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You Deserve Fair Compensation…
Regardless of Your Citizenship or Documentation

Construction site accidents are a broad range of incidents that occur during the construction, renovation, or demolition of buildings and structures. These can result from various hazards present at construction sites, including falls from heights, scaffolding collapses, machinery malfunctions, electrocutions, and being struck by falling objects. Workers and bystanders alike are vulnerable to these dangers, often leading to severe injuries or even fatalities.

Regardless of your immigration or documentation status, if you’ve been injured in a construction site accident, you have the same legal rights to pursue fair compensation as any American citizen. Paxton Law Firm is dedicated to ensuring that all individuals receive fair compensation for their injuries. We are here to provide compassionate guidance, helping you fight for the compensation and justice you deserve without fear of repercussions.

Beware of Insurance Companies After Construction Site Accidents… Even When They Sound Caring or Friendly

After a construction site accident, it’s common to receive a call from an insurance adjuster representing the responsible party’s insurance company. While they may initially seem sympathetic and concerned about your health, their primary goal is to protect their company’s interests, not yours. During these conversations, you can expect them to ask for details about the accident and your injuries and even request recorded statements. However, anything you say can be twisted to minimize your claim or shift blame onto you.

Remember, you are not obligated to provide extensive information or agree to anything during these conversations. It’s crucial to consult with a qualified attorney before engaging with insurance companies to ensure your rights are protected. At Paxton Law Firm, we understand the tactics used by insurance adjusters and are here to advocate for your best interests. We’ll handle communications with insurance companies on your behalf, allowing you to focus on your recovery without the added stress of dealing with insurance negotiations.

Steps to Take Immediately After Construction Site Accidents:

  • Seek medical attention promptly for any injuries, no matter how minor they may seem.
  • Report the accident to your supervisor or the site manager and ensure it is documented in writing.
  • Collect contact information from any witnesses to the accident.
  • Take photographs of the accident scene, including any hazards or conditions that may have contributed to the incident.
  • Preserve any evidence related to the accident, such as damaged equipment or safety violations.
  • Refrain from discussing the details of the accident with anyone other than medical professionals or your attorney.
  • Keep records of all medical treatment, including doctor visits, medications, and rehabilitation therapy.
  • Notify your employer’s human resources department or designated representative about the accident and your injuries.
  • Consult with a personal injury attorney at Paxton Law Firm to understand your legal rights.

Common Reasons for Construction Site Accidents:

  • Falls from heights, such as ladders, scaffolding, or roofs
  • Machinery accidents involving cranes, forklifts, or heavy equipment
  • Electrocutions due to exposed wiring or contact with power lines
  • Struck-by-object incidents involving falling debris or materials
  • Scaffolding collapses or structural failures
  • Slip and trip hazards, including uneven surfaces or debris on walkways
  • Inadequate safety training or supervision
  • Failure to use personal protective equipment (PPE) correctly
  • Unsafe working conditions, such as inadequate lighting or ventilation
  • Negligence or lack of adherence to safety regulations

Construction Site Accidents FAQs

What types of compensation can I recover after a construction site accident?

Under workers’ compensation, you may be entitled to medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and disability benefits. Additionally, if the accident resulted from the negligence of a third party, you may pursue additional compensation through a personal injury lawsuit.

How long do I have to file a lawsuit after a construction site accident?

If the construction site accident occurred as a part of your work, you must file your worker’s compensation claim within one year after the accident. However, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit, including those related to construction site accidents, is generally two years from the date of the injury. Please discuss the details with your attorney as soon as possible to ensure you meet all deadlines and preserve your right to seek compensation.

What if the accident was partially my fault? Can I still recover compensation?

Texas follows a modified comparative negligence rule, meaning you can still recover compensation for your injuries even if you were partially at fault for the accident. However, your total recovery may be reduced by your percentage of fault. You can pursue compensation as long as you are deemed 50 percent or less at fault.

What if my employer doesn't have workers' compensation insurance?

While Texas does not require most private employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance, they may still be held liable for injuries sustained by their employees due to negligence. In such cases, you may pursue compensation through a personal injury lawsuit against your employer or other responsible parties.

Can I be fired for filing a lawsuit against my employer after a construction site accident?

Texas law prohibits employers from retaliating against employees for exercising their legal rights, including filing a workers’ compensation claim or pursuing a personal injury lawsuit. If you believe you have been wrongfully terminated or faced other forms of retaliation, you may have grounds for a separate legal claim.

Lady Justice Is Blind…
but We Help Her See the Truth

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