Houston, Texas Construction Accident Lawyer

Construction workers are responsible for life as we know it. They build our roads, apartment buildings, shopping centers, and any other structure we use on a daily basis. Unfortunately, despite the huge role they play in our society, they are among the most undervalued members of it. Not here. White Personal Injury understands just how much our nation’s construction workers give, and we are honored to represent those who’ve been hurt while on the job. If you’re an injured construction worker, you can have confidence in your decision to hire a seasoned Houston construction accident lawyer from our legal team to fight for the full and fair compensation to which you’re entitled.

Construction Accident Lawyer | Here for Injured Workers in Houston

Injured on the job? If so, you can count on a Harris County, Texas personal injury lawyer right here at White Personal Injury to pick up the pieces. We’re on your side, and we will be, every step of the way.

Construction Site Injuries & Their Causes

Construction site injuries, as you may know, can happen for a variety of reasons, but they’re almost always avoidable. Some of the most common types and causes of construction site injuries are as follows:

  • Electrocutions
  • Chemical and thermal burns
  • Trench cave-ins
  • Slip or trip and falls
  • Building/structural collapses
  • Scaffold collapses
  • Defective power tools
  • Defective machinery
  • Dangerous property conditions
  • Careless supervisors
  • OSHA violations

Workers’ Compensation & Construction Site Injuries in Texas

In most states, when someone is injured on the job, they’ll file what’s known as a workers’ compensation claim. Workers’ compensation is a type of no-fault injury insurance designed to compensate injured workers for the cost of their medical bills and a portion of their lost wages without them having to sue their employers directly for their injuries. However, you should note that here in Texas, most employers are not required, by law, to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Therefore, if your employer doesn’t carry workers’ compensation insurance, your only hope of recovering compensation for your injury is through a third-party claim.

Third-Party Claims

Essentially, a third-party claim is a personal injury claim against a liable third party who is not your employer. The difference between a third-party claim and a workers’ compensation claim is that in a third-party claim, you are declaring one party to be directly at fault for your injuries. For example, if a property owner either knew or should have known of unsafe conditions on the premises you were working on, failed to fix them, and you were hurt as a result, we may sue that property owner. Other examples of potentially liable third parties in the context of construction site injuries include defective product designers/manufacturers, independent contractors, and architects, among others.

Contact a Houston Construction Site Injury Attorney

The bottom line is that if you’re an injured construction worker, you can lean on our knowledge and experience as we pursue the maximum compensation on your behalf. We care about you and your right to a swift recovery, and we’ll do everything in our power to make that happen. Contact White Personal Injury today to schedule your free consultation with our seasoned legal team.

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