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San Antonio Construction Accident Attorney

OSHA creates safety guidelines to help prevent construction accidents that injure employees, contractors, and visitors. Yet, construction accidents still happen in San Antonio and the surrounding areas. These accidents can cause serious, disabling, and sometimes life-threatening injuries. What should you do if you’re hurt in a construction site accident? If you’re in San Antonio or the surrounding areas, schedule a free consultation with our San Antonio injury attorneys. For more than 20 years, we’ve helped protect the legal rights of construction site accident victims. And we’re here to help you.

Common Causes of Construction Accidents in San Antonio

Construction sites are busy places. With the number of people on-site combined with equipment, the most common causes of construction accidents are:

  • Using heavy equipment
  • Climbing ladders
  • Using power tools
  • Using or being near a crane
  • Climbing, standing, and working on scaffolding
  • Unexpected falling objects
  • Collapses
  • Being exposed to chemicals
  • Getting electrocuted
  • Commercial vehicle accidents

These things can cause serious injuries that disable or kill people. Construction accident victims and their families may be entitled to financial compensation because of the injuries.

What Are the Most Common Injuries Caused by Construction Accidents?

The most common injuries caused by construction accidents include:

  • Broken bones
  • Amputations
  • Crushing injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Delayed illnesses because of exposure to chemicals and toxins
  • Lacerations
  • Injuries to joints
  • Burns
  • PTSD

Even if the injuries suffered aren’t serious, disabling, or life-threatening, they all result in unexpected medical expenses. If you were hurt on a construction site, schedule a free consultation with The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC.

Who Is Responsible for Construction Site Accidents?

When a construction site accident occurs and you decide to file a claim, who is responsible? While negligence must still be proven for any potentially liable party, construction site accident claims can be confusing because there can be more than one party who can be named.

If you’re an employee, not a contractor, you may be eligible to file a workers’ compensation claim. However, you still may also have a claim for liability even if you are a contractor, visitor, or employee. While it depends on the facts of what happened, some of the potentially liable parties include:

  • Building owners
  • General contractors
  • Subcontractors
  • Product manufacturers

Should You Hire a San Antonio Construction Accident Attorney?

Construction site accident claims can be very difficult to handle, especially on your own. You have legal rights that you need to protect. Dealing with multiple parties who may be liable for your injuries, their insurance companies, and even workers’ compensation can be overwhelming. After all, you’re supposed to be focused on getting better and getting your life as close to normal as you can.

Insurance companies have professional legal representation who, along with their claims adjuster, work to minimize or flat out reject your claim. They’re not there to help you. They want to pay out as little as possible.

Contact Us Today For a Free Consultation

Hiring a San Antonio construction accident attorney to represent you helps you even out the playing field. Your attorney is solely there to look after what is in your best interest and to deal with the liable parties and any insurance company involved.

If you or someone you love has been hurt because of a construction site accident in San Antonio, schedule your free consultation with The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC.

Please note that depending on the facts of your case, the worker’s compensation portion of your case may be referred to another law firm.

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