Injuries suffered on construction sites can have a severe impact on your quality of life.
Attorney Michael E. Shelton in Houston, TX, works to secure maximum compensation for injured construction workers.
You should reach out to a construction accident lawyer as soon as possible...
If you are a construction worker who was seriously injured in a workplace accident in Texas, Louisiana or nationwide, the lawyer you deserve is Michael E. Shelton of The Shelton Law Firm.
Michael E. Shelton has 40 years of experience, proven negotiation and litigation skills, and attentive personal service that gets results in a broad range of workplace accident injury cases. 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.
Contact our Houston law office if a construction accident injury has put your livelihood in jeopardy. Your initial consultation is free of charge, and can take place at your home or hospital room if your recovery restricts travel.
"I began my career in the pipeline industry."
Michael E. Shelton is uniquely qualified to represent clients as a pipeline accident attorney. As a veteran of the pipeline industry, he personally understands the hazards of this dangerous line of work. Catastrophic injuries are common, and he is committed to helping injured workers secure fair compensation.
Fighting for Justice for Injured Workers in Texas, Louisiana and Nationwide
Common accidents that occur at construction sites include:
- Falling from elevated heights
- Injuries caused by defective equipment
- Being hit by falling objects and equipment
- Crane accidents
- Scaffolding accidents
- Gas exposure
- Trench and excavation collapse
- Accidents causing burn injuries and bystander injuries
If you have suffered an injury in an accident while working on a pipeline or construction site in Texas, Louisiana or elsewhere in the U.S., seek immediate medical attention and advice from an experienced personal injury lawyer. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your case, you may be entitled to compensation under a negligence theory or products liability theory, or under your state's workers' compensation program.
If your injury was the result of negligence on the part of your employer, you may be able to bring a claim for compensation on that basis. Poor lighting, poor training and poor safety precautions are examples of conditions that could create an unsafe work environment for construction workers.
In Louisiana, negligence claims must be filed within one year of the incident causing injury. In Texas, negligence claims must be filed within two years of the incident. This time window is known as the "statute of limitations."
Michael E. Shelton
Michael Shelton is a catastrophic injury attorney who has been representing victims of severe injuries for over 40 years. His personal history provides him a unique insight into the offshore, pipeline, and construction industries. He is proud to be affiliated with the:
- United Spinal Association of Houston
- Texas Bar Foundation
- Houston Bar Association
Mr. Shelton has also achieved a Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell®. For more information about our legal services, reach out to our office online or call (713) 807-0700 today.