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Construction Injury Lawyer

If you suffered a construction injury and your workers’ comp claim was denied or your employer does not have workers’ comp insurance, a construction injury lawyer at Loncar Lyon Jenkins can help you pursue compensation. Our construction injury attorneys can handle all communication with workers’ comp or the defense attorney and help you recover compensation to cover the cost of medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.

How Can a Construction Injury Attorney Help?

Texas is the only state that doesn’t require most private employers to have workers’ compensation insurance. However, employers who contract government entities are required to provide worker’s comp coverage for employees who are working on that project. If you were injured on the job and your workers’ comp claim was denied or your employer does not have workers’ compensation benefits, a construction injury attorney at Loncar Lyon Jenkins can help.

When An Employer Doesn’t Have Workers’ Compensation Insurance

If you were injured on the job and your employer does not have workers’ compensation benefits, your construction injury lawyer can help you file a lawsuit against your employer and build a strong case that will hold them liable for your damages.

What If My Employer Has Workers’ Comp Benefits?

Workers’ compensation operates under the no-fault system. This means that if an employee is injured they don’t have to prove negligence to receive benefits. If you’re injured on a construction site, you can file a workers’ comp claim and receive benefits, such as:

  • Medical benefits
  • Wage loss benefits
  • Vocational rehab

What is Gross Negligence?

Workers’ comp benefits do not protect employers from gross negligence. In Texas, an employer can be sued for gross negligence if an employee dies as a result of an accident on the job. The deceased party’s surviving spouse or other family members can pursue compensation and file a lawsuit against the employer if they believe the employer’s blatant disregard for the employee’s safety resulted in their untimely death. 
To prove gross negligence, the spouse or other member of the deceased’s family will need evidence that shows that the employer knew what they were doing and the risks that were involved but decided to follow through anyway.

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What Should I Do If Workers’ Comp Denied My Claim?

Workers comp can deny a claim for the following reasons:

  • The claims adjuster did not believe your injury occurred at work
  • Your injury is unrelated to work and stems from a preexisting condition
  • You filed a workers’ comp claim for an uncovered condition, such as the flu

A construction injury lawyer can help you file an appeal if your claim was denied and can attend your hearing to fight for your right to compensation.

What Are Common Causes of Construction Injuries?

Common causes of construction injuries include:

Falls

Falls from scaffolding, ladders, roofs, or elevated work platforms, are one of the leading causes of construction-related injuries and fatalities.

Struck-by Accidents

Workers may be struck by falling objects, equipment, or vehicles on construction sites.

Caught-in/Between Accident

An employee can get caught in or between heavy machinery, equipment, or structures on construction sites, leading to crushing injuries, traumatic amputations, or suffocation.

Electrocutions

Construction workers are at risk of electrocution when working near power lines, electrical wiring, or energized equipment.

Slip and Falls

Slippery or uneven walking surfaces, debris, clutter, or inadequate lighting can lead to slips, trips, and falls on construction sites.

Strains and Sprains

Heavy lifting, repetitive tasks, awkward postures, and manual handling of materials can lead to strains, sprains, and musculoskeletal injuries.

Structural Failures

Structural collapses, trench collapses, or scaffold failures can cause serious injuries or fatalities on construction sites.

Chemical Exposure

Construction workers may be exposed to hazardous chemicals, dust, fumes, or toxic substances on construction sites, leading to respiratory problems, skin irritation, or occupational diseases.

Vehicle Accidents

Accidents involving cranes, forklifts, dump trucks, or heavy equipment, can cause serious injuries to workers and bystanders.

Types of Construction Injuries

Common types of construction injuries include:

Musculoskeletal Injuries

These injuries are among the most common in construction and can include strains, sprains, muscle tears, and overexertion injuries.

Fractures and Broken Bones

Falls, being struck by objects, or accidents involving heavy machinery can lead to fractures or broken bones in construction workers.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Construction workers are at risk of TBIs due to falls, being struck by a falling object, or an accident involving heavy equipment.

Spinal Cord Injuries

Accidents involving falls from heights, being struck by objects, or collapses can result in spinal cord injuries.

Burn Injuries

Construction workers may be exposed to sources of heat, flames, chemicals, or electrical hazards, increasing the risk of burn injuries.

Electrical Injuries

Working with electrical wiring, power tools, or near live electrical sources puts construction workers at risk of electrical shocks or electrocution. Crush Injuries Accidents involving heavy machinery, equipment, or structural collapses can result in crush injuries, where body parts are trapped or compressed between objects.

Eye Injuries

Construction workers may be exposed to flying debris, dust, chemicals, or hazardous materials, increasing the risk of eye injuries.

Respiratory Injuries

Exposure to dust, asbestos, silica, chemicals, or airborne contaminants on construction sites can lead to respiratory problems, such as asthma, bronchitis, or occupational lung diseases.

What Should I Do If I Was Involved in a Construction Accident?

If you were involved in a construction accident, seek medical treatment as soon as possible. Even if you believe the injuries were minor, you should still be evaluated by a medical professional. Next, notify your employer. If they have workers’ compensation benefits, they will want you to file a claim. 

During this time, it’s also important to write down as many details regarding the accident as possible. If you can, take photos of the accident scene and your injuries. Next, contact a construction injury lawyer. Your attorney can advise you of your legal rights and options and will ensure that witnesses are interviewed, and evidence is preserved.

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At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we offer free consultations to discuss your case. If you’ve been injured at work, contact a construction injury attorney at Loncar Lyon Jenkins as soon as possible. We can meet with you to go over your case, discuss your legal options and rights, and determine the best course of action moving forward. At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we will work tirelessly to help you recover the compensation you deserve, for an accident that was caused by the negligence of another.

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