When Your Hard Hat Doesn’t Prevent You From Getting Hurt
Working in the construction industry, you go to work every day knowing that you may face health and safety risks on the construction site. Even if you are careful and take all the necessary safety precautions, all it takes is one person’s reckless or careless behavior to cause an accident and an injury.
Injuries from construction sites can often be severe, and your recovery may take weeks, months or even years. If you cannot work due to your injuries, it is even more important to fight for compensation for your medical bills and expenses.
You deserve justice for your injuries. At The Law Office of Lino H. Ochoa, we can help you determine who the liable party is and appropriately build a case to seek compensation for your injuries and lost wages. While no amount of money can give you back what you lost, demanding justice can help you on your road to recovery.
Serious Jobs Can Lead To Serious Injuries
Construction is one of the most dangerous industries in the world. Just one mistake or misstep can have devastating consequences, causing severe injuries or deaths. From falling from scaffolding or being hit by an object that falls from above, job site accidents can be life-threatening.
Some common construction accidents include:
- Crane and forklift accidents
- Slip and falls, including falls from heights
- Gas leaks, fires and explosions
- Falling objects
- Exposure to dangerous chemicals or toxins
- Machinery accidents
These accidents are often severe and lead to serious and painful injuries that require expensive medical treatment over a long period. When you are already out of work, the financial implications can be devastating, and workers’ compensation may not cover all of it.
Holding The Right Parties Accountable For Your Accident
When you file a personal injury lawsuit after a construction accident, the cause and determining who is responsible for your accident can make or break your case. Whoever is found liable for your injuries may have to pay for medical expenses, lost wages and other damages.
The responsible party varies greatly depending on the type of accident, including the construction company, engineer, machine manufacturer, subcontractor and property owner. The type of compensation you pursue is dependent on who is responsible. For example, if you are injured by someone other than your employer, such as a contractor, a third-party claim may be pursued against the at-fault parties.
Determining what kind of claim you have and who is responsible can be confusing. We can eliminate the guessing game of who is accountable for your accident and help you determine the duties of care owed to you and whether that duty was breached.
Getting You Back On Your Feet
We have been helping clients in McAllen, Texas, with construction accident claims for years. Contact Lino's Law to learn more about how we can help you seek justice and compensation for your construction accident-related injuries. Call us at 956-468-3609 or complete an online form to schedule a free consultation.