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Construction Accidents

Dallas Construction Accident Attorneys

Representing Injured Workers in Texas

You're standing on a ladder 20 feet up when it suddenly collapses and you fall to the ground. Or you're operating a machine that grabs your hand and tears it off. Or you're working in a closed chamber and pass out from inhaling toxic fumes. You've had a construction accident, have been injured on the job and wonder, "What happens next?

For initial legal guidance, call (855) 402-1860 to request a free initial consultation.

If Your Employer Has Worker's Compensation Insurance

When you have a construction accident and your employer subscribes to worker's compensation insurance, you can be paid or "compensated" for the days you cannot work. How much you get depends on your salary, as compensation payments are usually a percentage of your normal wages. For example, in Texas, you can receive 70% of your normal wages for the first 26 weeks you are disabled. However, if you were earning less than $8.50 an hour, you will be paid 75% of your pre-injury earnings for the same 26 weeks.

Medical Payment

You should get appropriate medical care paid for by the company's workers' compensation carrier (insurance company), which can include:

  • Surgical, medical, and chiropractic care
  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Hospital services and supplies
  • Medications

When you have a construction accident and your employer is a subscriber, you cannot sue for the injuries you sustained on the job - except for special circumstances.

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If Your Employer Does Not Have Workers' Compensation Insurance

Many states require employers to carry workers' compensation insurance, but Texas is not one of them. When you suffer a job-related injury in Texas, the first thing you need to find out is whether your employer has or doesn't have workers' compensation insurance. If you learn that your employer is not a subscriber, you can sue for monetary damages to compensate for your injury or disability. If you cannot determine whether or not your employer subscribes to workers' compensation insurance or if you learn that it is a non-subscriber, you should talk with a Dallas personal injury attorney.

Considering Special Circumstances

There are two special circumstances where you can sue, even if your employer does have workers' comp insurance. The first is if you can prove the company was guilty of gross negligence that resulted in the worker's death. If this is the case, the worker's survivors can sue the employer for wrongful death. Second, you may be able to sue a third party if they contributed to the accident.

A Dallas Personal Injury Lawyer Equipped to Defend Your Rights

We are equipped to defend the rights of an injured or deceased construction worker - and get you the justice you deserve. If you've been injured on the job or lost a loved one to a job-related accident, contact us to begin your legal journey toward the justice and compensation you deserve.