Construction Site Equipment Injury

Construction Site Equipment Injury

In Texas, many construction businesses opt out of workers’ compensation coverage and self-insure against any injuries on the job. Unfortunately, injured workers in Texas are often unaware that filing a claim with their employer’s “self-insurance” program does not provide the same benefits as workers’ compensation.

Because of that, injured employees often miss receiving fair compensation for their pain and suffering. However, by hiring a skilled Fort Worth, TX construction site equipment injury lawyer, they can build a claim to receive fair compensation for their injuries and damages.

If you, or a loved one, received injuries on a construction site in Texas, you might have legal access to a higher level of recompense over and above workers’ compensation. You should not automatically assume that the compensation you could receive is limited to the benefits provided by the state of Texas workers’ compensation. An experienced attorney will usually offer a free consultation as a way to discuss all aspects of your accident including the financial compensation you deserve.

The types of cases involving construction site equipment injury handled by an experienced attorney in Fort Worth include:

• Falling products and materials
• Electrocution, burns and explosions
• Construction site accidents
• Exposure to chemicals and toxic substances
• Manufacturing machinery accidents
• Industrial accidents
• Hoist and crane accidents
• Subcontractor negligence
• Trench collapses
• Wall and roof collapses
• Scaffold and ladder accidents
• Construction truck accidents
• Welding accidents

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Third-Party Claims

At nearly every construction jobsite, there are often various trades working simultaneously including subcontractors and the general contractor. It might be that the responsibility for your injuries is the result of negligence by a worker of another subcontractor on the job site. Even if you choose to file a workers’ compensation claim, you might be able to file an additional lawsuit against the responsible party (a third-party) that actually caused the accident.

This means you can recover compensation over and above your lost wages and medical expenses. You can find recompense for your mental anguish, pain and suffering, and any other significant damage as a direct result of negligence of another subcontractor, contractor, delivery person or other worker on the job site.

In fact, filing a claim or a lawsuit against the third-party in no way negates your rights to receive workers’ compensation benefits for your medical expenses, lost wages, vocational retraining, and other provided benefits. This is beneficial because workers compensation coverage never fully makes you whole from your injuries.

However, a third-party claim can provide you full compensation to recover all of your general damages. In addition to recovery for your pain and suffering, you can also seek financial compensation for inconvenience, loss of companionship, loss of consortium, loss of services and the ability to enjoy life. The recompense can also cover you for your psychological and emotional distress, disability, dismemberment, personal injuries, and other significant damages including death.

A skilled Fort Worth, TX construction site equipment injury attorney will usually work on a contingency fee basis. This means that your lawyer will receive their attorney fees when you receive a fair settlement financial compensation for your injuries through a claim or lawsuit.

Where Zinda Law Group Practices:

We were founded in Texas and have a team of Austin personal injury lawyers as well as attorneys in Dallas and Fort Worth.

 As we’ve grown we expanded out west to El Paso, Texas subsequently into Arizona adding Tucson Personal Injury Lawyers to the firm, as well as adding offices in Colorado including Denver Personal Injury Lawyers and the surrounding cities such as Colorado Springs.

Types of Cases We Handle:

We also have a team of attorneys that have experience serious injury cases such as car accidents, wrongful death and truck accidents.   We also have experience handling more complex cases such as gas explosions and drug injury cases, such as the Taxotere® Lawsuits.