Houston Struck by a Falling Object Lawyer
Accidents can occur at any time on a construction site. Add in the potential negligence of others, and there is an even higher chance that a worker may be seriously injured or killed. These injuries can lead to long-lasting obstacles for the victim’s personal and professional life, including the ability to continue working.
The construction site environment is filled with risks that are typically unique to that industry. An experienced construction accident attorney understands both those risks and the best way to help you to recover when you’ve been injured.
If you’ve been harmed in a construction accident by a falling object, call the attorneys at [firm name] in the Houston area to help you seek the maximum compensation for your injuries and losses. Our Katy construction accident attorneys provide effective representation and quality service while allowing you to focus on getting back on your feet. With a free case evaluation, the Adams Law Firm can provide you with the best information on how to proceed with your case. Chat live, fill out our email response form, or call us at (800) 559-0593 today to schedule a free case evaluation.
Why do I Need a Construction Accident Lawyer?
When you’ve been injured by being struck by a falling object at a construction site, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation if you are an employee of the company in charge of the work site. This coverage is usually available through your employer and requires you to file a claim, assuming your employer carries this coverage.
If your claim is approved, your employer’s insurance carrier must provide you with specific state-approved compensation, including medical bills, lost wages, and benefits for any temporary or permanent disabling condition.
More often than not, an insurance company will try to pay you less than what you are entitled to for your injuries or deny your claim altogether. They may even use your statements against you as a basis for rejecting your claim or limiting what is required to cover for your losses. This makes it essential to avoid speaking with anyone regarding your accident before hiring an attorney. Let a construction site accident attorney at the Adams Law Firm protect your rights to fair compensation. Our attorneys will negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf and represent you at state workers’ comp hearings, if necessary so that you obtain the recovery you deserve to get your life back on track.
Workers’ compensation is considered an exclusive or sole remedy for injured employees, thus ruling out a separate personal injury claim. But there is more to it than that. You may be entitled to receive additional money damages, however, if someone else besides your employer is at fault in the falling object accident. A skilled construction site accident attorney understands that you may need to pursue a personal injury claim against a third party to get maximum compensation for your injuries. Whether filing a claim against an equipment manufacturer or contractor, for example, an attorney can help you to determine who may be responsible for your work-related injury so that you may hold them liable. The Adams Law Firm will thoroughly investigate the struck-by-an-object accident to identify who is at fault. A civil lawsuit is also in play if your employer does not carry workers’ compensation.
Why Choose the Adams Law Firm To Handle My Case?
At the Adams Law Firm, we have provided our Katy, Texas, personal injury clients and those across the state with more than 35years of service. We have the experience and the skills to handle a wide range personal injury cases, including for individuals struck by a falling object at a construction site, whether those individuals are employees or visitors to the location. We are dedicated to providing compassionate and quality legal representation to meet the needs of our clients, especially when their future hangs in the balance.
Among other honors, Attorney Will Adams uniquely received board certification in both personal injury and civil trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and the National Board of Trial Advocacy, respectively. With deep roots in the Katy community, Will Adams and his brother and law partner Tad Adams fully grasp the importance of providing dedicated legal representation when your life has been turned upside down by an accident. The Adams Law Firm is also well aware that effective representation can be decisive in the outcome of your case. This is why there are no up-front fees or costs to you if you hire the Adams Law Firm. You owe us nothing unless we recover money for you.
What Should I Do When I’ve Been Struck By A Falling Object?
When a falling object has struck you at a construction site, it is vital to obtain a medical evaluation as soon as possible. If the injury is serious, a trip to the emergency room is absolutely necessary. Even if you believe that your injuries are minor or that you have not been injured at all, however, an emergency room or immediate care clinic visit is an essential first step in the process.
Seeing a doctor and receiving ongoing care ensure that you have created a formal medical record. Without seeking treatment right after the accident, an insurance company or third party may argue that your injury was insufficiently severe enough to warrant the compensation you seek.
You can check this Texas Department of Insurance online database to determine if your employer has workers’ compensation coverage in place. Keep mind that you must notify your employer within 30 days of the accident, and you have a maximum of one year to file your claim with the state. Outside of workers’ comp, a two-year deadline, i.e., the statute of limitations, applies to filing a Texas personal injury lawsuit in civil court.
Try to take photographs of the scene of the accident and any visible injuries you suffered when you were struck. Make a note of the names and contact information of any witnesses to the accident. Keep all clothes and shoes worn at the time, and maintain records of all medical bills and reports related to your treatment. All of this information and material may be vital to your case.
As noted above, other than the bare essentials, avoid speaking with anyone regarding your accident, especially insurance companies. Anything you say can be used against you in later stages of your claim. Even an innocent statement can be twisted and used to your disadvantage. Your injury lawyer should be the first person with whom you discuss the details of an accident involving a falling object.
Call the Katy, TX Construction Site Accident Attorneys At The Adams Law Firm Today
With the experience and knowledge necessary to aggressively pursue your construction site accident claim, turn to the attorneys at the Adams Law Firm for help. A vote conducted by H-Texas Magazine recognized our team as the top lawyers in personal injury law in the Houston area. Our dedication to advocating for your rights ensures that you receive compassionate and tireless representation.
With a free case evaluation and a guarantee that you don’t pay anything unless we recover money for you, there is no reason you should wait to contact the Adams Law Firm.
If you’ve been struck by an object at a construction site, call the Adams Law Firm today at (800) 559-0593, fill out our contact form, or live chat with us to set up a consultation.
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Attorney Will Adams has fulfilled and maintained the rigorous requirements to become a certified expert in both personal injury and Civil Trial Law.
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