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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 20 years of experience and can guide you through the process.

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, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and paralysis may occur, along with many other types of serious injuries.

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 comp injuries.

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 workers' 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.

The Aguirre Law Firm examines worker’s compensation cases for possible third party, nonsubscriber and wrongful termination claims. If your case is solely a worker’s compensation case, The Aguirre Law Firm will refer you to a lawyer who exclusively practices worker’s compensation law.