What You Should Know About Construction Accidents in Texas

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Construction workers regularly deal with unsafe or risky conditions, all for the benefit of our society. Unfortunately, there are times where construction workers are injured due to no fault of their own. If you have been injured in a construction accident, you should speak with our Texas personal injury attorneys today to learn more about construction accidents how we can help you recover the compensation you deserve. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How do most construction accidents happen?

Construction accidents can occur for a wide variety of reasons, however, they are most commonly a result of negligence. Sometimes, these accidents are simply unavoidable, though in most cases, they occur due to supervisor negligence, negligent product manufacturers or designers, unsafe property conditions, insufficient training, and more. If you were injured in an accident due to no fault of your own, you will most likely qualify for financial compensation.

What should I do after sustaining an injury in a construction accident?

If you are injured on the job, you should first notify your supervisor of your injuries, as he or she will document the incident and call an ambulance. You should then ask any witnesses of your accident for their contact information, and you should take pictures of the unsafe condition that caused your accident. If you were injured due to a defective product, ensure that you keep the product, as we can use this as evidence in a future personal injury claim. Once you are treated at a hospital, ensure you receive all medical documentation regarding your injuries, and, finally, you must retain the services of a knowledgeable Dallas personal injury attorney.

What is a third-party claim?

Oftentimes, when people are injured on the job, they will file workers’ compensation claims. In most cases, these claims allow them to recover the compensation they need to heal as they wait until they are able to return to work once again. However, there are times where workers’ compensation benefits simply do not cover the entire cost of an injury, in which case our firm can help you file a third-party claim. A third-party claim is when we seek to hold a liable third party accountable for their negligence. Some examples of third parties on construction sites are product manufacturers/designers, independent contractors, property owners, and more. If you’ve been injured in a construction accident, speak with our firm today. We are ready to help.

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