El Paso Construction Accident Lawyers
Representing Injured Construction Workers in El Paso, TX & Nationwide
Working in construction means facing hazards every day. If companies, site managers, and other responsible parties take the right precautions, these hazards are mitigated, and accidents can be prevented. However, when corners are cut, construction workers unfairly pay for it with their health and safety. No one should ever focus on cost cutting and meeting deadlines instead of protecting workers.
At Arnold & Itkin, we’ve earned a reputation for fighting on behalf of the hard-working men and women in the construction industry. Our El Paso construction accident lawyers are focused on recovering the compensation clients need to rebuild after accidents. We work to hold insurance companies, negligent employers, unsafe contractors, and other parties responsible. Our clients deserve answers for what happened to them, and we work to obtain them. No matter what. Over the years, we’ve secured billions of dollars on behalf of clients because we’re dedicated to results, justice, and doing what it takes to make a difference.
Contact our El Paso construction accident lawyers now if you’ve suffered because of a preventable incident. Your initial consultation is free when you dial (888) 493-1629.
El Paso Construction Workers Have Rights
The law protects workers from injury and requires employers to make sure they’re safe. This means that if you’ve been injured while doing construction work, it’s likely that you’re entitled to compensation for your injuries.
After construction accidents in El Paso, workers have the right to:
- Seek medical attention from their preferred doctor.
- Report their injuries and pursue compensation for them without the fear of retaliation.
- Pursue benefits or compensation for medical care, lost wages, and more.
- Wait until recovery before returning to work.
- Seek retribution if an employer fires or demotes a person for reporting injuries.
While these rights exist for construction workers, they often have to be enforced and protected with the help of an El Paso personal injury lawyer. Our team is familiar with Texas injury laws and are ready to protect your rights as we fight for the compensation you deserve.
El Paso Construction Accident FAQ
What Causes Construction Accidents?
A specific set of events combine to cause a construction accident, making each one unique. However, no matter what behavior and how many parties are involved with an accident, many have the same thing in common: negligence. Tired workers, undertrained or inexperienced workers, violations of state and federal safety laws, lack of fall protection, lack of protection for ground workers, and poorly maintained or defective machinery are all factors that can contribute to an El Paso construction accident. When approaching a construction accident investigation, it’s important to understand all the factors that can cause them. Our team has the experience required to investigate an incident, hire the right experts, and make sure the right parties are held accountable.
What Is the Fatal Four?
The Fatal Four refers to four fatal construction accident types that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has identified as being the leading causes of death for workers. If these accidents were prevented, over half of annual construction fatalities would be prevented in the United States. Construction's "Fatal Four" are: falls, struck by objects, electrocution, and caught-in/between accidents. Had these types of accidents been prevented in 2018, OSHA points out that 591 lives could have been saved at American construction sites.
How Do I Recover After a Construction Accident?
If you’ve been injured while working at a construction site, it’s likely that you are entitled to compensation. However, Texas does not require employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance as many other states do. This means that your best option for recovery the losses associated with your accident may be through a personal injury claim. This can help you recover economic damages for lost wages, lost earning capacity, medical bills, costs of future medical care, and possibly more.
Even if your company carries workers’ compensation insurance, you should speak with an El Paso construction accident lawyer. Personal injury claims often allow workers to recover the compensation they need, which usually extends far beyond the coverage of an insurance policy.
Get the Help You Deserve from Our El Paso Construction Accident Attorneys
At Arnold & Itkin, we’re proud of the reputation that we’ve earned as a firm after recovering billions of dollars on behalf of clients. Every dollar we’ve secured represents a crucial piece of recovery that an injured person needed during one of the most difficult moments of their lives. We never back down, never settle for less, and are always ready to bring the fight when the other side isn’t playing fair.
Some notable results we’ve obtained after construction accidents include:
- $44 million for a construction worker whose leg was amputated during a crane collapse.
- $4.97 million for a worker seriously injured during maintenance and construction at a chemical plant.
- $2.7 million for a contractor who was injured while working construction at a Louisiana plant.
- $2 million for a construction worker harmed while working on a jack-up rig in Singapore.
These results happened because we put in the time and effort required to get clients the outcomes they deserve rather than the low settlements they’re offered. If you’ve suffered because of an El Paso construction accident, you owe it to your future to speak with our team now at no cost.
Call (888) 493-1629 to find out how we can help you. Learning your options is fast, confidential, and completely free.