Construction Accident Lawyer – Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
Federal Department of Labor statistics show that construction is one of the most dangerous occupations. Working in construction means working with heavy equipment, in high places and sometimes with live wires or dangerous chemicals. All in all, 13 out of every 100,000 construction-industry workers died on the job in 2006, and many more suffered serious injuries. Falls are the most common construction related injury, followed by being struck by objects, machinery accidents, fires and electrocution.
If you’ve suffered a Construction Accident in Texas and you’d like to learn more about how I can help, please contact me online or call 1-888-336-3455.
Federal and state regulators recognize the dangers faced by workers in the construction industry, so construction companies are supposed to follow safety laws. However, following those laws takes time and costs money, which gives some supervisors an incentive to ignore them outright. Construction site managers may have insufficient or poorly maintained safety equipment, fail to properly train workers, fail to follow safety procedures around machinery or cut other corners. The results can be devastating for workers who happen to be in the wrong place: wrongful death, head and neck injuries, severe burns or the loss of a limb. A construction accident lawyer in Texas can help workers hold careless supervisors legally responsible for the results of this serious negligence.
Like many Texas workers, construction workers are frequently covered by workers’ compensation insurance for injuries at work. However, most construction sites involve several different companies, as well as equipment manufactured by an outside company. That means it’s possible that more than one person or organization shares responsibility for the same injury. Depending on the circumstances, injured workers may be able to collect workers’ compensation insurance payments while also pursuing a claim against one or more third parties. Of course, some employers will fight an injured worker to avoid paying workers’ compensation benefits. As a Texas construction accident lawyer, I help clients pursue benefits as well as any third-party lawsuits.
Coby L. Wooten is a construction accident lawyer in Texas with significant experience in workplace injuries and third party issues. I represent Texans of all backgrounds who were seriously hurt by someone else’s carelessness at a construction site. I handle all of the most common construction related injuries, including wrongful deaths and catastrophic injuries that may take clients out of work for good. And I offer free, no-obligation consultations, so you risk nothing by speaking to me about your case and your legal rights. To set one up, call me toll-free at 1-888-336-3455.