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Experienced Dallas Attorneys Represent Victims of Construction Accidents

Dallas is a major American city with a robust economy. The Dallas area is home to several planned and ongoing construction projects, including Collins Creek Mall, University Hills, DFW Airport, and Dallas International District.

Constriction is a dangerous job, and construction accidents resulting in catastrophic injuries or wrongful death are devastating. These accidents may involve various incidents, such as burns, falls, electrocution, falling objects, dangerous equipment, and vehicle crashes. When faced with such tragic events, it’s crucial to understand all your available legal rights.

If your loved one was killed in a construction site accident, you have the right to seek compensation. Contact the Dallas workplace accident lawyers at The Lenahan Law Firm right away. We’ll review your case and advise you about your best options for moving forward.

Our founding partner, Marc C. Lenahan, belongs to the prestigious Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The independent rating agency Super Lawyers has recognized The Lenahan Law Firm for providing our clients with outstanding service, and we have a perfect 10.0 AVVO rating.

Call (214) 295-1008 or toll-free at (888) 473-2820 to schedule a free consultation today.

Understanding Texas Construction Worker Accident Laws

Workers’ compensation in Texas is designed to help employees who get injured on the job. It provides medical benefits and a portion of lost wages without the need to prove that the employer was at fault.

Texas differs from other states because it does not require all employers to have workers’ compensation insurance. Employers who choose not to carry this insurance are called non-subscribers. If an employer is a non-subscriber and a construction worker suffers a fatality due to a work-related injury or illness, survivors have the right to seek compensation directly from the employer.

When it comes to construction accident fatalities in Texas, negligence occurs if a party fails to act with the level of care that someone of ordinary prudence would have exercised under the same circumstances. If negligence leads to an injury or fatality, you may have the right to pursue compensation beyond the existing workers’ compensation benefits. Examples of negligence include:

  • Unsafe work practices
  • Failure to provide proper equipment
  • Inadequate training
  • Lack of safety protocols
  • Failure to follow OSHA rules

How Your Construction Site Accident Lawyer Can Help

Navigating Texas construction injury laws is complicated, especially for workers and their families seeking compensation after an accident. Understanding your rights and legal options is crucial in this situation. The Lenahan Law Firm has a proven track record of success when advocating for the rights of injured workers.

Our law firm provides invaluable assistance in investigating the accident, gathering evidence, and building a strong case for compensation. Our attorneys will handle negotiations with insurance companies and responsible parties to seek a fair settlement. If a settlement cannot be reached, we are always prepared to take your case to trial.

Third-Party Liability in Dallas Construction Accidents

If the employer is a workers’ compensation subscriber, death benefits will be determined according to workers’ comp rules, but survivors may be eligible to seek additional compensation from negligent third parties such as:

  • Independent contractors
  • Vendors
  • Drivers
  • Property owners
  • Manufacturers of defective equipment

What to Do After a Construction Site Accident

When seeking compensation for a construction accident injury in Texas, it’s important to take steps to protect your legal rights. First, report the injury to your employer right away. Texas law generally requires this to be done within 30 days of the accident. The next step is seeking medical attention immediately to ensure the proper treatment and document your injuries.

You’ll want to collect evidence from the accident scene, including photos, witness statements, and other relevant information. If the employer is a subscriber, your attorney will file a claim with their workers’ compensation insurance carrier.

Time is a critical factor for several reasons. Waiting too long could harm your case. Quick action also allows for the timely collection of physical evidence, witness statements, and expert analyses, which are more effective when they are fresh.

Your Dallas construction accident attorney will take immediate steps to protect your rights and ensure that the investigation into the injury or wrongful death starts while the necessary information is still accurate and undisturbed. There are important deadlines and filing requirements, and it’s important to meet with a lawyer who has experience in construction accidents. The Lenahan Law Firm will seek the full compensation you are entitled to receive.

Our Lawyers Get Justice for Dallas Construction Injuries

The experienced trial attorneys at The Lenahan Law Firm have recovered millions of dollars in settlements for our clients. We treat every client like you’re our only client. We understand the importance of your case, and we’ll keep you informed about what’s happening throughout the legal process.

Call (214) 295-1008 or toll-free at (888) 473-2820 to learn more today.

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