Houston Construction Accident Attorney

It seems everywhere you look in Houston, there is some sort of construction going on.  From roadways to high-rise buildings, Houston is growing at a rapid pace.  Unfortunately, this leads to an increase in accidents at construction sites which results in injuries.  Texas has workers compensation laws and program in place that shields employers from being sued for injuries that take place on the job but there may be additional sources of compensation for you injuries from third party equipment or services.

If you have been seriously injured in a construction accident, workers compensation might not be enough to cover all your expenses.  Attorney Paul Moody can help you under the right conditions to maximize your recovery.  Initial consultations for injury claims are free so schedule an appointment today.

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What to do after a construction accident

With all the construction going on in Houston and surrounding areas, hospitals are constantly getting injured victims of construction related accidents ranging from minor to severe.  If you have been involved in a construction accident, look at doing the following:

Your health is your first priority.  If you have been injured or think you have been injured, it is best that you are assessed by medical personnel. More than likely, your supervisor will call 911 and report the accident.  It is important for your case that the extent of your injuries are documented.  Injuries sustained in the accident may result in short, long or permanent disabilities that may determine your settlement.

Although most companies will automatically record your accident, extent of injuries and situation leading up to the accident, you should make sure that your company is aware that you got injured on the job.  If possible, take photos and get names of witnesses.  It is very important that your company documents this injury and accident.

It is always a good idea to talk to an experienced personal injury attorney after a serious accident involving injuries.  You may have sustained short, long or permanent disabilities.  Most Texas employers are part of the Texas Workers Compensation program but a few are not.  That is an important aspect if you want to get the proper treatment and benefits under the program.  If you were working with faulty equipment or third-party products, that may be an additional source of compensation for your injuries.

Construction Accident Statistics

OSHA reports that one out of ten construction workers get hurt on site every year.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 150,000 construction site accidents are reported each year.

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Types of Construction Accidents

Turns out that construction is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world.  OSHA has determined that 20% of all work related fatalities was in the construction industry.  Construction contractors, managers and equipment manufacturers that a responsibility to make the worksite as safe as possible for their workers and any pedestrians that may be near by.

The top four types of construction site accidents are falls, being struck by an object, electrocutions and getting caught in or between objects that fall or shift.  Possible causes of construction accidents are typically site safety violations, inadequate protective equipment, poorly trained employees and improperly maintained equipment.

If you have been seriously hurt, take the time to talk to a personal injury lawyer.  Attorney Paul Moody will listen to you case and provide options to help maximize your recovery and compensation.  For injury claims, the initial consultation is always free.

Frequently Asked Construction Accident Questions

Chances are that your employer has Workers’ Compensation coverage for their employees.  This protects the company and provides you with medical and wage benefits during the time it takes for you to get treatment for your injuries, heal and return to work.  Unfortunately, most times these benefits are lacking and not enough for those that have been severely injured.  Additionally, there are few benefits for surviving family when the accident results in the death of a loved one.  Attorney Paul Moody may be able to identify third party liabilities that resulted in the accident that could gain you additional compensation for your injuries.

Your main employer who is participating in Texas Workers’ Compensation program cannot be sued for your accident resulting in your injuries.  A personal injury attorney may be able to determine that third party negligence or faulty equipment resulted in your injuries.  Additional third party defendants could be equipment manufacturers, sub-contractors, vendors, property owners and/or distributors.

Attorney Paul Moody works on a contingency basis which is a fancy way of saying that he does not receive any payment from you in advance of the case.  If he is retained and takes your case, he will be compensated from the settlement he obtains for you in the lawsuit typically a percentage amount.  So it’s a win-win situation.  No fees unless you win.

Paul Is Here To Help You

Construction accidents happen every day.  Many times the injuries are minor and after some minimal medical attention and rest, the injured is able to return back to work.  Sometimes, the accident results in serious injuries.  Texas has very business-friendly workers compensation laws but if you have been severely hurt, workers compensation benefits may not be enough.

Attorney Paul Moody is here to help.  The initial consultation is absolutely free and no-obligation.  He will go over the details of the construction accident and determine if you have a case to go after compensation from a third party that may be at fault for the accident.  Either way, seeking legal counsel can only help you make an informed decision about you actions after the accident.

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