Construction Accident Attorney in Houston, Texas
Were you or someone you love injured or killed in a construction accident? If so, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries, lost pay, and other damages. The Fostel Law Firm offers comprehensive legal services for victims in construction accidents. I can take on your case and fight for a fair settlement on your behalf.
Before you talk to the insurance company, call me today and let me assess your damages. I can discuss your case, answer your questions, and help you submit your accident claim. Get a free consultation from a construction accident lawyer in Houston, Texas.
Common Construction Accident Cases
Construction sites are some of the most dangerous work environments in the United States. Accidents at construction sites can cause serious injuries and even death. Many of these accidents happen as a result of an employer or worker negligence, safety violations, or careless actions. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) identifies the most frequent causes of construction fatalities as :
Struck by Object
Caught-In/Between an object
Regardless of how your accident occurred, you have the right to explore your legal options and pursue compensation for damages. I can investigate your accident to determine what happened and who was at fault. I can also help you submit your injury claim while you are recovering from your accident.
Options for Seeking Compensation for Damages
You have more than one option for recovering damages after your accident:
Texas does not require most private companies to carry workers’ compensation. You can resolve your claim disputes through the Department of Workers’ Compensation. However, if you choose workers’ compensation, you may not be eligible to file a personal injury claim against your employer.
Personal Injury Claim
Since employers are not required to carry workers’ compensation, you may have no choice but to file a personal injury claim. The process for filing a personal injury claim is similar to a claim for any other type of accident.
Wrongful Death Claim
If you lost a loved one in a construction accident, your family may be entitled to recover damages such as funeral/burial expenses, lost household pay, pain and suffering of the deceased, and pre-death medical expenses.
Compensation You May Claim After a Construction Accident
In a construction accident, you may sustain numerous injuries which lead to high medical expenses or lost pay. As a result, you may be able to pursue compensation for:
Emergency room services
Long-term medical costs or hospital stay
Disability or disfigurement
Work-related rehabilitation or retraining
Lost income due to being out of work
Any delay in submitting a claim can affect the type and amount of compensation you are entitled to. Therefore, if you need help in filing your claim or if an insurance company has denied your claim, a construction accident lawyer in Houston, Texas, can help.
How Legal Counsel Can Help With Your Case
Filing a personal injury can be complex and frustrating. A personal injury attorney can help you through the process by:
Managing Your Claim
You may not be able to handle all the paperwork, meet deadlines, engage with the insurance company, or gather evidence of your claim while you are recovering from your injury. I can manage your case from start to finish.
Obtaining Evidence of Fault and Liability
I can obtain evidence to establish who is at fault for the accident and how their negligence or carelessness led to your injuries. I can speak with eyewitnesses, gather documents, revisit the accident scene, and consult medical or construction experts.
Fighting to Get You a Fair Settlement
The insurance company does not always have the final answer when determining the value of your case. Therefore, if they deny your claim or offer a low settlement, I can fight for a fair settlement on your behalf.
Guiding You Through the Legal Process
Whether you file for workers' compensation or file a lawsuit against a third party, I can provide legal counsel and guidance throughout the litigation. I can help you explore your options and make the right decisions. I am here to answer your questions, address your concerns, and protect your rights as an employee.
CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT ATTORNEY SERVING HOUSTON, TEXAS, AND SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO
When you need legal representation after a construction accident, turn to The Fostel Law Firm for help with your case. To find out more about your legal options, call me for a free case assessment. I proudly serve clients in Houston, Texas and in New Mexico.