San Antonio Construction Accident Lawyers
Experienced San Antonio Construction Accident Lawyers Providing Guidance for Injured Construction Workers Throughout Texas
Construction sites must follow state and federal regulations to ensure that workers are safe from certain preventable injuries. When a subcontractor, general contractor, or worker violates these regulations, he or she may be liable for any injuries or wrongful death suffered by a worker. At Rush & Gransee, L.C., we have significant experience in the investigation of construction accidents on behalf of injured workers and their families.
If you or someone you love has suffered as a result of construction site defects or construction injuries, we will aggressively pursue maximum compensation for injuries or wrongful death. Contact us for more information about construction accidents and your rights.
Contractors and construction site owners must carefully inspect the property and working equipment and conditions to ensure the safety of individual workers. Our attorneys have extensive experience with the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) regulations and will begin an immediate investigation of your case or claim to determine whether there was a violation in your case.
We Will Pursue Cases Involving:
- Scaffolding accidents
- Equipment defects or failures
- Dangerous tools
- Ladders, falling accidents
- Vehicular injuries, dumping injuries
Residential and commercial construction sites are dangerous places for workers and visitors. For workers, there are numerous hazards. If an accident happens, it can be hard to determine who is at fault and what the victim or their family should do next. If you or someone you love was involved in a construction site accident, you need to schedule a free consultation with our San Antonio construction accident lawyers. At Rush & Gransee, we assess your circumstances and let you know whether you have a valid legal claim. We can educate you on your next steps and help you protect your legal rights. Don’t wait to reach out to us. You only have two years to file your claim or it’s lost forever.
The Most Common Causes of Texas Construction Accidents
On construction sites with the nature of constant activity, presence of machinery, the use of tools and equipment, and groups of workers, it’s certainly easy to understand why there is a higher risk of injury than other worksites. The most common causes of Texas construction accidents are:
- Human error of other workers
- Machinery and tools that have gone without proper maintenance
- Slip and fall accidents
- Falling from ladders or other high spaces
- Crushing injuries caused by material or equipment that is suddenly dropped or dropped in a way that is unsafe
- Defective machinery or tools
- Conditions that result in electrocution
- Collapse of a structure
- Vehicle accidents
- Exposure to chemicals and toxic substances
Should You Accept a Settlement Offered for Your Injuries?
Construction accidents can cause permanent and sometimes even deadly injuries. Like other types of personal injury accidents and worker’s compensation accidents, you could be offered a settlement by the insurance company or your employer. If you were a visitor to the site, you could be offered a settlement by the insurance company or the contractor(s) on site at the time your injury occurred. Should you accept it?
It’s tempting to accept a settlement offer. After all, you have expenses that you need to pay. You just want to get your life back to as close to normal as you can. Unfortunately, victims of these horrific accidents aren’t always treated fairly. It’s likely that you may not be offered what you need to pay for your current medical expenses related to your injuries, time off work, future medical care for your injury, and any temporary or permanent disability you may have experienced. In the most devastating of circumstances, families may not be offered enough to cover all of the expenses plus burial or funeral expenses, loss of income, and loss of companionship.
Before you agree to accept a settlement, you should have our team of San Antonio construction accident lawyers review the offer to ensure that it is in your best interest. If it isn’t, we can help you fight to get the money that you deserve for your injuries and suffering.
Who Is Responsible for Your Injuries?
Construction site accidents often are complicated. Determining the party or parties who are responsible for your injuries can depend on many factors. Were you a visitor? Were you a worker? If you were a worker, were you a subcontractor? Were you an employee? Do you qualify for worker’s compensation? Is it a matter of a defective product? Was the accident caused by another worker on the site? Were you provided with the proper safety equipment?
There are a lot of avenues that must be considered. While we are talking about a personal injury that relies on the concept of negligence, determining who is negligent can be complicated. There can even be more than one defendant.
Our San Antonio construction accident lawyers can help determine if you have an active claim and who may be responsible for your injuries as well as whether the proportionate responsibility law would also apply in your specific case.
Learn About Your Options
If you’re hurt on a construction site, call the San Antonio construction accident lawyers at Rush & Gransee as soon as you can. If someone your love one died as a result of a construction accident, call us. We want to try to help you put your life back together.
We handle personal injury claims against negligent contractors and property owners failing to provide a safe environment as well as claims against negligent manufacturers for injuries caused by defective or dangerous tools and equipment. Our attorneys are sympathetic to the very serious consequences that can be caused by construction site accidents, including permanent injuries, paralysis, even wrongful death. If you or someone you love has suffered as a result of dangerous conditions on a construction site or defective equipment, please contact us as soon as possible to preserve necessary evidence for your claim.
Contact Rush & Gransee, L.C., today for an initial consultation or case evaluation with an experienced San Antonio, Texas, lawyer. We are dedicated to protecting the rights of persons injured from construction site failures. Call now if you have suffered a scaffolding fall, ladder fall, or serious injury on a construction site.