Construction is among the most dangerous fields of work in the country. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), construction workers experienced the fifth-highest rate of fatal injuries out of any occupation in 2019.
If you want a Plano construction accident lawyer to fight for the money you need, Underwood Law Office can help you. We charge nothing for our services unless and until you get your compensation. Call us today at (972) 535-6377. A member of our team is standing by for your free case review
How Construction Accidents Happen
According to the BLS, fatal workplace accidents can happen in a variety of ways. Among the most common are:
- Motor vehicle accidents: this may include collisions with other vehicles or single-vehicle incidents like an overturn. Roadside construction sites may be at an elevated risk for this type of accident.
- Slip and fall accidents: This refers to falls caused by tripping hazards, like equipment left in a walkway or falls from heights.
- Falling objects: This category can include equipment that falls from a height and hits a worker.
- Dangerous environments: Construction workers may be exposed to extreme heat, extreme cold, electricity, or any substance (e.g., a chemical) that is known to be harmful.
Injuries resulting from these types of accidents may range from mild to life-threatening, and from temporary to chronic. Accident victims may be left wondering when — or if — they will be able to return to work. If you lost a loved one in a construction accident, you might be struggling to cope with their passing, emotionally and financially.
Let a Plano construction accident lawyer from Underwood Law Office ease your burden by fighting for financial compensation on your behalf. Call our construction accident team today at (972) 535-6377 to get started.
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You May Be Able to Recover Compensation
There may be more than one way to seek compensation after a construction accident. If the accident occurred during the normal course of your job, you might be eligible for workers’ compensation. According to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), workers’ compensation can include payments for lost wages and medical expenses, among other things.
If another party’s negligence caused your accident, you might also be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against them for compensatory damages. In a construction accident case, the responsible party may be:
- The construction site owner
- A coworker
- Another company on the construction site
- The manufacturer of a defective tool or product
- A driver who causes an accident at a roadside construction site
You Can Sue for Two Types of Damages
The types of damages might you be entitled to depends on how your accident and injuries have affected you. You might qualify for economic damages if you experienced any financial loss or distress as a result of the accident. This distress may have a number of causes, including:
- Medical expenses: if you had to see a medical professional to manage your injuries
- Travel expenses: if the medical professional treating you was far away
- Loss of wages: if you had to take a leave of absence from work, depriving you and your family of your income and benefits
- Loss of employment: if you can no longer do your job and had to find less strenuous employment, or you can no longer work at all
- Loss of financial support: if supporting yourself and your family is much more difficult without your deceased loved one’s salary
You might qualify for non-economic damages if you experienced any physical or emotional distress as a result of the accident. Once again, you may be able to collect such damages based on numerous factors, including:
- Disability: if your injuries resulted in the loss or loss of use of any part of your body
- Reduced quality of life: if you require assistance with basic tasks, or you can no longer participate in basic or enjoyable activities
- Loss of society or companionship: if your loved one passed away from their injuries, leaving you without the care you came to expect from them
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Getting Help with Your Construction Accident Case
At Underwood Law Office, we know that you would much rather be back at work than filing a lawsuit. While we cannot make your injuries heal any faster, we can take the legal burden off your shoulders and give you the chance to focus on recuperating. We can handle all aspects of your case from start to finish, including:
- Building your case: we can collect documentary evidence and speak to witnesses to strengthen your claim for compensation.
- Quantifying damages: your lawyer will help you put your lawsuit together and make sure you are asking for a fair amount of compensation.
- Submitting paperwork: let us fill out all necessary forms and make sure they are sent out within the relevant deadlines.
- Staying in touch with others: talking to the liable party directly can be risky, as their lawyer may try to use your own words to deny you compensation. Letting your lawyer act as an intermediary can reduce this risk.
- Pursuing compensation: whether your lawyer has to negotiate for a fair pretrial settlement or take the liable party to court, they will fight hard for you.
- Giving you advice: your lawyer will make themselves available to answer your questions and provide you with all the information you need to make important legal decisions with confidence.
If you are concerned about being able to afford a lawyer, rest assured that Underwood Law Office charges our clients no fees unless and until we are able to win compensation for them. If we cannot get compensation for you, then you will never get a bill from us for our labor.
Get a Free Consultation from Underwood Law Office Today
A Plano construction accident lawyer from Underwood Law Office can make this difficult time easier for you and your family. With us on the job, you do not have to worry about facing the insurance company, going to court, or completing any other legal task.
Call our client intake team at (972) 535-6377 to find out more. Initial consultation calls are free, and we would be honored to help you.