I Was Injured at a Construction Site: What Are Legal My Options? By Michael Shelton on October 14, 2021

Injured person using crutchesConstruction sites can be dangerous places. Cases of passersby getting injured or killed at or near construction sites are common. These accidents can be gruesome and life-changing, and the desire to seek justice can be overwhelming. Your best option is hiring a construction accident attorney to file a catastrophic personal injury lawsuit against the party at fault.

That's why we are here! The Shelton Law Firm offers legal services to people throughout Houston, TX. We are here to help you with all your injury claims, whether you are a worker or a bystander injured at a work site.

Common Causes of Construction Site Pedestrian Injuries

There are dozens of potential hazards at construction sites. Some of the most common causes of accidents include:

  • Falling bricks, unsecured tools, unstable scaffolding, and other loose debris
  • Electrocution from exposed wires
  • Falling into open sinkholes or sliding on wet and slippery ground

Some of the causes can be bizarre. However, it doesn't matter what caused the accident – all that matters is that the cause was related to the construction site.

Potential Injuries Sustained in an Accident

Unfortunately, the resulting injuries can be severe (and even fatal). These may include:

  • Head injuries from falling objects
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Lacerations
  • Concussions
  • Spinal damage

Seeking Justice: Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Many of these injuries can be life-changing. For example, it can be difficult to work when suffering from a traumatic brain injury or spinal injury. The resulting job loss eliminates a reliable source of income, exposing you to financial difficulties. Additionally, the financial, physical, and emotional strain of dealing with these injuries and consequences can strain your personal relationships.

Consequently, it is natural to want justice by suing the people responsible for your woes. You will need a competent construction accident attorney to represent you in court. And that's where we come in.

Who Is Liable for My Injuries?

Multiple parties may be held responsible for your construction site accident, including the owner and contractor. Engineers and architects may also be to blame if the accident was a result of a building defect.

We will gather evidence to strengthen your case by visiting the site of the accident. Other standard protocols include collecting the police report detailing the incident as well as a medical reports detailing your injuries, medical expenses, and other health-related issues.

Compensation for Your Woes

Compensation is one of the main components of justice for personal injury lawsuits. As explained, the resulting injuries can plunge you into financial woes. Consequently, the court will compel the at-fault party to compensate you as a way of cushioning you against these financial woes.

The amount you stand to gain will depend on several factors, including:

  • Lost wages resulting from lost employment
  • Past and ongoing medical expenses
  • Future medical expenses based on a doctor's analysis
  • Emotional and physical pain and discomfort

It is our responsibility to get you as much compensation as possible. Compensation can vary depending on the extent of your injuries or the pain resulting from your loved one's death.

Let Us Help

Are you or a loved one the victim of an accident on a dangerous construction site in the Houston area? You deserve justice and fair compensation, and we are here to ensure that you get it. Contact our law firm online or call us on (713) 807-0700 to learn more about how we can help. We offer a free initial consultation so you can get the legal advice you need.

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Michael E. Shelton

The Shelton Law Firm

Personal injury attorney Michael E. Shelton has been representing victims of catastrophic injuries in Houston, Texas, for nearly 50 years. He is proud to be a union card holder as a journeyman pipefitter and General Counsel for the Texas Building Trades Council, AFL-CIO. He is affiliated with several prestigious organizations, including:

  • The Texas Bar Association
  • The Houston Bar Association
  • The Louisiana State Bar
  • The Louisiana Association for Justice

If you are the victim of a personal injury, schedule a free consultation with The Shelton Law Firm today by contacting us online or calling (713) 807-0700.

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