DALLAS TEXAS CONSTRUCTION & WORK ACCIDENTS ATTORNEYS/ LAWYERS
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, 1 out of 10 construction workers are injured in accidents. Construction accidents are the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S., most of which occur from falls. In 2007, there were over 3000 work related deaths in Texas.
Dont assume workers compensation is the only source of compensation. There may be other businesses and companies that can be responsible.
Many employers in Texas do not carry workers compensation. They are known as “non-subscribers” to the Texas Workers Compensation Act. If your employer does not have workers compensation, you have a right to seek compensation for your personal injuries.
Many times, a “non-subscriber” employer will have an occupational injury benefit plan that may pay for medical bills or part of your wages. This is not the only compensation you are entitled to. If you are unsure if your employer has workers compensation, please contact our law firm at (214) 800-3454. You can also call (800) 252-7031 to see if your employer has workers compensation.
On-the-job, work, and construction accidents can occur because of the following:
- Falls from scaffolding, ladders, roofs, open structures, freight docks
- Crane and forklift accidents
- OSHA violations
- Construction vehicle and truck accidents
- Dangerous and defective tools and equipment
- Power Tool accidents
- Inadequate safeguards.
- Lack of supervision
- Untrained or intoxicated workers
- Heavy Equipment accidents
- Excavation cave ins and collapsed trenches
Entities that can be responsible for on-the-job, work, and construction accidents include: employers, general contractors, subcontractors, workers, property owners, and tool and equipment manufacturers.
To get most value from your work, on-the-job or construction claim, we recommend you the do the following:
- Immediately report the work, on-the-job or construction accident to your employer and OSHA (972) 850-4145;
- Get the names, addresses, and phone number of all witnesses to the work, on-the-job or construction accident;
- Take pictures of the accident scene, equipment and your injuries
- If injured, do not delay getting medical treatment;
- Document your pain, swelling, and other injuries that cannot be seen
- Do not give a recorded statement before talking to a work accident attorney;
- Do not sign a medical records authorization or any paper before talking to an construction or work accident attorney; and
- Do not accept a settlement before talking to an work injury attorney
Hiring a Dallas, Texas work, on-the-job or construction accident attorney quickly after your could be beneficial to your case. One, hiring a work, on-the-job or construction accident attorney will relieve your stress in addressing your injuries and dealing with employers, construction companies, and insurance companies. Two, the work, on-the-job or construction accident attorney will examine your case and gather necessary evidence, such as witnesses, medical records, and photographs. Three, the work, on-the-job or construction accident attorney can protect your best interest by advising you and communicating with the insurance companies on your behalf. Four, a work, on-the-job or construction accident attorney will get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
If you are injured in a work, on-the-job, or construction accident, you may be entitled to compensation for the following: medical bills, future medical care, lost wages, future loss of earning capacity, pain, mental anguish, disfigurement, and impairment.
The work, on-the-job, and construction accident attorneys at the Kipness Law Firm, represents individuals and families that have sustained the following types of personal injuries in a work, on-the-job or construction accident.
- Traumatic Brain injury (TBI) or Concussion or Head Injury
- Spinal Cord injury (SCI)
- Paralysis and Speech Loss
- Quadriplegia and Paraplegia
- RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy) and CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome)
- Amputations and Loss of Limb
- Seizures, Numbness and Loss of Consciousness
- Burns and Electrocutions
- Back injury (herniated disc or vertebrae fracture)
- Knee injury (torn meniscus or patella fracture)
- Shoulder injury (rotator cuff)
- Eye Injury, Vision Loss or Blindness
- Ankle injury
- Broken bones
- Scarring or disfigurement
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other emotional injuries
If a loved one or relative dies because of a work, on-the-job, or construction accident compensation may be given for: funeral expenses, medical expenses, future medical care, lost wages, future loss of earning capacity, pain, mental anguish, disfigurement, impairment, loss of emotional support and companionship provided by spouse or parent; and loss of household duties provided by spouse or parent.
Our firm is based in Dallas, Texas and handles work, on-the-job and construction accident cases throughout the State of Texas. If you have personal injuries or lost a family member due to wrongful death in a work, on-the-job or construction accident, please call Dallas Work and Construction Accident Attorneys and Lawyers at The Kipness Law Firm. Call 214-800-3454.