Marshall Construction Accident Attorneys
Tough Attorneys for Hard-Fought Cases
The construction industry has one of the highest rates of work-related injuries and fatalities among all occupations. Despite construction work’s inherent dangers, workers who are hurt while on the job still face harsh resistance when seeking any sort of compensation or benefits. For many, the only option is to seek the support and counsel of a professional construction accident lawyer.
Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers is proud to offer our experienced legal counsel to injured construction workers throughout Marshall, Texas. If you were working on a construction site when a serious accident left you badly injured, then we want to hear from you. Thanks to our extensive legal backgrounds, we can assist with third-party injury claims and/or workers’ compensation claims for construction accident clients.
Common Construction Accidents & Injuries
Our team can handle virtually any claim related to construction accidents and injuries. Whether your accident was caused by someone else’s negligence, or you made an honest mistake on the job, we are here to help.
Some of the most common construction accidents and injuries include:
- Falls from heights: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that about a third of all fatal construction accidents involve a fall from a height, such as a worker falling off scaffolding or a ladder. Slip or trip and fall accidents on construction sites can also be unexpectedly severe.
- Struck-by accidents: Approximately 15% of the worst construction accidents involve a worker being struck by a moving object, vehicle, or piece of equipment. Struck-by accidents include being hit by a tractor, a tool that fell from a higher level, and so on.
- Electrical shock injuries: Exposure to electrical sources that result in an electric shock or electrocution is another leading cause of severe or fatal construction accidents. Only certified electricians should work with electricity.
- Caught-in/between incidents: When a construction worker is crushed by a moving object or a piece of machinery that is in use, it results in a caught-in/between accident, which occurs in about one-in-twenty fatal construction accidents.
What to Do After a Construction Accident
If you can, taking a few steps after a construction accident can help improve your chances of getting a fair recovery or benefits later. Always prioritize your health and safety, though. Only take the following steps if you can do so safely.
After a construction accident, the following five steps can make a positive difference:
- Seek medical attention: You should immediately seek medical attention, ranging from first aid for minor injuries to emergency room care for severe injuries. Never ignore an injury and hope it will get better on its own.
- Report the accident: Tell your employer about the accident as soon as possible. Don’t assume that your boss will know about it and make an accident report on their own.
- Collect evidence: If possible, use your smartphone to snap pictures of the accident scene. Write down the contact information of any other workers who might have seen what happened.
- Follow the doctor’s orders: After you are initially treated, it is crucial that you follow the doctor’s orders as closely as possible. Failing to follow medical instructions can jeopardize your entire case.
- Call our firm: Once you are settled, dial (888) 492-5532 to talk with our Marshall construction accident attorneys. We can advise you on how to pursue compensation, which might include a workers’ comp claim and/or an injury claim.
Third-Party Claims vs. Workers’ Comp Claims
At Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers, we have the practice experience required to work on personal injury cases and workers’ compensation claims for construction accident clients. This allows us to handle any related case that comes to our attention.
Let us know if you need help with:
- Third-party injury claims: If you were hurt on a construction site but due to the negligence of a third party – like a worker contracted by another company or a motorist driving through the site – then you could file a personal injury claim against them. In a third-party injury claim, you will have to prove liability for your damages and losses rests on the defendant.
- Workers’ compensation claims: If you were hurt while working on a construction site, regardless of who caused the accident, and you are eligible for workers’ compensation insurance coverage, then you can pursue a workers’ comp claim. In a workers’ comp claim, liability is not usually a factor, and you should be eligible for guaranteed benefits.
Our law firm has a talented staff that can manage either case for an injured construction worker. You might even be able to pursue both case types at once, depending on the circumstances of your accident and the damages owed to you. However, the recoveries you make through both cases cannot overlap, which is to say that you cannot get compensation twice for the same damage or loss.
Who Should Hire a Construction Accident Lawyer?
We believe that every construction worker deserves to have highly skilled legal counsel if they wish. With this in mind, anyone who has questions about how to pursue compensation and benefits after a construction accident should hire an attorney. In fact, many people seek legal counsel mostly because they do not want to deal with an insurance company or their employer. By leaving your case up to our team, you can leave all the stress of it behind.
We Fight for Full Compensation – Call Now
Our Marshall construction accident attorneys would like to hear from you if you need help after being hurt on a construction site. You could be owed significant compensation for your losses, but you might also have to fight for it. Let us lead the way.
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