Construction Accidents Falling Object InjuryLast updated on: March 10, 2015
Construction Site Falling Object Injury in Fort Worth
Every worker on a construction job site has a reasonable expectation to assume that their safety is assured against all types of negligence and faulty equipment. However, falling object injury cases can happen in a wide assortment of varying situations that include: • Retail outlets • Highway or road construction sites • Bridge repair sites • Residential and commercial construction sites • Excavation sites • Trenching • Objects falling from buildings, trucks, cranes and hoists When OSHA safety standards procedures are followed and supervised, negligence does not occur on the job site from faulty equipment or falling objects. In any event, if you, or a loved one, are suffering injuries as a result of negligence of others on your job site, you have the legal right to obtain financial compensation for your damages, pain and suffering. This is often accomplished by filing a claim for workers’ compensation in the state of Texas. However, contractors and builders are not required by law to provide workers’ compensation for their job site employees, and can instead choose to “self-insure” their own business. Even so, you have the legal right to file a lawsuit against all the responsible parties including your employer whether workers’ compensation is provided or not. A Third Party Claim The accident caused by a falling object might have been the negligence of another subcontractor on the job. If so, it might be possible to file a third party claim against the responsible parties to receive compensation over and above the benefits that workers’ compensation provides. Your skilled attorney can build a claim on a variety of negligent actions caused by workers, subcontractors, contractors and others. The falling objects could be a result of dropped loads, collapsed roofs and walls, defective equipment, inadequate supervision, improper scaffold procedures and others. It may be that you were injured as a result of being in an access area that was not properly maintained. A skilled Fort Worth, TX personal injury attorney will build an effective strategy to support your claim against injuries from falling objects on your construction site. Taking the Appropriate Steps Obviously, the first step you need to take when being injured on the job as a result of the negligence of another is to seek out medical care immediately. However, the incident needs to be properly reported to the supervisors and contractors on the job. This might include reporting the accident to the construction site foreman, the store management, police officers, or others that are there to take evidence involving the accident. In addition to filing the necessary paperwork, it is important to seek out legal action as quickly as possible. This is because there is a statute of limitations of two years according to Texas law that restricts you in making a claim for compensation. In addition, evidence can be quickly lost, and witnesses can forget what they saw within a few days after the incident. Because of that, it is best to seek out the skills of an experienced Fort Worth, Texas attorney that handles construction site falling object injury cases.
Where Zinda Law Group Practices:
Our car accident law firm was founded in Texas and has 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.