Dallas Construction Accident Attorneys Ready to Serve You
At Hartley Law Firm, we know how to handle construction accident claims. Our Dallas construction accident lawyers are familiar with the intricate federal and state regulations that apply to these complex cases. We understand the relationship between Texas personal injury law and workplace injury law and can help you determine the best way to maximize your recovery, so you can start on the road to recovery. Contact us today!
Types of Dallas Construction Accidents
As an experienced Dallas construction accident legal practitioner, I’ve seen countless construction accidents. These accidents can cause lasting damage to a worker or anyone else passing through a construction site. Most often, construction accidents result from one or more of the following:
- Crane accidents;
- Falling off scaffolding;
- Pressurized gas leaks;
- Trench accidents;
- Exposure to dangerous chemicals;
- Slip and fall accidents;
- Construction vehicle accidents;
- Electrocution injuries;
- Repetitive stress injuries;
- Heavy machinery accidents; and
- Falling debris.
If you’ve been injured in a Dallas construction site accident, you may be eligible to recover compensation for your injuries. However, due to the complex interplay between workers’ compensation law and personal injury law, these claims can be confusing and are best handled by a dedicated Dallas construction accident attorney.
Who Is Liable in a Dallas Construction Accident?
Construction accidents are some of the most complex personal injury cases. One reason for this is that most construction accidents involve the negligence of one or more other contractors or construction workers. Under the Texas workers’ compensation system, injured workers are generally precluded from pursuing a personal injury case against their employer. Instead, injured construction workers can bring a workers’ compensation claim to obtain benefits. However, workers’ comp benefits are limited to medical benefits and income-replacement benefits; they do not allow for the payment of non-economic damages, such as those related to your pain and suffering.
Thus, one of the first things a Dallas construction accident attorney will do is to investigate the accident to determine if a third party was responsible for your injuries. If so, even though you may not be able to bring a personal injury claim against your employer, you can file a construction accident claim against the third party.
Common examples of third parties who may cause or contribute to a Dallas construction site injury include:
- Property owners;
- General contractors;
- Manufactures of scaffolding;
- Manufacturers of other defective tools, machinery, or equipment; and
- Employers of other negligent workers.
Of course, if you were injured as a passer-by and were not working on the site, there is a limitation on who you can name in a construction accident lawsuit. However, for construction workers, it is crucial to investigate the possibility of other negligent parties; otherwise, you may be able to recover the full amount of compensation you are entitled to.
Many issues pertain to construction accident lawsuits, so it’s important to contact a construction accident law firm that has experience handling third-party injury claims. Our Dallas construction accident lawyers have experience in handling work site accidents and injury lawsuits.
Contact A Proven Dallas Construction Accident Lawyer Now
If you have been injured in a construction accident or someone needs the professional assistance of an injury legal practitioner, then our Dallas construction accident attorneys at Hartley Law Firm may be able to help. Give us a call for a consultation.
Hartley Law Firm handles other types of cases as well, including:
- Personal Injury
- Wrongful Death
- Bike Accidents
- Head and Brain Injury
- Burn Accident Injury
- Bus Crash Accidents
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Uber & Lyft Accidents
- Car Accidents
- Trucking Accidents
- Premises Liability
- Worksite Accident Injury
- Dog Attack
- Sexual Abuse
- Medical Malpractice
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Oil Field Accidents
- Spinal Cord Injury