Amarillo Construction Accident Attorneys
Fighting for the Compensation You Need to Heal
Texas construction accident claims are complex. If you have been injured in Amarillo or the surrounding areas in a construction accident, you need the help of an experienced construction accident and injury attorney to recover the full compensation you need. Construction injuries can rob you of your livelihood. Your medical needs and lost income could be ongoing for the rest of your life, and it is very important that you seek adequate compensation now because you will not be able to go back and try for more later. Our construction accident attorneys in Amarillo are here for you.
Contact Wood Law Firm, LLP today to schedule your free initial consultation and learn more.
Types Of Construction Accidents
Common construction accidents include:
- Slip and fall
- Fall from a height
- Struck by a falling object
- Scaffolding accidents
- Ladder accidents
- Accidents involving power and air tools
- Injuries caused by tools and machinery
- Heavy equipment accidents
- Electrical accidents
- Explosions and fires
- Accidents caused by defective materials
- Structure collapse
Construction Accident Injuries
Construction accident injuries can be life-altering, or even fatal. It is not uncommon to suffer multiple injuries in one accident, further complicating recovery. Those who survive construction accidents may face permanent disability and a shortened life expectancy due to complications and secondary conditions.
Construction accident injuries often include:
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Hearing loss
- Brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Severe burns
- Chemical burns
- Broken bones and fractures
- Back injuries
- Neck injuries
- Crush injuries
- Electrocution/electric shock
- Hearing damage
- Vision loss
- Respiratory injury
- Toxic exposure leading to long-term illness, such as mesothelioma and asbestosis
Compensation for Construction Accident Injuries
As an injured construction worker, in Texas, workers’ compensation benefits may or may not be available to you. If they are you should file a claim immediately so you can start getting help quickly. A workers’ compensation claim is an insurance claim, not a lawsuit, and you do not need to prove fault. Workers’ compensation will only cover a small portion of your needs, but in some cases, it does not interfere with your ability to seek full compensation for your injuries.
If you are not covered by workers’ compensation, it may be appropriate to sue your employer or a negligent third party. In construction accidents, it is very common for a third party to be responsible. In that case, a third-party lawsuit is an option for you whether or not you are covered by workers’ compensation. Through a personal injury lawsuit, you have the opportunity to recover full compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and more.
Liability for Construction Accidents
The first step in a construction accident claim is for our attorneys to determine the cause of your accident to determine who can be held liable for your injuries. It may be appropriate to seek compensation from more than one party.
Those who may be held liable in construction accidents include:
- Construction site owner
- General contractor
- Equipment operator
- Materials manufacturer or supplier
- Tool or equipment manufacturer
- Tool or equipment seller
- Rental company
- A third party contracted to maintain and repair tools or equipment
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a construction accident, our experienced Amarillo construction accident attorneys can help. Please call the Wood Law Firm, LLP at (806) 304-0447 to begin.