Protecting Those in the Most Dangerous Occupations – Tarrant County Construction Accident Lawyers
While there are many dangerous occupations that might cause serious injuries and even deaths, the construction sector of the economy has consistently been one of the most dangerous. Approximately 150,000 people suffer an injury on construction sites in a typical year, and the construction industry accounts for the highest number of accident-related fatalities according to OSHA statistics.
Workers in the construction trades face unique challenges that come with seeking compensation for a construction accident in Fort Worth. Texas construction accident sites change rapidly so critical evidence can disappear following a serious construction site accident. Construction accident litigation also tends to be complicated by the complex and shifting relationships between employees, independent contractors, subcontractors, contractors, and suppliers involved in a typical construction project.
How our Experienced Construction Injury Lawyers Can Help
Our experienced Fort Worth construction accident attorneys at the FH Law Group are committed to helping people successfully recover compensation for serious construction accidents. The debilitating nature of many serious construction accidents often makes it difficult, if not impossible, for you to continue with your career creating an enormous financial hardship on you and your family. Our construction accident law firm works closely with construction industry experts to carefully investigate construction site injuries and develop the best possible strategy on behalf of our clients.
Although there are many federal and state regulations that provide safety standards for construction work sites, sometimes these requirements are ignored. If you are involved in a construction accident, your best chance at maximizing your recovery will come from retaining an experienced trial attorney familiar with the unique aspects of construction accident litigation. Generally, any recovery against your employer will be governed by workers compensation law.
Pursuing the Fullest Recovery: Workers Compensation & 3rd Party Personal Injury Lawsuits
While a workers compensation claim does not require you to show that your employer was negligent, this type of claim tends to result in less generous financial compensation than a personal injury lawsuit. Our experienced construction accident team will often assist our clients in pursuing a workers compensation claim against their employer while exploring the potential liability of other responsible parties against whom we might file a personal injury lawsuit. Third parties that may be liable for injuries suffered on a construction site include the following:
- Architects or engineers Architects or engineers
- General contractors or sub-contractors
- Companies that manufacture unsafe or defective machinery or tools
- Equipment suppliers
- Employees of other subcontractors or general contractors
- Property or project owner
Common Types of Construction Accidents
Because of our extensive experience and expertise in handling construction accidents, our law firm can handle a wide range of construction accidents, including but not limited to the following:Because of our extensive experience and expertise in handling construction accidents, our law firm can handle a wide range of construction accidents, including but not limited to the following:
- Falls from ladders, scaffolding, and other elevations (e.g. unfinished roofs)
- Motor vehicle accidents often involving heavy construction equipment
- Electrocution accidents
- Chemical exposure accidents
- Confined space accidents
- Trench collapse or excavation accidents
- Injuries caused by negligent or inexperienced operators of heavy machinery
- Defective or poorly maintained heavy machinery
- Accidents involving explosives and detonation
- Slip, trip, and fall accidents on construction sites
If you are involved in a construction accident, you could face mounting medical bills, substantial lost income, impaired future earning capacity, and other out-of-pocket losses. These accidents often result in serious or catastrophic injury, including injuries to the spinal cord, traumatic brain injuries, life-threatening internal organ injuries, severe compound fractures or broken bones, and fatal injuries. Our law firm carefully investigates construction accidents to identify parties responsible for your injuries. We might pursue both a worker’s compensation claim against your employer and a personal injury claim against responsible third parties.
Talk to a Construction Accident Injury Attorney Today
We may be able to help you obtain damages to cover medical expenses, income replacement, pain and suffering, impairment of a spouse’s companionship or services, partial or permanent disability (i.e. future lost income), and other damages depending on the specifics of your accident. At FH Law Group, we tenaciously pursue the maximum recovery for injury victims in Fort Worth and the surrounding areas of Tarrant County. Contact us today for a FREE consultation at (817) 877-3031 or visit our website.