If you or a loved one was harmed in a construction accident in Melissa, you may have legal options to pursue compensation and potentially recover your damages. A construction accident lawyer from Underwood Law Office can help you pursue compensation in a personal injury or wrongful death case.
We Can Help You Pursue Compensation After an Accident
If you believe that neglect or mismanagement was to blame for your injuries, you may be able to pursue compensation. Your goal would be to show that someone else’s negligence caused you harm and that this party should be held responsible for what happened to you.
Types of Compensation You Can Seek
Your compensation can help cover some of the expenses you or a loved one incurred due to a construction accident injury. Your settlement from a personal injury case could help cover:
- Current medical bills
- The cost of future medical care
- Lost wages
- Lost earning potential
- A loss of enjoyment if your injury prevents you from taking part in activities you once loved
- The cost of job retraining
If your loved one passed away due to injuries suffered in a construction accident, you may also be able to pursue wrongful death-related damages. This settlement would take into account the person’s contribution to your family’s finances, medical bills stemming from their accident, and the pain and suffering of the victim and your family.
Potentially Liable Parties
Due to vicarious liability, a few different parties could be held liable after a construction accident harms someone. For example, a construction company in charge of a project may be held responsible for the actions of a worker.
Liable parties in your case may include:
- The owner of the site
- A contractor or sub-contractor working on the site
- An architect or engineer working on the project
- The manufacturer of faulty equipment
- Anyone else who may have contributed to your injuries
Figuring out who should be held liable for the pain and suffering you experienced is something that a construction accident lawyer from our law firm can help you with.
Our Team Can See How the Statute of Limitations Affects Your Case
You do not have unlimited time to begin pursuing a construction accident case. Per Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §16.003, residents of this state have just two years to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
That can seem like a lot of time, but recovery and dealing with the potential psychological trauma and other aftereffects left behind after a construction accident can put a lot on your plate. That time can quickly pass, leaving you without legal options.
Hiring a Lawyer From Our Legal Team Can Allow You to Focus on Your Recovery
A lawyer from our legal team can manage your case on your behalf. While you are not required to hire an attorney, working with our team can allow you to focus on other personal matters while we take on legal tasks involved with building your case. Our team will:
- File your case before the statute of limitations expires
- Gather any evidence that helps make your case
- Name liable parties and show how they were negligent
- Handle all communications for you
- Evaluate the facts and determine fair compensation
- Make your case in court if necessary
- Advocate for you at every turn
Different Types of Construction Accidents Qualify for Either a Claim or a Lawsuit
Unfortunately, there are many ways to suffer injuries on a construction site. Common construction accidents include:
- Machinery malfunction
- Being struck by falling objects
- Building collapse
Construction Companies Must Make Construction Zones Safe Places to Work
Because there are so many ways to get hurt on a construction site, the people running the work zone need to make safety a priority. That means construction companies must follow safety regulations and upkeep proper working conditions, which may involve:
- Giving workers proper protective equipment for tasks
- Ensuring that all equipment is in working order
- Keeping a clean workspace, such as cleaning up spills that could cause falls
- Administering proper training and certifications
Precautions must be taken to keep anyone who does not belong on a construction site away from it for their own safety.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sets a variety of safety standards for workplaces, including construction sites. A site that puts workers and others in danger is violating those standards.
You May Receive Compensation for Multiple Types of Construction Injuries
A construction accident can cause immediate pain and lasting health problems. Potential injuries from construction accidents include:
- Spinal cord injuries, including full or partial paralysis
- Traumatic brain injuries, including concussions
- Crush injuries
- Loss of hearing
- Eye damage and loss of sight
- Crush injuries
- Fractured and broken bones
Many of these injuries can lead to extended hospital stays and long recovery times. You may need prescription medications, physical therapy, and surgeries to regain your health. Some injuries may even affect your ability to work in the future. You may not be able to do the same job and could require job retraining.
Our team can assess how your injuries affected your life and help you pursue fair compensation for your damages.
Contact Our Attorneys for a Free Consultation Today
Start the legal process as soon as possible. Call the Underwood Law Office at (972) 535-6377 and learn more about how a construction accident lawyer from our team can assist you. This consultation comes with no obligation and is a chance to learn more about your legal options and how to pursue the compensation that you need.