San Antonio Construction Accident Lawyers
Representing Work Injury Victims Throughout Texas
The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC is passionate about helping clients seek compensation for
work-related injury claims. We know our clients are going through a stressful time, and we want to
help ease the financial burdens of medical bills and lost wages. Our San
Antonio construction accident attorneys have more than 15 years of experience
and can guide you through the process.
Contact our firm today for a free consultation.
If You Have Been Injured in a Construction Accident, We Can Help
Construction injuries are often serious because they deal with heavy equipment.
Broken bones, concussions, internal injuries,
spinal cord injuries, and paralysis may occur, along with many other types of
Because of lost wages and long-term medical treatment, your financial situation
will likely be negatively affected by a construction-related injury. That
is why is it important to seek compensation immediately and to have experienced
representation by your side.
When seeking workers’ compensation, you may be entitled to:
- Vocational rehabilitation
- Medical treatment and care
- Temporary disability
- Permanent disability
Injured workers may also be compensated for a portion of lost wages. If
you are injured in a construction accident, you should report the injury,
in writing, to your employer as soon as possible. You should also complete
a claim form and file it right away. It is important to keep copies of
your medical records and other documentation of your incident to provide
evidence if the insurance company disputes the claim.
Construction Accident Injury FAQs
1. What are some common construction accident injuries?
Construction accidents have wide-ranging injuries, including contusions,
broken bones, lacerations, serious disfigurement, traumatic brain injury
(TBI), paralysis, and even death. These accidents can require amputation
or extensive reconstructive surgery, and leave victims with permanent
conditions that impact their ability to keep a job or take care of themselves.
2. What should you do after a construction accident?
Your top priority after a construction accident is to immediately seek
adequate medical treatment. Other steps you should take include: (1) reporting
the injury to your employer or construction site supervisor, (2) documenting
the accident with photos, videos and witness statements and (3) consulting
with either a workers’ compensation attorney or a personal injury
attorney to get help in determining liability and legal options.
3. What are your legal options if injured in an oilfield accident?
When you suffer an injury working in an oilfield, you have a few potential
options when it comes to seeking financial compensation. While the most
common route is workers’ compensation, these benefits can fall short
of meeting the costs of your medical bills and lost wages. If your employer
does not have a workers’ comp program, or a third party was liable
for your injuries, you may be able to pursue a personal injury claim.
4. How do you find a doctor who can treat you for your construction injury?
Choosing a workers’ comp doctor in Texas depends on whether your
employer is part of a certified workers’ compensation healthcare
network. If your employer is in such a network, you are required to choose
a doctor on the list of network providers. Your employer or their insurance
company can provide a list of approved doctors. If your employer does
not participate in a network, you can choose any doctor who treats worker's
5. Who could be liable for your oilfield injuries?
Aside from workers’ comp, if you are injured, you have the right
to sue any other liable parties. Parties you may be able to sue for your
oilfield injuries include contractors, subcontractors, the oil company,
the landowner, rig owners and manufacturers, trucking companies, shipping
companies, and vehicle manufacturers.
6. What is an expert witness and can that help you?
An expert witness can contribute to a personal injury claim by providing
special insight into the standards, requirements and expectations of construction
professionals. A safety expert can attest to the poor conditions of the
site and the defendant’s negligence.
7. Can you sue your employer for negligence?
Typically, an injured employee cannot file a lawsuit against their employer,
even if negligence was involved. In most cases, you are legally limited
to receive only worker's comp benefits. However, if your employer's
conduct was especially egregious, an attorney can prove their reckless,
wanton disregard for your safety and pursue a personal injury lawsuit.
Experienced Legal Counsel Representing Your Rights And Interests
If an insurance company disputes your claim, we can represent you in court.
Our team of San Antonio construction accident lawyers can investigate
your incident, request police reports and witness statements, and build
your case. We work hard to hold property owners, independent contractors,
equipment manufacturers, or your employers responsible. With diligent
services, we can help you seek the compensation you need and deserve.
If you have been injured in a construction accident,
call our firm today at (210) 960-9875.