A Prosper construction accident lawyer from Underwood Law Office can walk you through the process of getting the compensation you may deserve after a construction accident. Getting compensation can be complicated, especially when the injury occurs on a construction site. There may be many different companies to deal with, including the site owners, the construction company, any other parties involved, insurance companies, and other lawyers.
Let us help you through this difficult time. Underwood Law Office can be your point of communication between everyone involved. We can also handle every aspect of your case on your behalf.
Compensation You Could Be Entitled To
If you can prove that another party’s negligence caused your construction accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your:
The cost of medical expenses can vary depending on the extent of your injuries. Even the most minor injuries can cost a small fortune. From emergency room visits to doctor’s appointments, the costs can add up quickly.
Future Medical Expenses
When you are fighting for compensation, you may still have future treatments ahead of you. If you are expecting to have further medical expenses, you may be able to collect compensation in advance.
If your property was damaged as a result of the construction accident, you could be compensated for the cost to repair or replace this property.
Loss of Income
If you had to miss time from work as a result of your construction accident, you might be able to collect money to account for the income you lost. This income could also include the time you had to miss work due to your medical appointments.
Decrease in Salary
If your injuries cause you to have to switch to a less physical job, you may be able to collect compensation to cover the difference in pay. You could also be compensated if you had to decrease your hours as a result of your injury.
Pain and Suffering
A construction accident can be a frightening and traumatic experience. You could be compensated for the physical and emotional anguish you suffered as a result of the accident.
Diminished Quality of Life
If your injuries will permanently prevent you from participating in activities you enjoy, you could be compensated for diminished quality of life.
A Prosper construction accident lawyer from Underwood Law Office can help you prove your damages and their value when we represent you.
Construction Accidents That May Qualify You for Compensation
Construction sites can be anywhere from the side of the road to someone’s house to an occupied business building. When on a construction site, there are always potential dangers. However, every precaution should be taken to avoid construction accidents. Many of the accidents that occur on construction sites could have been prevented.
When site owners or contractors fail to maintain a safe work environment, people can get seriously injured. If your injury could have been prevented, you may be entitled to compensation.
Some possible dangers at construction sites are:
- Falling debris: If proper precautions are not taken, tools and materials could fall from a construction site. Falling debris could hit someone below and cause a serious injury.
- Electrocution: If live wires are exposed, they could electrocute a worker. Defective construction tools can also cause electrocution.
- Vehicle accidents: If construction workers are working close to a road or highway, they have a risk of being struck by a vehicle. Proper precautions should be taken, such as road closures, signs, cones, and lights.
- Overworking: Construction workers often work long and hard hours. Being overworked could result in a variety of different accidents.
- Falls: Falls are one of the most common causes of construction site injuries. Construction workers are often working from great heights. If they fall, they could have broken bones, a head injury, along with scrapes and bruises.
- Explosions: If an exposed wire sparks, it could mix with any gas in the air and result in an explosion. Depending on the size of the explosion, it could cause severe injuries and possibly even fatalities.
- Getting trapped: If large materials fall, construction workers could get trapped between them. Getting trapped could cause the worker to struggle for oxygen or cause a bone fracture.
The Deadline to Sue in Texas
According to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §16.003, you typically have up to two years after the date of your accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you wait longer than this to act, you may lose your right to sue.
Some circumstances could alter your deadline to sue. Underwood Law Office can explain the specific deadlines in your case during your initial consultation call.
Let Underwood Law Office Help You
A Prosper construction accident lawyer from Underwood Law Office can work with you to determine what options you have available to you after your construction accident. For a free case review, contact our client intake team at (972) 316-4236.
Because we work for a contingency fee, you will not owe us attorney fees unless and until you win your case. There are no upfront fees required to get started.