Experienced Construction Accident Attorney in Plano Helps Injured Workers
Knowledgeable lawyer assists injured Texans with a full range of legal options
Unlike many other states, Texas does not require companies to purchase workers’ compensation insurance, except under specific circumstances such as contracting with the government. Lack of workers’ compensation complicates the worker’s situation but in many cases can lead to a higher level of compensation than what is available through workers’ comp. At the Law Offices of Kevan I. Benkowitz, we are determined to ease the financial burdens of injured workers in Plano and throughout the DFW area. We have more than 15 years of experience litigating insurance claims, for both sides, so we are in an excellent position to pursue the maximum recovery in your construction accident case.
Knowledgeable representation for a variety of construction accidents
When your dress code for work includes steel-toed boots and a hard hat, you know you’re in an inherently dangerous occupation. Common accidents that can lead to personal injury or wrongful death on a construction site include:
- Crane collapses
- Power tool accidents
- Heavy equipment failures
- Slips and falls
- Falls from heights
- Chemical exposure
- Electric shock or electrocution
- Motor vehicle accidents
But it is precisely because construction work is dangerous that laws and regulations have been enacted to protect workers. When you retain our services for your injury case, we commit to giving you the full benefit of those legal protections.
Your options after a construction site accident
Depending on the facts of your case, you may have a range of options in seeking compensation for your injuries:
- Workers’ compensation claim — If an employer has workers’ compensation insurance, the injured worker can file a claim to have all medical bills covered and to receive wage replacement, usually about two-thirds of the worker’s wage.
- Lawsuit against a nonsubscriber — If your employer does not have workers’ compensation, you can sue the employer for damages. The employer cannot mount any defense based on assumption of risk, your own negligence, or the negligence of a coworker.
- Safety violation claim — Employers have a duty to provide a reasonably safe workplace. If your injury is related to a safety violation at the construction site, you have rights.
- Negligence claim against a third party — If someone other than your employer or a coworker caused your injury through a negligent act, you can sue for damages.
- Products liability claims against a third party — If defective materials or equipment caused your injury, you can sue the manufacturer for damages.
The first step is to contact us for a consultation. We can discuss which options are best for you so you can fully understand your rights.
For a free consultation on your construction accident claim, contact our Plano law firm
Injured construction workers can trust the Law Offices of Kevan I. Benkowitz to pursue their accident claim aggressively and professionally. We offer free consultations for injured clients. Call us at 972-464-2645 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.