Construction Accident Lawyer Houston, TX
The construction industry is one of the most dangerous industries for American workers. A staggering number of individuals are harmed every year on construction sites. Sometimes, site managers fail to respect safety regulations and unnecessarily place workers at risk. Sometimes, weather conditions and other outside forces contribute to accidents. And too often, workers are injured when construction equipment, designed to make their efforts easier, safer and/or more effective, fails in some measurable way.
If you have suffered harm on a construction site and any issue with your equipment may have been a factor in your accident, it is important that you speak with an attorney about any legal options that may be available to you. You may ultimately not decide to file a workers’ compensation claim or a personal injury suit. But speaking with an attorney will help to ensure that whatever decision you ultimately make about your legal situation is informed.
Please consider reaching out to our firm in particular. We have extensive experience as strong advocates for those who have been injured and would be more than happy to advise you in regards to your situation. When preparing for a consultation, please keep the following possible legal avenues in mind. Once you consider each possibility as it applies to your situation, we can discuss whether it may be a viable option for your circumstances specifically.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits
In general, when a full-time or part-time non-contractor is injured on the job, he or she qualifies for workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits are usually available regardless of who or what caused the accident and regardless of fault. Especially when injuries are relatively minor, accepting workers’ compensation benefit payments may be a good option for some workers. But sometimes workers do not qualify for these benefits or another compelling reason may inspire a worker to sue his or her employer in connection with an accident. This option must be discussed with an attorney because workers’ compensation laws tend to limit the circumstances under which employers may be sued for workplace accidents.
Personal Injury and Product Liability Claims
In some instances, it is possible for a worker to sue his or her employer in response to a construction site accident. At other times, it may make sense for a worker to accept workers’ compensation benefits and sue the manufacturer of the faulty equipment that contributed to the accident. This kind of claim is commonly referred to as a product liability claim. It may be an option whenever equipment malfunction or other challenges not addressed by the manufacturer have led to injury.
Legal Options Are Available
If you have been injured in a construction accident and faulty equipment may have contributed to your harm, please contact a construction accident lawyer Houston, TX trusts at John K. Zaid & Associates so that they may speak to you about your legal options. No two accidents are exactly alike, so it is helpful to speak with an attorney about the specific details of your situation before committing to a legal strategy.