries or even loss of life. Many individuals believe that their only recourse is through the Workers’ Compensation system, but this is not the case.
If you've been injured on a construction site, don't hesitate to reach out to one of our dedicated Texas construction accident lawyers today.
Texas' Unique Laws
In Texas, some employers have the option to "opt out" of the workers' compensation system. If you work for such an employer and are injured on the job, you have the right to file a lawsuit directly against your employer.
Texas stands alone as the only state in the country that allows employers to choose not to participate in the workers' compensation system. These employers must maintain some form of private insurance. When an employee of such a company sustains a job-related injury, they can pursue a lawsuit against the employer. These cases are often referred to as "non-subscriber workplace injury" claims. If it can be demonstrated that a hazardous condition existed on the job and directly led to the injury, the worker may have a valid case against their employer. Damages in such claims may encompass lost wages, incurred medical expenses, and future losses. Handling these matters can be complex, and it is strongly advised that you seek the guidance of an attorney experienced in this area.
Understanding Third-Party Liability
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are approximately 150,000 construction site accident injuries each year. While falls are the most common cause of these accidents, incidents involving contact with equipment also pose a significant risk to workers. Most construction site injuries affect construction workers' backs, spines, and trunks.
There are numerous scenarios in which a third party may bear responsibility for a workplace accident. For instance, if an employee sustains an injury due to defective equipment, the manufacturer of that equipment could potentially be held liable. These claims fall outside the purview of the workers' compensation system.
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Our skilled attorneys specialize in assisting construction workers with these intricate legal matters. We are ready and equipped to guide you through the process, so don't hesitate to call us today. Your rights and well-being are our top priorities. If you or a loved one has been affected by a construction accident, contact us for a free consultation.
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