Fort Worth Construction Injuries

DFW Personal Injury Attorneys - Fighting for your Rights

North Texas is a booming area, especially with the discovery and development of the Barnett Shale. This growth has produced a boom in construction. While the construction industry provides thousands of jobs, construction sites can be dangerous and can cause serious injuries to workers.  Industrial accidents can be caused by poor training, poor decisions, taking short-cuts, failure to follow OSHA regulations, and defective equipment.  

The general contractor and all subcontractors are responsible for providing the appropriate safety provisions to ensure the construction site is reasonably safe. It is their obligation to warn of possible hazards on the site, to hire employees who will use caution while working, to coordinate job safety, and to check that the safety specifications are being followed.  In addition, manufacturers of construction equipment are responsible for designing and maintaining safe products.

Injured construction workers who are not eligible for workers compensation benefits may be able to receive compensation for on-the-job injuries. Our Fort Worth construction accident attorneys have experience with construction injury cases and can help answer questions regarding accidents caused by trench collapses, crane accidents, lift equipment failure, falls (including roof and ladder falls), scaffolding accidents, fires, explosions, welding accidents, lifting accidents, defective equipment, vehicle accidents, chemical exposure (like asbestos exposure), and electrocutions from electrical shocks.

If you have sustained serious personal injury in a Fort Worth construction site, attorneys who are knowledgeable in the construction industry may be able to help your case.

WORKER'S COMPENSATION
 

When a construction worker is injured on the job, he or she cannot, in most instances, sue the employer for work related injuries when the employer has workers’ compensation coverage. However, even if your claims are covered by workers’ compensation, you may be able to recover compensation for lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering if your injuries were caused by someone other than your employer.  Often a third party such as the property owner, architects, subcontractors or equipment manufacturers can be shown to be liable for negligence when an injury occurs on the job site. The lawyers at Hawkins & Walker, PC, can help answer your questions regarding liability in work related injuries.

Texas law allows for recovery of damages if it can be shown that an employer was grossly negligent in causing a construction wrongful death. In such an instance, our personal injury attorneys can help answer your questions regarding liability in work related injuries. We will go to work immediately to investigate the incident to prepare your case for optimal results to take care of the survivors. 

CONTACT Hawkins & Walker, PC  

At Hawkins & Walker, PC, our mission is to provide clients with quality legal services and personalized attention.  For more information, or to schedule an appointment with one of our knowledgeable personal injury lawyers, please contact us today.
 

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