If you or a loved one was injured at or near a construction site in Frisco, our accident lawyers can help you build a case for financial recovery.
Construction accidents present many unique legal challenges. To find out if you are eligible to make a claim and any legal options available to you, take advantage of our free initial consultation.
Damages That My Be Available
If another’s negligence or recklessness caused the accident, we can help you pursue financial remedies to cover:
- Current and ongoing medical bills
- Rehabilitation costs
- Lost wages and compensation for any impact on future earnings
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Wrongful death
We can calculate your injury-related losses to make sure you seek fair compensation.
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We Understand the Impact That a Building Site Injury Can Have On Your Life
Federal workplace safety regulators refer to the construction industry as a “high hazard industry.” While there are many causes of construction site accidents, some examples of claims involving negligence can include:
- Accidents involving heights such as scaffolding, roofs, or cranes
- Slip, trip, or fall accidents
- Vehicle and transportation accidents
- Worksites with too many contractors
- Lack of or insufficient employee safety training
- Heavy lifting injuries
- Faulty machinery
- Fires and explosions
- Exposure to dangerous chemicals
- Being struck by or caught in between an object
- Insufficient or lack of risk assessments conducted
Whatever the cause of your accident, we take time to understand the unique challenges and frustrations you are facing at this difficult time. When you retain us, we can piece together the evidence and supporting documents and build a clear picture of the accident’s true physical, emotional, and financial impact.
Do I Need to Seek Legal Advice From a Lawyer From Loncar Lyon Jenkins?
Some cases are more straightforward than others, but if your employer doesn’t offer workers’ compensation coverage, things can get complicated. If you were injured on the job and your employer is a non-subscriber or you were injured in a job-related car accident, Loncar Lyons Jenkins may be able to help.
Reach out to our Texas personal injury lawyers if you were hurt at work and you don’t have workers’ comp coverage. During a free consultation, we can help you gain clarity if:
- You are unsure about the value of your claim.
- You are unsure who is responsible for the accident.
- You are uncertain if you are covered for damages under workers’ compensation insurance.
- An insurer is disputing your workers’ compensation claim.
- You are worried about missing time from work and meeting financial obligations while you recover.
- Your employer does not carry workers’ compensation.
Our lawyers can help you investigate the cause of the accident to determine who is liable for paying for your losses. From there, we can accurately estimate the value of your claim or lawsuit, taking into account current and any future expenses you may need for your continued wellbeing.
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What Kind of Injuries Warrant Compensation?
A construction accident can result in severe injuries that require significant recovery time. Some of these include:
- Burns, cuts, and lacerations
- Eye injuries, including vision impairment or blindness
- Broken bones
- Neck, shoulder, or back injuries
- Knee and ankle injuries
- Spinal cord injuries, including paralysis
- Traumatic brain injuries and other head injuries
- Illness caused by exposure to toxic chemicals
The list is not exhaustive, so we will have to discuss your specific injuries to get an idea of how much compensation you should seek.
A Workers’ Compensation Claim Is Different From a Lawsuit
While employers in Texas are not required to carry workers’ compensation insurance, there are other potential legal remedies to seek compensation.
Some construction accident cases can be settled through a claim covered by your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance, provided the accident happened in the course and scope of employment. Alternatively, you may need to file a personal injury lawsuit against another party if they are responsible for the accident.
Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim
Workers’ compensation may offer coverage for medical bills, income benefits, and damages if the accident caused the loss of a loved one. To make a claim, you will need to report the accident and your injuries to your employer, seek immediate medical attention, and follow your doctor’s care plan
Your employer should then report the injury to its insurance company within eight days. From there, the insurance company investigates the claim. At any point, you can seek independent legal advice, especially if your claim has been delayed, denied, or underpaid (as long as you have not agreed to a settlement offer).
Under Texas law, the time limit to file a workers’ compensation claim is typically one year from the date of injury or the discovery of a work-related illness or disease. However, exceptions do apply, which can either extend or reduce the time you have to begin legal proceedings. This is dependent on the nature of your injury or illness and the circumstances of the accident.
Filing a Lawsuit
If your employer does not carry workers’ compensation insurance or another party is liable for your injuries, for example in a work-related car accident, you may be able to file a lawsuit. Our lawyers can examine the details of your case and help you determine the most suitable course of action for your circumstances.
Under Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003, you must file your lawsuit within two years of the date of the accident. If you fail to do so, you risk losing your right to take legal action.
Call in the Strong Arm for Help
If the actions and neglect of others have hurt you or a loved one, call in the Strong Arm to put things right. We know being injured at work can have a significant impact on your life. Dealing with the pain of your injury coupled with being unable to work while you recover can lead to financial pressure for you and your family.
Our responsive legal team wants to hear about your accident to see how we can help. We offer dedicated legal assistance with the personal touch to help get the compensation you deserve for the injuries and losses you suffered due to the accident. For a free, no-obligation assessment of your case, contact Loncar Lyon Jenkins at (877) 239-4878 today.