Brasure Law Firm, PLLC

Edinburg Construction Accident Lawyer Seeking Justice For Injured Workers

Construction sites are well-known dangerous work areas where accidents are often likely to occur. However, If you have suffered a construction accident, you may need help determining who you can turn to for help. With most work-related injuries, workers’ comp provides coverage for the injured employee.

However, there are instances where the injured party is ineligible to collect workers’ comp benefits. Additionally, workers injured by third-party vendors must take legal action against the subcontractor, not their employer, to recover compensation.

If you have been injured on a construction site and told you could not collect workers’ comp, immediately contact Brasure Law Firm, PLLC of Edinburg, TX. A qualified legal team member will gladly sit down with you to answer your questions and determine your legal options.

What Are the Most Common Causes of Construction Accidents in Texas?

Although numerous factors can contribute to construction accidents, several are cited more frequently than others. These factors include:

  • Falling objects, materials, and debris
  • Falls from heights.
  • Slip and falls.
  • Caught-between accidents.
  • Heavy equipment accidents
  • Electrocution
  • Fire and explosions
  • Exposure to dangerous chemicals or toxins

Another serious issue that many construction workers face daily is faulty or dangerous equipment or a lack of protective equipment. Construction workers frequently experience falls from old worn-out scaffolding or ladders.

Finally, many companies need to prioritize worker safety and provide routine training to educate their employees on proper procedures while on the job. Lack of safety training on a busy construction site can quickly lead to accidents and severe injuries.

Although these are just a few examples of the dangerous conditions that can contribute to construction accidents, if you have been injured on the job, it is in your best interests to contact our law offices immediately and ask to schedule a free case evaluation.

What Are the Most Common Injuries That Construction Workers Suffer?

Construction workers typically suffer severe injuries due to the nature of their job. Some of the most commonly reported construction injuries include:

  • Broken bones
  • Back, neck, and shoulder injuries
  • Head and brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Severe burns
  • Eye injuries
  • Fatal injuries

Construction workers also risk suffering repetitive motion injuries that can plague employees and make future employment difficult. In some cases, workers may suffer permanent injuries such as spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) that have harmful lifelong consequences for the victim and their families. Permanent injuries often result in injury victims requiring lifelong skilled nursing care, which can quickly create a financial crisis for families.

However, Brasure Law Firm, PLLC is dedicated to helping injury victims receive total compensation for their injuries and will work hard to ensure you receive a settlement that will provide for your needs.

Suppose you have suffered an injury while on the job; you must follow company procedures and report it immediately to a supervisor. You also need to be sure to seek medical treatment for your injuries. You must keep copies of the incident report and any medical records should you need to pursue future legal action.

What Can I Do if Workers’ Comp Will Not Cover My Injuries?

Unlike all other states, Texas does not require employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance. However, employers who choose not to carry workers’ comp may rely on “non-subscriber insurance.”Non-subscriber insurance covers many of the same types of accidents as workers’ compensation but does not guard against the employer being sued over employee injuries. Therefore, if your employer carries non-subscriber insurance, you may have the option of filing a civil lawsuit against them for your injuries.

Another legal option is to file a claim against the third party who is liable for your injuries. For example, on large construction sites, multiple subcontractors often perform various jobs in the vicinity of one another, which can quickly lead to accidents and injuries.

If you were injured by a subcontractor, you must file a third-party lawsuit to try and recover compensation for your medical bills and lost wages. Third parties typically include general contractors, architects, engineers, equipment manufacturers, and property owners.

If you are unsure what to do to recover compensation for your injuries, contact Brasure Law Firm, PLLC of Edinburg, TX, to learn more.

What Makes Your Law Firm the Best Choice For My Legal Needs?

Brasure Law Firm, PLLC of Edinburg, TX, is passionately committed to assisting injury victims to receive the justice they deserve. Our law firm recognizes that you may be struggling with your injuries and unsure about the future. For this reason, you pay no money unless we win your case.

Our legal team has extensive experience handling construction site accidents and obtaining favorable client settlements. If you have suffered on-the-job injuries but have been told you do not qualify for workers’ comp, you will need legal assistance to help recover compensation.

Under Texas law, injured workers may file a claim to recover economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are awarded to reimburse injured workers for their out-of-pocket expenses. Some of the most commonly awarded economic damages include:

  • Past and future medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity

If you have suffered a permanent injury, our law firm will evaluate your situation to determine what settlement amount will adequately provide for your long-term needs.

Non-economic damages are granted to compensate the injured employee for their intangible losses. Because non-economic damages are subjective and based on the unique circumstances that surround the accident, each potential settlement will vary but may include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of companionship
  • Permanent disfigurement and scarring

Brasure Law Firm, PLLC is committed to helping injury victims and their families through what is most likely one of the most challenging times in their lives. Our mission is to help clients receive maximum compensation for their injuries and hold the liable party accountable for their actions.

Contact Brasure Law Firm, PLLC of Edinburg, TX, at 956-903-2873 to schedule a free no-obligation consultation.