Representing Individuals Injured in Construction Accidents
Construction is the United States' largest industry, and unfortunately, construction site accidents kill and injure thousands of workers each year. Despite legal and trade provisions in place to prevent construction accidents, one out of every 10 construction workers suffers some kind of on-the-job injury.
Since 1951, the Texas workplace injury lawyers at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz have represented individuals injured in construction accidents and families whose loved ones have been killed on the job. We work aggressively to obtain the compensation our clients need to rebuild their lives and face the future. For a free consultation, call 713-587-9668 (toll free 800-580-9121) or e-mail us.
Construction Accidents in Texas
From our office in Houston, Texas, our construction accident attorneys have handled a great variety of cases, including those involving:
- Accidents involving construction equipment such as scaffolding, cranes, derricks, conveyors, ladders, winches, graters, scrapers, backhoes and boilers
- Power line injuries
- Trenching injuries
- Fires and explosions
- Builder neglect
- Building collapse
- Inadequate barricades
- OSHA noncompliance, including refinery compliance
Although most injured construction workers are entitled to workers' compensation benefits, these benefits do not cover all of the expenses an injured worker faces and generally do not cover pain and suffering and the full range of damages available to the loved ones of a worker killed in an accident.
When a construction site accident occurs, responsibility for the personal injury can be attributed to a variety of individuals or businesses, including:
- Contractors and subcontractors
- Scaffolding companies
- Insurance companies
- Equipment manufacturers
For example, the general contractor and subcontractors must provide a reasonably safe work environment and manufacturers of construction equipment are responsible for designing and maintaining safe products. In complex cases, in addition to negligence and workers' compensation, a construction accident lawyer must consider the legal principles of agency and corporate law.
Contact an Experienced Texas Workplace Injury Lawyer
Knowledge of federal and state regulations governing construction sites is imperative when developing theories against all of the third parties who may be responsible for a construction site accident. Any construction accident attorney you choose should be experienced in the inspection of work sites, preservation of evidence, and identification and questioning of critical witnesses. For help from the experienced Texas construction accident lawyers at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz, call 713-587-9668 (toll free 800-580-9121) or contact us online.