Construction Site Work Injuries

Construction site injuries, often wrongly accepted as part of the job, highlight a critical issue in workplace safety. The responsibility to prevent these injuries rests squarely on employers, who must ensure safe conditions and proper equipment. Beyond the physical risks, these injuries carry a significant human toll, impacting not just the workers but their families as well. The repercussions of a construction site injury can ripple through a family, affecting their emotional and financial wellbeing. This reality underscores the importance of addressing safety standards and the profound impact of workplace injuries.

Third Party Claims: Justice Beyond Workers’ Compensation

When construction workers suffer injuries, workers’ compensation can provide initial financial support, but if it is even available, it will not fully address the complete impact of their injuries. This system typically covers medical expenses and a portion of lost wages, but will not compensate for long-term rehabilitation, pain and suffering, or total financial losses.

A third-party claim is an additional legal route for injured workers who were harmed by defective equipment or the negligence of someone besides their employer or co-worker. Third party negligence can frequently cause or contribute to a worker’s injuries, and can include equipment manufacturers, subcontractors, or property owners. Pursuing a third-party claim can lead to compensation that more accurately reflects the total damages suffered, including long-term medical care, full income loss, and other related hardships. This approach requires legal expertise to identify liable parties and navigate the complexities of construction site injury laws.

Proven Trial Strategies for Diverse Construction Injury Claims

In handling construction injury cases, trial attorney Mikal C. Watts has encountered a wide array of serious injuries and death as the result of construction site negligence. These include falls from scaffolding and electrocutions but also incidents involving malfunctioning equipment or machinery, trench collapses, and structural failures. Each case type demands a deep understanding of the specific circumstances and safety regulations involved. Such a breadth of experience equips the firm with the necessary insights to approach each case with a tailored strategy, ensuring a thorough investigation and an effective presentation of the facts.

The firm’s method for assembling evidence in these cases is comprehensive. It involves gathering on-site accident reports, witness statements, and expert testimony. This evidence is crucial for reconstructing the incident and establishing liability. Experts in fields such as construction safety, medical care, and occupational hazards are often called upon to provide insights that strengthen the case and support the client’s claim for compensation.

Resolute Advocacy for Workers Suffering Construction Site Injuries

At Watts Law Firm LLP, our approach to construction injury cases combines significant resources with a readiness for trial, a strategy that often leads defendants to consider settlement. Recognizing our determination and thorough preparation, defendants understand the seriousness of our intent to secure the best outcomes for our clients. If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident, we invite you to reach out to us. Our team is prepared to provide the robust legal support necessary for your case.

Mikal Watts

Written on behalf of Mikal Watts, and reviewed by Watts Law Firm LLP

Mikal C. Watts is Board-Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is a Martindale-Hubbel AV Rated Lawyer.