Construction jobs are one of the ten
most dangerous careers in the United States according to 2018 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Injuries are frequent on construction sites, yet it can be difficult to
determine who was responsible for them when it comes time to file for
workers’ compensation. This is because construction sites are full
of moving parts and may involve many different people and companies working
together in one place.
If you or a loved one is hurt while working on a construction site, it’s
important to understand who is liable when you file a claim in order to
maximize your benefits. Our
Fort Worth construction accident lawyers can help.
Who Is Responsible for a Construction Accident?
The entities who are typically fully or partially responsible for a construction
- The owner of the property where construction is taking place
- Contractors and/or subcontractors
- An equipment manufacturer, if the accident was caused by an equipment malfunction or defect
- The scaffolding company
- One or more insurance companies
Construction accidents can be minor, but they can also result in
catastrophic injuries, permanent disfigurement or disability, and even
wrongful death. Therefore, it is crucial to know who or what caused your accident when
you file for workers’ compensation benefits. Those benefits may
be your only way to maintain a sustainable lifestyle after your accident,
but they may be denied if you don’t have a clear picture of how
exactly you were hurt.
Determining liability can be a difficult task, which is where hiring a
lawyer comes in. An experienced construction accident attorney who understands
Texas workers’ compensation laws can help you sort out your incident,
file the necessary paperwork, and get you the compensation you are entitled
to. A lawyer will investigate the scene of the accident to determine what
happened to cause your injuries. Having a lawyer by your side throughout
the process is especially beneficial if you are trying to recover from
serious injuries while filing a claim at the same time.
If you have suffered an injury from a construction accident
in Fort Worth or anywhere else in Texas, contact us
at the Law Office of James M. Stanley. We can help you successfully gain
workers’ compensation benefits while you focus on recovery. Request a free consultation
to learn more.