Construction Accident Lawyers in Corpus Christi
We Help Injured Construction Workers Recover Fair Compensation
Every year, there are hundreds of thousands of construction accidents,
with thousands of those claiming workers’ lives. Construction accidents
have become so common that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration
(OSHA) even has a list of the “fatal four” construction accidents:
falls, struck by objects, electrocutions, and caught in equipment.
At Bandas Law Firm, we understand that workplace injuries of this type
happen every single day, and we are familiar with Texas rules and regulations
that surround construction accident cases. If you or someone you love
has been injured at a construction site in Nueces County or anywhere in
the state, our Corpus Christi construction accident attorneys may be able
to help you pursue fair benefits or compensation.
Contact our offices today at (361) 238-2789 for a free, confidential construction
Complex Liability in Construction Site Accident Claims
When a construction accident does occur and it causes injury or death,
the chain of liability can be much more complex than you may have imagined.
There are different parties that could be responsible for the accident,
- The owner of the property
- The company handling the work
- The manufacturer of the equipment
- The company responsible for equipment upkeep
The list could go on. It takes expertise and knowledge to track down the
proper chain of liability so the proper parties will be pursued in order
to get the compensation victims deserve.
Types of Construction Injury Claims
Depending on the type of accident and the circumstances surrounding it,
there are different types of claims. You will need an experienced attorney
to help you determine what will be the best claim to make in your own case.
Potential types of construction accident claims include:
Workers’ Compensation – If you can get benefits from workers’ compensation, then
in most cases, you will not be able to bring a lawsuit against your employer.
To pursue a workers’ compensation claim, you will need to prove
that the injury is work-related.
Personal Injury – In this case, you would need to prove that a third party (not
you or your employer) was negligent and this led to your injury.
Product Liability – In cases when a defective product led to your injury, it would
be someone in the chain of manufacturing and distribution of the product
who would be liable for the claim.
Wrongful Death – Finally, if a worker is killed in an accident, then family members
may have the right to bring a wrongful death claim against the negligent party.
It can be very hard to navigate and determine the best way to make your
claim. That’s when the experienced attorneys at Bandas Law Firm
step in. We know how to investigate the accident and determine how you
should make your claim.
Roofing accidents are a potential type of construction site injury. Victims
of roofing accidents most often suffer injuries and/or trauma due to falls
or burns from hot tar. In many of these cases, compensation is owed to
the worker who suffered the accident, but for that compensation to be
paid, the victim of the accident must prove that the circumstances that
caused the accident could have been prevented and that all proper steps
were taken to ensure their safety.
Cases like this are covered by tort law, which ensures that the wrong done
to the victim (in this case, injury due to a roofing accident) will be
redressed with monetary compensation for damages. Damages in roofing accident
cases may include medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other
damages, as well.
In all tort cases, though, the burden of proof is placed on the victim.
If you have been injured in a roofing accident, it is up to you to follow
up and prove that negligence on the part of your employer caused the accident
in which you were injured. Negligence may be proven in a variety of ways,
depending on the type of roofing accident and how it occurred.
Examples of negligence that may lead to a roofing accident or any type
of construction accident may include:
- Unsafe conditions
- Lack of proper training
- Lack of proper safety equipment
- Defective or poorly maintained equipment
Thanks to OSHA, you have rights as a construction worker, and OSHA can
even help you determine the right way to file a complaint in the case
of an accident or injury. Keep in mind that your employer cannot demote
or fire you just because you file a complaint, and OSHA is designed to
protect this. Of course, you will still need the experience of an attorney
to file the claim properly.
Construction accidents happen all too regularly, and they can result in
serious injury or death. If you or a loved one has been involved in an
accident on a construction site, it is important that you get in contact
with Bandas Law Firm as soon as possible so we can get to work for you.
To talk to a skilled Corpus Christi construction accident lawyer about
contact us today!