Construction site accidents involve Workers’ Compensation law, strict products liability and traditional principles of negligence. Construction accidents are unique in the sense that they quite often involve third parties. Construction sites usually have several companies working together at the same time. For example, there is usually a general contractor and several subcontractors on a construction site. Texas law requires that construction workers be provided a reasonably safe place to work. It is not unusual for an employee of one contractor to be injured by the negligence of an employee of another contractor. If you are injured on a construction site, you should immediately contact an attorney to discuss your legal rights. This is an area of the law that is very complex and requires careful analysis of the facts by an experienced attorney.
Under Texas law, employees generally cannot sue their employers for injuries that occur during the course and scope of their employment if the employer is a subscriber to Workers’ Compensation insurance. However, the employee’s estate can sue the employer for gross negligence if the injury results in death.
The Texas Workers’ Comp bar does not prevent an injured employee from suing third parties that are responsible for their injuries. This also includes manufacturers of products that are defective.
The Alexander Law Firm will thoroughly, completely, and competently investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding your construction site accident. We believe that time is of the essence to prevent evidence from being lost or destroyed; therefore, we immediately begin working on your case. At the Alexander Law Firm, initial consultations are free. You owe it to yourself to know your rights! If you or a loved one has been injured on a construction site, please call 1-800-350-5110 then press 0 to speak with one of our injury attorneys about your injury.