El Paso, TX, Attorneys Pursuing Claims for Construction Site Injuries
Construction site injuries are all too common. Even though many of the rules and regulations are set up to prevent accidents, employers and contractors often try to skirt the rules, at workers’ expense. If you’re injured on a construction site, the chances are high that the injury will be serious and life-changing.
Unfortunately, many insurance companies that have potential liability for a construction site injury will send an adjuster to visit you before it is appropriate. The adjuster will try to get you to sign a release of liability—which will prevent you from ever suing your employer or contractor—for a minimal amount of money. These insurance adjusters do not have your best interest at heart and will try to take advantage of you in a weakened, panicked moment.
If you have been injured, or a loved one has been killed in the following types of accidents, please contact us immediately to learn how we can help you protect your rights.
Common Construction Site Injuries in Texas
- Falling from scaffolding that is improperly assembled, from unsafe ladders or falling through flooring that is unsafe from rotting, for example, or inadequately lit. Injuries can include:
- Back, neck and spine injuries
- Broken, fractured and splintered bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Injuries from defective equipment on the job site or equipment that is not properly maintained. For example:
- Serious burns, cuts or death from exploding chemical and gas tanks or other sources of explosive materials
- Amputation or mutilation of a body part from stamping-type machinery
- Amputation or mutilation of limbs when in contact with a power saw with a defective guard or when an employer required removal of safety equipment
- Injury or death from electrocution. When a crane operator accidentally comes into contact with a high-voltage electrical wire in its path, the electricity travels up the metal boom of the crane and instantly kills the operator. Rarely does anyone survive the severe jolt of current.
- Cancer, burns and pulmonary diseases from exposure to toxic fumes, sprays contaminated air.
- Permanent injuries from trucking and motor vehicle accidents. If you are in an accident while driving for your employer you could be seriously and permanently hurt:
- You may have head, neck and spine injuries
- Spinal cord injuries, herniated discs and nervous system damage
- Soft tissue injuries that don’t necessarily show up on an x-ray but can be very painful
- Long term and permanent injuries that prevent you from working or taking care of yourself
Don’t Try Negotiating With an Insurance Company Without a Lawyer
Construction site injuries should be taken seriously. In fact, in some situations, forms need to be filed within a certain time period or you could forfeit certain insurance or other benefits.
Contact or call us at 915-206-2828 immediately to understand your rights to compensation if you are injured at a construction site. Do not discuss anything about the accident with the insurance company.