Construction can be a rewarding industry to work in, for both the income and the quality of the work. However, when an unexpected construction accident leaves you with a serious injury, the ugly side of construction work emerges. Confusing forms, requirements, and other roadblocks can keep you from the workers’ compensation benefits or jury award for medical expenses that you deserve.
When this happens, you need a Dallas construction accident lawyer to fight for what you are owed. Just because you have been injured in a construction accident, this does not mean you will immediately receive compensation for that injury. You need a skilled construction accident attorney from Crain Brogdon, LLP, to secure the payment you deserve.
What you need to know about construction accidents and how Crain Brogdon, LLP can help.
The answer is simple: We work to help you obtain the maximum compensation available for your injuries from accidents.
Both federal laws and Texas laws regarding construction accidents are incredibly complex. If you do not know what you are doing, it is easy to make a mistake that could limit your compensation or delay the process of getting compensation. The situation is made worse when you are recovering from significant injuries over a long time.
Your Crain Brogdon Dallas construction injury lawyer is familiar with all federal and state laws that apply to your incident. They have the legal knowledge to provide experienced advice that speeds up the process and prevents you from making mistakes. We can introduce you to legal options you may have overlooked.
Construction work is extremely varied. One day you may be hammering down a roof, and the next day you may be working as a mason. The types of injuries at a construction site are as varied as the types of work you might be asked to do.
At Crain Brogdon, LLP, we have seen many construction-related injuries, including:
Many of these are avoidable if your workplace and coworkers take proper safety precautions. When those protocols are not followed, and you suffer for it, you have a legitimate claim for damages. A construction accident attorney at Crain Brogdon, LLP will work with you to get recovery for all of the damages you are owed.
Once you hire a construction accident lawyer from Craig Brogdon, LLP, you will have access to a number of important services. Your attorney will:
While you can do most of these without the aid of a lawyer, an experienced attorney has the tools to make the process faster, less stressful, and more likely to get positive results.
We offer free consultations so that you will be well-informed before making any decisions about your potential construction site injury lawsuit.
The statute of limitations in Texas only allows you two years to file your claim. Without the skill and guidance of a qualified personal injury attorney, you could lose valuable time to gather evidence and develop your case. If you wait too late, the state will not accept your lawsuit, leaving you with no other option to recover your damages.
You may hesitate to file a lawsuit when you are not sure how much money you will get in compensation. Every case is different, and your construction injury lawyer will help you understand what your potential recovery could be during our free initial consultation.
You have two main options for seeking financial recovery for your injuries:
Victims of construction accidents are usually eligible for workers’ compensation benefits if their injuries prevent them from working. These replace a portion of the salary you miss while you recover but may not be enough to support your needs. Worker’s comp also pays for your medical bills related to your injury.
Insurance companies will try to deny or underpay claims, but we fight to ensure your claim covers all medical costs, including non-medical economic damages. If you have additional expenses or are facing a lifetime of pain, we negotiate payment for these with the insurance companies.
If they refuse, we will take them to court to cover all current or future bills. Decades of lost income can result in hundreds of thousands of dollars for most construction workers.
The other option is to file a lawsuit to recover your full damages if you do not have workers’ compensation or to sue a third party who caused your injury. You can pursue various kinds of damages, including punitive damages if your employer creates unsafe conditions.
We want to help you recover financially, emotionally, and physically. Your construction accident lawyer has access to many non-legal resources you may need after an injury. Our lawyers will direct you to:
In addition, we can employ accident reconstruction and industry experts to testify about your incident. We gather critical evidence to prove negligence by the responsible party and identify any entity or person who is to blame. We hold them accountable and demonstrate why you deserve restitution for your losses.
We offer over 125 years of combined experience practicing law in multiple other states and internationally. Crain Brogdon, LLP is synonymous with Dallas construction accident lawyers. If you have been injured in a construction accident, contact us online or call us today at (214) 522-9404 for your free consultation.
Can you get workers’ compensation if you can still work?
In some cases, you may qualify for workers’ compensation even when you can still work. You may have an injury that limits your hours in a workweek, leaving you eligible to receive workers’ compensation for the lost hours. We can evaluate your injuries and capabilities, so you get the workers’ compensation benefits that you deserve.
How do we calculate the value of your claim?
First, we determine who is at fault. Next, we total your lost wages, expenses, and non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering. These costs rarely have a specific price, so we calculate them based on the awards in past cases similar to yours.
Will you have to go to court?
This depends on how cooperative the insurance companies are. If they agree to a fair offer, we can usually avoid going to court. If they do not, we will recommend a trial.
You are not required to go to trial if you do not want to. Even if we advise rejecting the offer and going to court, you can choose to accept it. We will keep you as informed as possible when making any decision.
What is a settlement offer?
The financially responsible party (usually the insurance company) offers to pay you a specified amount of money for your accident. This settlement offer is typically a lump sum covering medical expenses, loss of income, and non-economic damages. It may include conditional payments depending on your future care needs.
Settlement offers frequently include a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) and require you to surrender your right to file a lawsuit against the liable party. This is why you must consider all offers carefully with the guidance of a skilled construction accident attorney.
Can you be fired for making a workers’ compensation claim?
If you are entitled to a workers’ compensation claim and are fired due to filing one, that is retaliation. Retaliation is a federal crime and a civil rights violation. We can pursue punitive awards as part of your construction site injury lawsuit if this happens.
How are legal services charged?
The answer depends on the details of your case, but you pay nothing for your initial consultation. We discuss your options and allow you to decide how to proceed. The likelihood of success for your case helps us set our fees, usually as a percentage of your financial recovery. If we take your case and we do not win, you do not pay.
Construction accidents often have lifelong consequences. Even minor injuries can limit your ability to work, and major injuries may take decades for you to recover fully. Our knowledgeable construction accident attorneys have the tools you need to help you come back from any construction accident.
If you want Dallas construction accident lawyers who will treat you like a friend and work for you like family, contact Crain Brogdon, LLP at (214) 522-9404 for a free consultation today.
Quentin Brogdon has over thirty years of experience and expertise in the field of personal injury trial law. He is board certified in both personal injury trial law and civil trial advocacy. Quentin has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating. This rating reflects an attorney’s ethics and abilities according to reviews from fellow attorneys. [ Attorney Bio ]