Houston was built on the backs of construction workers. Unfortunately, when injuries and deaths happen in this dangerous and physically demanding industry, the law is often not on the victim’s side. Texas is the only state that does not require workers’ compensation insurance. This can limit your financial recovery options after a devastating construction accident. The lawyers at The Doan Law Firm can help you protect your legal rights and demand the justice that you deserve as an injured worker or family member. Contact our Houston construction accident attorney today to start with a free case evaluation in Houston.
Representing Construction Accident Victims Throughout Texas and Nationwide
The Doan Law Firm has been a trusted source of high-quality legal representation for injured workers in Texas and around the country for over 20 years. Attorney Jimmy Doan is the most powerful lawyer in Houston, with a 99 percent success rate and record-setting settlements and verdicts. These include two eight-figure outcomes for oil refinery explosions: $18,100,000 and $11,600,000.
We often achieve greater results than other law firms because we aren’t desperate to quickly settle cases and make money. We take our time and turn down a lot of offers that other law firms would accept. Our lawyers have a reputation in the legal community as straight shooters who are honest, communicative and direct. We can help you if a construction accident has changed your life forever. We are friendly, personable and passionate Houston work injury lawyers.
What Are the Most Common Types of Construction Accidents in Texas?
Construction workers can become victims of many different types of workplace accidents and incidents. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, construction is the deadliest industry in the U.S. Every year, approximately 20 percent of worker fatalities (1 in 5 deaths) in the nation take place in construction. Common construction-related incidents are:
The nature of most construction site accidents is severe or catastrophic, inflicting life-changing injuries on those involved. Examples are broken bones, brain damage, spinal cord injuries, paralysis and amputations. If you or a loved one suffered a catastrophic injury in a construction accident in Houston, The Doan Law Firm is prepared to demand maximum financial compensation from the at-fault party on your behalf.
Who Is Liable for a Construction Accident in Houston, Texas?
Liability, or legal and financial responsibility, for a construction accident will go to the party that is the most at fault, or the negligent party. Negligence in personal injury law means the failure to act with proper care. Many different parties can be guilty of negligence in connection to a construction accident in Texas, such as:
Your employer. An employer can be liable for a work accident if he or she fails to properly maintain equipment, train workers, supervise construction sites, and follow federal safety laws.
A contractor. If a contractor caused the incident, he or she could be held personally responsible for a victim’s losses.
A property owner. A property owner could be liable for a dangerous property defect, such as a slip and fall hazard or open trench.
A product manufacturer. If defective construction equipment causes an injury, the manufacturer or distributor could be held liable through a Houston product liability lawsuit.
To hold one of these parties liable for your construction accident, you or your attorney must provide proof of negligence. If this proof does not exist, you may still be eligible for a financial recovery through a workers’ compensation claim. Discuss your legal options with an attorney to decide which course of action is right for you.
Don’t Wait – Contact Our Houston Construction Accidents Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one was recently injured in a construction accident in Houston or anywhere in Texas, please call (800) 349-0000 or contact us online right away to schedule a free consultation. These cases come with strict filing deadlines. Don’t wait.