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.