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Construction Accident Attorney

Construction site injuries are often catastrophic and can have a severe impact on your quality of life and your ability to earn a living.

Our construction accident attorney, Michael E. Shelton, has secured maximum compensation for injured construction workers for over 40 years.

Learn how Mr. Shelton and his Houston, TX, law firm can help you file a compensation claim and work tirelessly on your behalf.

Our Results Speak for Themselves

Any construction accident lawyer who says they can take on insurers in negotiations or during litigation should have years of experience and the reputation for results to back them up—and Michael E. Shelton has them. He has been successful in winning millions in verdicts and settlements for injured workers just like you, with families just like yours, for nearly half a century.

Our law firm's founder excels at investigating causes of construction site accidents, pinpointing negligence, and holding insurers accountable for the compensation you need to defray lost income and medical bills, and reflect your pain and suffering.

"I began my career in the pipeline industry."

Michael E. Shelton is a uniquely qualified construction accident attorney. A veteran of the pipeline industry with decades spent representing blue-collar workers, he personally understands the dangers of construction and industrial work. He can help you and your family seek compensation for catastrophic injuries and other hardships.

Fighting for Injured Construction Workers Discuss Your Case for Free

Michael E. Shelton has won several significant cases for injured workers, not only in Texas and Louisiana, but nationwide. When you put your body on the line to support yourself and your family, the last thing you want to endure is a serious injury. Unfortunately, construction accidents can occur at any time on any given construction site, no matter how careful you were.

When you suffer from a construction accident, you need a Houston construction accident lawyer who has a deep knowledge of the law. Mr. Shelton has worked numerous blue-collar jobs himself, and has spent his entire career representing workers and earning them the compensation they deserve.

Write to us to request a free consultation with a Houston construction accident lawyer who is truly on your team. You can also call us at:

(713) 807-0700

Reasons to Choose Our Construction Accident Lawyer:

  • Has vast trial experience but always aims to get you the settlement that you deserve
  • Represents individuals, families, and union workers
  • Has insider knowledge of the offshore, pipeline, and construction industries 
  • Proud union card holder as a journeyman pipefitter
  • Works closely with nationwide business and workers' unions for the formulation and advocacy of union health plans
  • Represents clients in Houston, Texas, and from throughout the United States and the world
  • Works on your schedule, offering free consultations after hours and on weekends
  • Received the highest peer review rating possible from the Martindale-Hubble national lawyer directory
  • Personable attorney with a friendly, comfortable, and family-orientated law practice
  • Member of the Texas and Louisiana State Bars
"[Michael E. Shelton] came up the hard way: working in the oil field, working on the pipelines, and that's the reason he's so good at representing working people: because he's been there.

"He knows what it's about."
Joe Hall, former president of the Dallas Building & Construction Trades Council

Can I Afford Mr. Shelton's Services?

Absolutely. Mr. Shelton does not directly charge his clients any fees, as most construction workers are not able to pay an attorney's hourly fees. As he explains in the following video, his compensation comes out of your settlement. Therefore, he is 100 percent motivated to win your case, and prepares by hiring the best construction accident reconstruction experts in the country.

Representation on a Contingency Basis

The price of quality legal representation keeps many injured workers from speaking with a construction accident lawyer. Attorney Michael E. Shelton works on a contingency fee basis. That means construction workers or their loved ones do not pay anything unless Mr. Shelton can achieve a favorable settlement or verdict. At our law firm, cost is not a hurdle for legal counsel.

Once you receive medical attention, contact our construction accident lawyer as soon as possible...

Injured in a Construction Accident? Contact Michael E. Shelton Today

Michael Shelton counsels a client

Michael E. Shelton's vast personal injury law experience, proven negotiation and litigation skills, and attentive personal service are widely known to achieve favorable results in a broad range of workplace and construction accident cases. 

