Did you or a loved one get hurt on the job and have questions? Check out these 3 construction accident tips, then call our San Antonio attorneys today.
Construction Accidents and Workers’ Compensation
In Texas, if you’re injured on the job and your employer carries Workers’ Compensation insurance, that’s your only avenue of relief. Texas protects employers in that instance.
You can’t sue them for their negligence; you can only recover Workers’ Compensation benefits, which includes getting your medical expenses taken care of, getting a portion of your wages taken care of, and when a determination is made about the extent of your injury there are various forms of relief, either getting payments for a period of time or lump sum payments. If you’ve been injured on the job and there’s Workers’ Compensation available, you need to act quickly.
Workers’ Compensation Injuries
If you’ve suffered an on-the-job injury in Texas at a construction site, it doesn’t matter what the injury is; it’s covered. Every injury is treated differently, and the extent of each injury is treated differently.
It doesn’t matter what happened to you; you have an avenue for relief.
Recovering More than Workers’ Compensation
In a construction work-site injury case, if your employer has Workers’ Compensation, you’re absolutely entitled to go after it. If your employer doesn’t have Workers’ Compensation, you can sue your employer for their negligence. But that’s not the only way to go. Construction sites are complicated areas. They’ve got third-parties all over the place. Someone might have built a scaffold wrong.
Someone might have provided a piece of equipment that wasn’t maintained and failed, and caused you harm. There are many avenues of relief. There are many ways to go after all of the rightful compensation when you’ve been injured in a construction site here in Texas.
Were you or a loved one involved in a work injury and have questions about our 3 construction accident tips? Contact a San Antonio Construction Accident Lawyer at Rush & Gransee today for a free confidential consultation. Let our experience work for you.
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