In the event of any construction-related accident, seek the advice of a lawyer familiar with Texas state laws as well as federal laws to go over the options you have available. First, it is important to understand your rights under the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act. These benefits are available regardless of fault and provide medical care to treat the injury as well as partial income benefits to replace a portion of lost wages. So whether your own negligence, your employer’s or a coworker’s negligence caused the accident, you may be able to recover benefits. Providing workers’ comp benefits protects employers from liability in a personal injury lawsuit, though. So workers may be unable to sue their employer for injuries they sustained on the jobsite when they are covered by workers’ comp. However, when a third party is to blame for construction-related injuries, the worker may pursue compensation from the third party via a lawsuit. These types of cases are a type of personal injury lawsuit and are not uncommon in construction accident cases given the many parties involved in construction projects. We will analyze the facts at hand and advise you on the best course of action possible.
If you are injured and have to miss work in any capacity, it is always in your best interest to seek the advice of a personal injury and workers compensation lawyer.
Houston Construction Accident Lawyers
Roxell Richards and Associates has focused on serious injury cases for years. The nature of our practice requires us to handle only a select number of cases at a time to ensure each matter receives the attention it deserves. Our attorneys work collectively on all cases handled by our firm. This team-based approach has yielded great results for our clients and earned us a quality reputation in Houston and throughout Texas. We look forward to speaking with you. Contact us today to speak with an attorney.
Texas Construction Accident Law Information Center
Everyday twelve workers suffer fatal workplace injuries. While the construction industry has given jobs to many people, it is also one of the most dangerous sectors to work in. However, construction workers have legal rights and are entitled to representation in the case of a construction accident. Roxell Richards and Associates are leading personal injury and workers compensation lawyers. We understand your need for a construction accident attorney and can focus on legal issues while you focus on getting back to work. .