Consequences of Construction Accidents By Jimmy Doan
Sep. 29, 2010 2:59p
In the state of Texas, the laws which govern construction accidents are complex and involve many technicalities. There are areas of overlap which can make it difficult for the laymen to understand -- one needs to have knowledge of the exact laws of the state where the accident occurred. Construction companies can sometimes manipulate the system making it difficult for the average person to get compensation if an accident does occur. An experienced
personal injury lawyer can see through the manipulation and will have the knowledge necessary to overcome the obstacles posed by a construction company or other responsible party who may be trying to negate responsibility for an accident.
Injuries on the Construction Site
Construction is one of the more hazardous fields to work in due to the dangers involved in this type of work. Heavy equipment and machinery, exposed metal, deep trenches, high rise scaffolds, exposure to chemicals, electrical wires and a host of other dangers are common to construction and mistakes can be made that can lead to accidents. For this reason, employers have a greater responsibility to be cautious, follow OSHA safety regulations and ensure the site is safe for their workers. Many construction companies do not place enough importance on their legal responsibility as regards safety, and workers wind up getting injured or losing their lives.
Two Categories of Accidents
Construction accidents in Texas are divided into two separate and distinct categories. The first involves injuries that are covered under worker's compensation insurance and the second is those that are not. Depending upon your employer's status, your rights will be different. The laws in this area are complex and it is best to have a knowledgeable attorney to represent you if you have been injured in a construction accident. He will know what actions to take in order to get you maximum compensation for any injuries and discover where the liability resides as well as what laws apply to your specific situation.
Seek Competent Legal Help
If you or someone you love has been injured in a construction accident in the Houston or surrounding area, at the Doan Law Firm, we are here to help. It is easy to be wrongly informed as to what your rights are and you may be entitled to far more compensation than you think. We are experienced and knowledgeable in this area of personal injury law and aggressively seek the fairest compensation due for our clients. There are a number of claims that may be possible including pain and suffering, medical costs, future medical costs, and punitive damages.
Contact a Houston Construction Accident Attorney at our office for a free consultation concerning your accident.
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