As the founder of the Shelton Law Firm, based in Houston, TX, Mr. Shelton excels at investigating causes of personal injury and construction site accidents, pinpointing negligence from property owners and general contractors, and holding insurers accountable for the compensation you need to get your life back on track.

Your initial free consultation with our injury lawyer can take place at your home or hospital room if your recovery restricts travel. If a construction accident injury has put your livelihood in jeopardy, contact our Houston law office either online or by phone today.

Michael E. Shelton Understands Your Needs

"I was journeyman pipefitter with the united association for a number of years. I grew up in a blue-collar family. I worked my way through law school working blue-collar jobs and doing manual labor. I understand what a working person is up against."

What Kind of Compensation Could I Get?

If your injury on a construction site was the result of a defective product, or negligence by your employer, a property owner, or a general contractor, you may be able to bring a claim for compensation on that basis. Construction workers may also be entitled to money under their state's workers' compensation program. Houston, TX, attorney Michael E. Shelton can help you receive the maximum financial compensation you need to deal with the following and more:

Lost Income

Medical Bills

Pain and Suffering

What to Know About Workers' Compensation

Workers' compensation insurance can be confusing, especially in Texas. Unlike many states, Texas does not require employers to carry workers' compensation. However, if your employee does carry it, you most likely have to file this type of claim rather than a personal injury suit.

On the other hand, if your injury was caused by a third party who was not employed by your employer, you can file a lawsuit against that third party. The best way to know what to do is to see our Houston construction accident attorney Mr. Shelton.

These are some of the important aspects of Texas workers' comp law that Mr. Shelton can discuss in more detail:

  • You must notify your employer of your injury within 30 days of it occurring.
  • You have one year from the injury to file an official workers' compensation claim.
  • Workers' compensation provides income benefits, medical benefits, and even death benefits for surviving family members.
  • If you sustained a serious injury that renders you unable to continue your career, workers' comp covers vocational training.

Mr. Shelton Fights
Wrongful Claim Denials


Insurance companies are not on your side. They have many tactics they use to wrongfully deny justified workers' comp claims. Mr. Shelton's decades of fighting on behalf of blue-collar workers gives him an intimate knowledge of insurance defenses. He can fight your claim denial through dispute resolution. 

What If Your Loved One Tragically Passed?

No amount of money can truly compensate you for the shock of losing a loved one. However, you deserve financial compensation if their death was caused by misconduct or negligence. In Texas, there are both wrongful death and survival claim lawsuits. Mr. Shelton is a knowledgeable construction accident lawyer who knows how to differentiate between wrongful death and survival claims. Both types share major key points, which are:

Deadline to File

Your construction accident lawsuit must be filed within two years from the date of your loved one's death. There are some rare exemptions to this deadline that a Houston construction accident attorney may be able to explore. One major possible exemption is if the defendant's misconduct was unknown at the time of death.


These lawsuits provide compensation for loss of financial support, loss of companionship, emotional pain, medical bills, and funereal costs. If the death was caused by especially egregious misconduct, you may receive exemplary damages, which is extra compensation designed to punish the party who caused the death.

Who Can File

There are restrictions as to who can file these type of suits. Generally, plaintiffs are restricted to the deceased's parents, children, or spouse. If the deceased happens to have a representative for their estate, they can also file a wrongful death or survival claim. A construction accident attorney can let you know if you can file a claim.

A Glowing Review from a Satisfied Client

"Mr. Shelton is a superb lawyer with great experience in personal injury cases, such as mine. He has not once let me down and is very supportive in every way. Because of my injury, I have not been able to work, but Mr. Shelton has made sure to help my family financially until my case is over.... I highly recommend Mr. Shelton for anyone who has had an accident at work."

Common Construction Accidents

Serious accidents and catastrophic injuries can happen in the blink of an eye at a construction site. Unsafe working conditions include poor lighting, poor training, and poor safety precautions. Examples of construction accidents that could occur include:

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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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