Texas Construction Accidents
Construction sites are some of the most dangerous places in Texas. Construction workers diligently try to be safe at all times, but the safety challenges of the work itself, actions of others or the location sometimes are just too great and many times lead to construction accidents and injuries that threaten lives, financial futures, and stable homes of the worker.
The causes of construction accidents can vary: slips or trips, falling objects, live electrical wires, explosions, defective equipment, and building collapse. Negligent general contractors, sub-contractors, vendors, and employees can also cause many of these dangers. Construction accidents often cause life-threatening injuries that may require extensive surgery, brain injuries, disfigurement, and other permanent conditions that affect the worker and their family for the rest of their lives.
While workers' compensation covers the employees of the company, worker’s compensation does not extend to non-employees such as contract labor, temporary workers or sub-contractors. Injured construction workers that are not covered by worker’s compensation insurance, have the right to bring a lawsuit against the negligent party that caused the dangerous condition at the work place. The negligent party can include the owner of the property, the general contractor, sub-contractors and equipment manufacturers. These lawsuits can seek money to pay for a wide range of medical services, wage loss, pain, suffering, disfigurement, mental anguish and permanent disabilities.
Due to the extremely complicated nature of construction accidents, including issues like comparative fault, multiple layers of insurance coverage, and other complexities, it is recommended that injured worker consult with an experienced construction injury lawyer as soon as they are hurt to help determine the best course of care and legal action.
If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of a construction Accidents, please contact Kondos & Kondos today. Attorneys are available by phone, e-mail, or by clicking here.