Houston Construction Accident Attorneys
Construction Accident Survivors Deserve Compensation
One of the most dangerous work environments is a construction site. The number of hazards is too numerous to count and oftentimes, construction workers are treated as replaceable, which only adds to the possible number of accidents on a construction site. Workers’ compensation only takes care of specific injuries and medical bills and does not, by far, take care of all costs incurred as a result of a construction accident. From traumatic brain injuries to electrocution and electrical injuries, construction accidents tend to be severe and life-changing, with a high risk of serious disability or fatality. If you’ve been injured on a construction site, give Anthony Muharib a call today. Act quickly to avoid losing crucial evidence that could help your claim.
After A Construction Accident, What Steps Should I Take?
Never accept a settlement offer from the negligent company responsible for your accident without first talking to a construction accident attorney. Only an attorney, researched, selected, and hired by you will have your best interests at heart. Only an attorney experienced in construction accidents in Houston can give you the imperative legal guidance you need to protect yourself and your financial future. Between the time of the construction accident and hiring a personal injury lawyer, retain copies of all medical documents, receipts, eyewitness accounts, and photos and/or videos of the accident, your injury, and the equipment involved.
Should I Contact A Lawyer? If So, When?
Yes. As soon as you have received medical treatment and are able to contact an attorney. All too often, the company that is responsible for your construction accident has a legal team on retainer, and they have already advised the company on how to proceed in protecting themselves. You need your own expert legal team to protect you and your interests. Anthony Muharib is an experienced construction accident lawyer. Contact Anthony today and get the help you need.
Construction Accident Lawsuits & Claims
If you were hurt on a construction site, you may be able to file one or more of the following claims with the assistance of an attorney:
In most cases, an injured employee cannot sue their employer because they are entitled to benefits provided by workers’ compensation insurance. A worker seeking workers’ compensation benefits only needs to show that an injury occurred, regardless of any other circumstances.
If the claim is accepted, the employee will be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation claims may be filed in conjunction with claims against third parties in order to maximize monetary recovery.
A personal injury lawsuit requires the worker to demonstrate that a third party was negligent and that this negligence caused their injury.
If an injury was caused by a defective product, the injured party may sue any party in the distribution chain. For example, if a ladder used on a construction site fails due to a defect and injures someone, the injured party may be able to seek compensation from the retailer, wholesaler, manufacturer, or any other party in the supply chain.
If a worker is killed on the job, his or her family may be able to file a wrongful death claim on behalf of their loved one.
Multiple claims may be filed concurrently in some cases.
What Can A Lawyer Do To Help My Claim?
Do you know what to do if your workers’ compensation claim is denied? Do you suspect your employer does not have Texas workers’ compensation insurance? Do you have questions about your rights in a personal injury claim? Unfortunately, you must act quickly after a construction accident to increase your chances of success. Furthermore, the longer you wait, the more economic difficulties you may face. Fortunately, our Austin construction site injury attorney can assist you in expediting the process and reaching a favorable resolution.
Injuries from construction accidents tend to be severe and require months, if not years, of medical care. During that time, it is often difficult to work and provide for your family, and your family suffers in more ways than just tending to a physical injury. You should contact a lawyer if you lost income, have serious injuries, or lost a spouse or relative to a construction accident. The costs of these tragedies can have a devastating impact on your finances. You can turn to Anthony Muharib for the experience you need.