If You’ve Been Injured at a Construction Site, You Need a Construction Accident Lawyer To Protect You
As one of the leading workplace accidents in the US, construction accidents have some of the most severe impacts, ranging from permanent loss of an arm or leg to brain injuries, and worse — the inability to lead a healthy life. The reality of working at a construction site is that despite you as a worker taking all the necessary steps to to secure your safety, you are in an environment where something can easily go wrong, one minute to the next. Just because you are in a workplace setting where accidents happen more frequently than others, does not mean you should lose out on benefits and financial assistance.
Unfortunately, even the most responsible construction workers are often wrongfully denied the assistance and care they deserve. The role of your construction accident lawyer is to protect you and see that you are fairly compensated, no matter the severity of your injury. From the minute you contact our law firm, we will provide you with the guidance you need to move forward. Javier Martinez, Jr., P.C. understands the sensitivity and urgency of these types of situations, which is why from the beginning we set out to establish a favorable course of action.
Types of Construction Accidents in Texas and New Mexico
Over the past nineteen years, we’ve seen a range of construction accidents in El Paso, TX and cities across New Mexico, ranging from minor to severe. While the accidents vary, there is one commonality and that is your right to a fair compensation.
Types of construction accidents we’ve helped settle include:
- Third Party Negligence
Causes and Impacts
Although construction sites have come a long way since previous decades, they still remain the largest contributor to workplace accidents in America today, approximately 20 percent since 2016.
A few causes include:
- Chemical spills
- Crane accidents
- Machine malfunction
The impacts range from temporary to permanent and include:
- Loss of fingers
- Permanent loss of arm or leg
- Damage to eyesight/loss of vision
- Severe physical discomfort
- Brain injury
- Emotional distress
- Loss of hearing
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
You Need a Construction Accident Lawyer To Handle Your Case
Are you being denied a claim? In Texas it is easier for your employer’s insurance provider to deny you benefits if you missed a deadline, your condition doesn’t meet state guidelines, or you filed after leaving your job. Just because you are denied does not mean that is the last word. Many employers in Texas do not carry insurance because it’s not a state requirement. That does not indicate that you shouldn’t receive compensation.
Guarantee you are adequately compensated. Even if your employer is providing a percentage of coverage, you want to be certain that you are receiving the full amount of coverage that is rightfully owed to you. In certain situations, an employer can agree to pay you a portion of your medical or salary while you are recovering, when you should receive full compensation. As your trusted construction accident lawyer, allow us to ensure you receive the entire coverage you deserve for a healthy recovery.
Receive the Right Information Upfront
We can help answer these and other important questions:
- What happens if my employer fired me following the accident?
- What do I do if my employer is claiming I’m responsible for the accident?
- How will I receive assistance while I’m recovering?
- What are my rights concerning returning to work if I am unable to complete heavy-lifting tasks?
- If I become permanently disabled, what does this mean for future employment options?
Contact Our Law Offices Today
If you or someone you know was injured while working at a construction site in El Paso, TX or in the state of New Mexico, please give our respective law offices a call. For El Paso, we can be reached at 915-751-0895 and for Hobbs, NM, please call us at 575-393-0022. Even if you’re not sure where to get started, we can help guide you in the right direction.