Construction Accident Attorney Houston

In case you or someone you care about has been injured in a construction accident, you should immediately consult a qualified and experienced personal injury lawyer. In such circumstances, you have the right to receive a fair compensation from the other party. It is not necessary that you’re only limited to workers’ compensation insurance. Rogelio Garcia has been handling construction accident cases for many years. During this period, he has gained a lot of experience and knowledge to get you a fair compensation. He can put his experience to work and make sure your chances of winning the case increase.

construction-accident-attorney-houston-rogelio-garciaCommon Types of Construction Accidents

Most of the time, construction sites are busy with contractors, builders, subcontractors, engineers, architects and developers. Although such dedication and commitment from a lot of people can be fruitful for the project, it can also cause some serious problems and create a dangerous atmosphere for the people involved. In addition to this, heavy machinery and power tools can also turn a basic injury into a long term disability. Some common construction accident cases which this law firm handles include :

  • Negligence of coworkers
  • Falls
  • Negligence of subcontractors or employers
  • Malfunctioning equipment
  • Burns
  • Forklift accidents
  • Electrocution
  • Scaffolding injuries
  • Chemical burns
  • Power tool injuries
  • Poorly maintained equipment
  • Repetitive stress disorders
  • Suffocation
  • Ladder falls
  • Injuries from falling objects
  • Nail gun injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Explosions
  • Roof falls
  • Broken bones
  • Exposure to dangerous substances or chemicals
  • Saw injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Brain injuries

It is the responsibility of every construction company to ensure the health, safety and overall well being of its employees. In order to do so, every company needs to abide by state and federal safety regulations. It also needs to meet Occupational Safety and Health Act regulations. If a company does not comply with these regulations, it may be liable to provide you with a good compensation for your injuries. Therefore, it is extremely important to hire an experienced personal injury lawyer immediately.

A Comparison Between Workers’ Compensation and Other Insurances

There are many companies in Texas which don’t carry workers’ compensation insurance. Sometimes, employers carry some other insurance which may seem similar to workers’ compensation insurance. The proceedings in a construction accident case will greatly depend on whether an employer has workers’ compensation insurance or not. Rogelio Garcia’s firm will first analyze whether your employer had workers’ compensation insurance or not.

When an employer does not have an actual workers’ compensation insurance, but carries an alternate which might be similar to workers’ compensation insurance, the lawyer will be able to build a strong case against the employer. In such a case, it will be more likely for you to receive a good compensation for your injuries.

When there is a direct claim against your employer, you need to take an action as soon as impossible. It will have a major impact on your case. In fact, it will decide the future course of your case or claim. Therefore, if you’ve been injured in a construction accident, you should immediately consult a highly qualified and experienced personal injury lawyer like Rogelio Garcia. He will be able to determine if your employer violated any regulation. Thus, he will recommend the best course of action for your case.