San Antonio Construction Injury / Accident Lawyer
If you or a family member were injured in a construction accident, contact Patrick Toscano, San Antonio’s construction accident lawyer to learn more about your rights.
There are many hazards present in a construction site and despite safety restrictions and industry standards, an alarming rate of construction workers suffer from work-related injuries. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), about 20% of all construction site workers are injured on the job. Last year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported nearly 250,000 work-related injuries and illnesses in Texas alone.
What Causes Construction-Related Injuries?
Construction-related injuries can be caused due to overexertion, slips and falls, being struck by/against an object or equipment, repetitive motions, electrocution, defective equipment, toxic exposure, and more. Serious injuries caused by construction accidents include head and brain injuries, burns and scars, loss of limbs, disfigurement, neck and spinal cord injuries, whiplash, and possibly death.
If you or a loved one have suffered a construction-related injury, contact Patrick Toscano today to learn more about your compensation rights.
What Types of Compensation May You Be Entitled To?
There are several types of compensation that an injured person may be entitled to in a construction accident case. The claim depends on the circumstances of the construction accident and the extent of the person’s injuries. A lawyer can research your case to see if Texas safety regulations were met by the construction company and/or other subcontractors.
They can also research whether there was an equipment malfunction, lack of oversight from a general or subcontractor, or other third parties that may be involved in the construction project and subsequent accident. The research done into your specific case will determine if you have a claim and the types of compensation you may be entitled to. This can include compensation for medical bills incurred at the time of the accident and future medical bills related to the construction site injury. Financial awards may also be possible for emotional distress and other quality of life issues after the construction accident. If the accident results in the death of the injured worker, his / her family may receive compensation for that person’s lost future earnings.
What Happens If a Worker Dies as a Result of a Construction Accident?
A parent, child, or spouse may bring a wrongful death suit against a party that played a role in a worker’s death in the state of Texas. While the employer may be the responsible party in some cases, coverage under the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act will determine your ability to pursue a claim against the employer. In some situations, a defective product or lack of subcontractor oversight may lead to liability of a third party. Contact Patrick Toscano to see if you have a claim.
Contact San Antonio’s Construction Accident Lawyer
If you’ve suffered an injury from a construction accident, contact San Antonio’s construction accident lawyer, Patrick Toscano, to explore all of your rights. We will investigate adherence to the safety regulations required by the state of Texas and explain all of your options so you are well-informed before making a decision. If your loved one suffered a wrongful death due to a construction-related injury, we can also help. Contact Mr. Toscano today.