When Injuries Happen On The Job Or At Construction Sites
If you were injured at work, you may believe that you are eligible for workers’ compensation. This is likely true if you need medical care or time off work to recover after an on-the-job injury. Your employer’s workers’ compensation defense lawyers may try to dissuade you from filing a workers’ compensation claim, but you have every right to assert your right to benefits.
What may surprise you, however, is how difficult it is to move forward financially after a workplace accident. Benefits often do not cover all the expenses of an injured worker. Also, a workers’ compensation claim is not a lawsuit; it is, rather, a government-mandated insurance claim that requires no finding of fault with the employer. Workers’ compensation claims do not address pain and suffering.
For more information about your workers’ compensation eligibility and procedures, ask me, attorney Ramon E. Gonzalez, and I will point you in the right direction. If your employer’s workers’ compensation carrier tries to stop paying you prematurely, I can take legal action to fight back on your behalf.
What If Someone Other Than Your Employer Was Negligent?
If you were an employee or a visitor at a construction site and you were injured there, legal counsel can be just as important for your recovery as medical care. Besides explaining your rights to workers’ compensation benefits, I as your lawyer can evaluate the facts of your accident to determine whether you are eligible to file a personal injury or wrongful death claim. If the answer is yes, I can help you bring a third-party liability claim against someone other than your employer. This claim will be separate from and in addition to your workers’ compensation claim.
Common liable third parties in construction site accidents include:
- Power tool manufacturers
- Heavy equipment maintenance service providers
- Subcontractors whose carelessness resulted in unsafe conditions
- Delivery drivers or inspectors whose negligence resulted in crashes at construction sites
- Property owners who did not monitor and correct unsafe conditions at the job site
I am a skilled and persistent personal injury attorney with a strong track record in the courtroom. I regularly take cases to trial and very often win verdicts for my clients. Both in and out of court, I very often recover compensation for my clients who have been injured at construction sites and other workplaces.
Contact A Dallas Construction Accident Lawyer
Explore your opportunities for filing workers’ compensation claims and bringing third-party liability claims when work site injuries have occurred at a construction site or another workplace.
I am here to drive your case forward. Reach me at my law firm, Law Office Of Ramon E. Gonzalez, P.C., to request a no-obligation case evaluation. Call 972-992-1215 or send an email inquiry to get the conversation started.