Tragedy struck in New Braunfels recently when a 41-year-old man fell to his death while working on a construction site. The man was employed as a painting subcontractor when the platform he was standing on gave way. The man fell more than 30 feet; he was rushed to the hospital, but doctors were unable to save him.
Accidents such as this one are all too common in Texas and across the country. Often, after a serious or fatal injury, victims or family members are left wondering what sort of legal action they can take to hold the negligent parties responsible.
Though most accidents in the workplace are covered under workers’ compensation, in some situations workers may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit instead. Some of these include:
- Injuries caused by defective products
- Illnesses caused by toxic substances
- Injuries caused deliberately by employers
- Injuries suffered while your employer was not carrying workers’ compensation insurance
It is important to remember, as well, who your employer is. The modern work site is a complex combination of contractors, subcontractors and independent professionals. The negligent party who caused your injuries may not, from a legal standpoint, be your coworker or employer. This means you may be able to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against him or her.
Whether it is personal injury or workers’ compensation, it is important that you work with a qualified attorney in the wake of a serious accident. An attorney will help you prepare a comprehensive strategy designed to help you recover the maximum compensation for your losses, all while encouraging the negligent party to promote a safer work environment in the future.
Greening Law, P.C., is dedicated to protecting the rights of Texas injury victims. If you have been harmed by another party’s negligence, attorney Robert Greening will help you prepare an effective case. To schedule a one-on-one consultation, contact our Dallas law office online or call 972-934-8900.