If you or someone you love was injured in a construction accident in Houston, you may be eligible for compensation. The party or parties responsible for your accident should be held accountable. They should also pay for your medical bills, lost wages, reduced earning capacity, and other damages associated with your injury. You may also be eligible to receive compensation for non-economic losses, such as pain and suffering.
Your lawyer from Loncar Lyon Jenkins will take the time to understand the details of your construction accident in Houston. We will work to identify every party that shares in the liability. We will collect evidence and file a compelling claim on your behalf. This can involve going after every dollar of economic and non-economic damages you have incurred. Our attorneys work on a no-win-no-fee basis, meaning we get paid only when you do.
Working with Our Construction Accident Lawyers
After suffering injuries from a construction accident in Houston, our lawyers can take over all aspects of your case while you focus on your recovery.
Our services include:
- Obtaining the incident report, if necessary
- Reviewing insurance policies
- Gathering photos and video footage of the accident in action
- Going over employee logbooks and schedules
- Taking witness statements
- Determining liability for your injuries
- Managing phone calls, emails, and letters with the other involved parties
- Deciding which course of legal action best fits your situation
- Negotiating a settlement with the insurer
- Adhering to deadlines
You can expect your lawyer to update you on the status of your case. Should you have any questions regarding the legal process, we urge you to reach out to us so you’re not left in the dark.
For a free legal consultation with a construction accidents lawyer serving Houston, call 800-777-7777
Paying for the Services We Provide
After looking at the ways we can assist you, you might feel uneasy about hiring us due to the costs. However, our law firm works on a contingency fee, which means there are no upfront or out-of-pocket costs involved.
If and when we win your case, we will take our fee for our services. Otherwise, we won’t charge you.
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Determining Liability in a Construction Accident Case
Using the evidence we gather, we can demonstrate that the at-fault party was negligent in that they:
- Owed you a duty of care to keep the premises safe
- Failed to uphold this duty
- Caused the accident, which led to your injuries and damages
The negligent party could have been:
- Your employer
- The property owner
- A contractor
- A subcontractor
- The parts manufacturer or supplier
If you are found to hold some fault for the incident, your total compensatory award will be reduced by your percentage of fault. Your lawyer will work to prove that you hold no or little blame so you can secure the compensation you need.
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Workers’ Compensation vs. Private Lawsuit
After a construction site injury, you may be eligible to recover damages in one of two ways: a workers’ compensation claim from your employer or a private settlement from a third party that we determine is liable for your injury. However, in the State of Texas, employers are not required to carry workers’ compensation, so we can explore the latter option.
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The Statute of Limitations for Construction Accidents
Lawsuits have limits of personal or wrongful death action, which means you do not have unlimited time to take legal action. Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003 states that, depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may have two years or even less.
The clock starts running right away. It is better to speak with one of our team members and get the ball rolling sooner rather than later. Waiting could mean risking not only running into issues with the statute but also the potential loss of viable evidence.
Your Houston Construction Accident Compensation
A lawsuit may include damages for both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are expenses with a specific dollar amount. Non-economic damages are intangible losses that are unique to your situation. You might be eligible for compensation for the following:
- Medical expenses: For emergency or follow-up care you need
- Lost wages: For the hourly pay and/or other benefits you missed while you recovered
- Reduced earning capacity: For the change in careers if you can’t return to your construction job.
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience: For the physical pain you have endured
- Loss of enjoyment of life: For your inability to enjoy activities you did prior to the accident
- Emotional distress: For mental anguish and other psychological health ailments triggered from the accident (e.g., anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, etc.)
If you lost your loved one in the construction accident, you could request damages for their funeral and burial service costs and their final medical bills, in addition to your loss of financial support and companionship.
Construction Site Injuries in Houston
Construction sites are full of hazards. If you work on one for long enough, you are bound to rack up an injury or two. Your injury could be so severe it requires medical care or time away from work. In this situation, you should take action against the responsible party (or parties) so that you do not have to bear the costs of your injury yourself.
The Houston construction accident lawyers at Loncar Lyon Jenkins have helped many victims in Texas recover compensation after getting hurt on the job.
We can help you regardless of how your injury occurred, including from accidents like:
Heavy Equipment Injuries
Heavy equipment is a common source of severe injury on construction sites. If you were injured by a crane, backhoe, pulley, or any other piece of construction equipment, we can determine where the fault lies and go after the liable parties.
Even a hard hat is not always enough to protect you from a heavy object that falls from far overhead. We may be able to help you recover compensation if you were struck by a falling object and suffered:
- A head injury
- Spinal trauma
- Any type of severe bodily injury
Slip and Fall
A slip and fall can happen at any workplace. However, construction workers are especially vulnerable due to the pace of the job and the number of potential hazards that surround them at work.
Fall from High Places
An additional factor that makes construction work dangerous is the requirement of working on precarious perches that are often several stories above the ground.
If you got hurt after falling from a high place on a construction site, we can help you recover damages based on the facts of your case.
If your construction site injury was the result of someone else’s reckless or negligent behavior, we may be able to help you pursue that party for compensation. You could also collect the work compensation awards you may qualify to receive.
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Loncar Lyon Jenkins wants to get to work on your construction accident case today. If we do not get you the money you deserve, you owe us nothing.
For a free, no-obligation case evaluation with a team member in Houston, call us today at (800) 777-7777.