Texas law protects victims of construction accidents and ensures most construction workers are covered for at least some losses. Unfortunately, navigating the confusing system of workers’ compensation and civil litigation can be difficult after an injury happens. You need to get help from an experienced Austin construction accident lawyer who cares about your case and who is dedicated to fighting for the rights of the injured. Loewy Law Firm can provide you with the legal advice and compassionate, skilled legal advocacy that you are looking for.
Construction is a rewarding field as you build homes, commercial buildings and infrastructure that changes the landscape and improves people’s lives. Unfortunately, the construction industry is also labor-intensive and dangerous. Austin construction workers are among the most likely workers to suffer serious injuries on-the-job or to die in workplace accidents. An injury can end your career and leave you concerned about how to cover your medical costs and support yourself. Speak with an experienced Austin personal injury attorney to explore your legal options after a construction accident.
Types of Construction Accident Cases We Handle
Our team of Austin construction accident attorneys have extensive experience handling a wide variety of construction accident cases including:
- Ladder accidents
- Scaffolding accidents
- Falls from heights
- Crane accidents
- Falling tools/debris
- Vehicle accidents
- Site defects/hazards
- Forklift accidents
Your Rights After a Construction Accident
Texas law allows employers to choose to opt in or out of workers’ compensation. If your employer has purchased workers’ comp insurance for you, you can’t sue but can make a claim for benefits after an injury. You can make a workers’ comp claim regardless of negligence and, in most cases, it doesn’t matter if you or your employer did something wrong. A workers’ compensation claim after a construction accident is going to provide coverage for:
- Medical treatment expenses
- Disability income when your earning potential is reduced or you can’t work either permanently or temporarily
- Death benefits if you are a dependent and your family member was killed in a construction accident.
Worker’s compensation does not provide money for non-financial losses like the pain of an injury or the loss of companionship after the tragic death of a loved one. As a result, many construction accident victims can benefit from filing a personal injury lawsuit.
You can sue your employer if the company was negligent and did not have workers’ compensation. You can also sue others like project managers, manufacturers of construction equipment, and architects or engineers working on the project whose negligence caused you to experience harm.
Contact an Austin Construction Accident Lawyer Today
Adam Loewy has recovered more than $40 million in compensation for injured clients and continues to fight for the rights of those who have been hurt. The Loewy Law Firm has represented many clients throughout Austin and surrounding areas after construction accidents. We have the knowledge and legal skill to help you explore ways to maximize the compensation available to you and to fight hard for your right to full and fair compensation for all losses. To learn more about how we can help you make your claim after a construction accident, call today to schedule a free consultation with an Austin construction accident lawyer.