Few people work harder than construction workers, and our society owes them a great debt. That is why when they are wrongly injured on the job, our firm is proud to represent them and fight for the compensation they need to heal. Please continue reading and reach out to our knowledgeable Houston personal injury attorneys to learn more about workplace accidents in Texas and how we can help you after being injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common causes of construction site accidents?
Construction site accidents can happen for a wide variety of reasons, though, perhaps unsurprisingly, they are most commonly caused by some sort of negligence. Though OSHA has rules in place to help ensure the safety of others, these rules are not always followed by supervisors, management, or other parties, and when this happens, serious accidents often occur as a result. Electrocutions, burn injuries, slip and falls, explosions, and defective product injuries are some of the most common types of injuries sustained in construction site accidents.
What is a third-party claim?
If you are injured on the job and workers’ compensation does not cover the full extent of the damages you have incurred, you may wish to file what is known as a third-party claim. Essentially, a third-party claim enables you to sue a party responsible for your injuries that is not your employer. So, for example, if you were injured on the job because of a defective nail gun or power tool, you may sue the product manufacturer or designer for negligence. If you win the lawsuit, you will also win the compensation you need without having to fear about losing your job.
How long do I have to file a third-party claim in Texas?
If you are someone who has sustained a workplace injury in Texas, you must take legal action against the party responsible in accordance with the state’s statute of limitations. In Texas, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is, generally, two years, which gives the wrongly injured, generally, two years from the date of their accident to sue the party responsible. If you wait any longer than two years, there is a very good chance that you will be barred from suing. Do not let this happen. We are ready to begin the claims process on your behalf today.
Contact our experienced Houston firm
We understand how challenging various legal matters can be, which is why we have dedicated ourselves to helping clients in Texas through a wide array of legal matters, including personal injury law and criminal defense. If you have sustained a serious injury or are facing criminal charges, contact the Gonzalez Law Group today to learn more about how we can help you through every step of the legal process ahead.