People who work in construction often put themselves at risk. Even though they, as well as their employers, do their best to avoid accidents, they can still happen in the event that negligence occurs. This can cause severe, life-changing injuries to the individuals who are involved. When these accidents take place, it is important to know that the injured party is able to pursue compensation as coverage for the damages they incur. Continue reading below to learn more and contact an experienced Texas personal injury attorney for assistance when dealing with these matters.
What are Causes of Construction Accidents?
Construction sites can often be chaotic, as there are many different things happening at once. It is because of this that accidents can happen in a variety of ways. This can include but is not limited to the following:
- Scaffolding collapses/falls
- Crane accidents
- Ladder accidents
- Nail gun accidents
- Lifting injuries
- Building collapses
- Unsafe property conditions
- Negligent management
- Exposure to hazardous materials
- Blade/saw accidents
How do I Pursue Financial Compensation?
When a person sustains injuries due to the negligence of another party, it can result in significant financial damages as well. As these can often become overwhelming to manage, it is possible for injured parties to pursue compensation from that negligent party as coverage for those costs. This can be done by filing a personal injury claim in which they are required to prove negligence directly caused their injuries. Evidence to back up these claims can include medical documentation of the injuries, pictures of the hazard that caused the injuries, security footage of the accident, witnesses of the incident, etc.
What is a Third-Party Lawsuit?
After a workplace injury takes place, construction workers tend to not want to sue their employer, as it can make their work environment uncomfortable. In some cases, they may receive workers’ compensation as coverage. However, accidents that were caused by a third party can sometimes result in a third-party lawsuit. This is when the injured party pursues legal action against another entity that caused the accident to happen due to negligence. This may be a negligent equipment manufacturer, leasing agent, architect, designer, property owner, general contractor, and more.
Contact our Firm
If you or someone you know has been wrongly injured, you must not wait. Our firm is ready to help you through each step of the legal process to help ensure you recover the financial compensation you need to move on with your life. We are ready to help–all you have to do is contact Brock & Goetzmann, PLLC today.