Fair Compensation for Texas Construction Machinery Accidents
- May 9, 2013
- Construction Site Accidents
As Dallas injury attorneys who regularly handle serious construction site accidents resulting in catastrophic and fatal injuries, Greg Marks and Michael Guajardo know that construction sites can be very dangerous places, filled as they are with numerous potential hazards which could cause injuries such as cuts and lacerations, broken bones, blunt force trauma, crush injuries, head injuries, and even death.
Some of the worst construction site accidents are those involving heavy machinery. Despite the fact that various pieces of heavy equipment and machinery such as trucks, excavators, tractors, backhoes, cranes, and lifts are necessary in order to get the job done quickly and efficiently – if something goes wrong, they are likely to cause extremely serious injuries to construction site workers.
Make Sure That You Get The Money You Deserve
In most cases, if you or someone you love is injured in a Dallas construction site accident, you will be able to recover some compensation from your employer. This compensation is limited to paying your accident-related medical bills and 80 percent of your lost income while you are unable to work. If your employer carries valid workers comp, the law prohibits you from seeking any additional damages from your employer.
Although the Dallas personal injury lawyers at Guajardo & Marks do not handle workers compensation claims, it is always worth consulting with them in order to verify whether your employer does or does not have a workers comp policy in place. If they don’t, then you are entitled to make a claim against them – often for substantially more money than you’d recover in a typical workers comp claim.
Who Was At Fault For Your Injuries?
Regardless of whether or not you are protected by your employer’s workers comp insurance, you may also be able to make a claim for additional compensation from another at-fault party. This is very common in Dallas construction site accidents where there are multiple companies and independent contractors working side-by-side. If another person or business’ negligence was to blame for your injuries, then Texas law allows you to make a separate claim against them – above and beyond any money already recovered from your employer’s workers comp claim.
Examples of third parties which are commonly at fault in Dallas construction site accidents include cement truck or flatbed truck drivers and their employers, independent crane operators, or even the manufacturer of the heavy machinery which caused your accident in the first place (for example: John Deere, Crane, Caterpillar, etc.)
Talk To A Dallas Construction Accident Lawyer Today
If you or someone you love has been seriously hurt in a Dallas construction site accident, it is important that you consult with an experienced Dallas personal injury attorney as soon as possible so that you can be fully aware and informed of your legal rights, so that you understand the full extent of compensation available to you, so that you can make the best decision for you and your family – and recover the maximum compensation available.