Construction Site Accident Lawyer Serving Dallas
Fort Worth & the State of Texas

Construction is a dangerous activity. If you have been injured in a construction site accident, an experienced Texas construction accident lawyer from The Francis Firm is here to help.

We are ready to fight for what you deserve. You should not risk attempting to handle the claim on your own.  For more than 30 years, our construction accident lawyers have aggressively represented clients in courtrooms throughout the State of Texas including Dallas and Fort Worth. Let an experienced lawyer of The Francis Firm help you understand your rights, get the medical care you need and the compensation you deserve.

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What Can Cause Construction Accidents?

Construction is a dangerous activity. Workers, visitors, and passersby are at risk for serious injury or death as a result of construction site conditions and construction-related activity.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports: “About 20% (1,061) of worker fatalities in private industry in calendar year 2019 were in construction — accounting for one in five worker deaths for the year.”

Construction injuries pose complex legal issues because multiple parties, legal principles, and safety rules are involved. If you or someone you know has been injured or killed in a construction accident, it is important to obtain experienced and strong legal representation from a lawyer early on. Investigations must be conducted and evidence must be preserved. Delay only makes your case more difficult.

Why Might Someone Need a Construction Accident Lawyer?

Construction accidents in Texas pose complex legal issues because numerous parties, legal principles, and safety rules are involved.

Determining who is at fault when someone is injured at a construction or job site is an essential step of the process a lawyer must follow—however, it is often a complicated task, presenting multiple legal issues. As the victim of a construction accident, a lawyer will need to prove liability in order to hold the parties at fault responsible for their actions. An experienced construction accident lawyer can greatly help, having knowledge of the laws and issues involved in cases around Texas including Dallas, Fort Worth, Irving, Bedford, Grapevine

Moreover, it is imperative that a construction accident be investigated as soon as possible. A knowledgeable construction accident lawyer can help investigate the facts of your case, including whether any violations of federal, state, or local laws were committed by the construction company or employer. Preserving evidence in your case is essential — just one of the many good reasons to call a construction accident lawyer as soon as possible.

In addition to liability, you’ll need to prove damages. A construction accident lawyer can help ascertain the value of your damages, working with you to request a fair and reasonable settlement. Your damages may include out-of-pocket expenses, such as medical and hospital bills, as well as general damages, such as your pain and suffering, and the declined quality of your life.

Under Texas law, an employee injured on the job can file a workers’ compensation claim against his employer, but cannot file a personal injury claim against the employer except for wrongful death cases. The employee can, however, file a personal injury claim against other contractors or responsible parties. 

As a result, in construction or job-site injury cases, it is important to identify non-employer parties who may have contributed to the injury. In most construction or job-site injury cases, the injured person will have both a worker’s compensation claim against the employer and a personal injury claim against the owner or contractor who caused or contributed to the injury. These multiple claims can further complicate your case, making it imperative that you hire a construction accident lawyer who will advocate on your behalf.

If you or someone you know has been injured or killed in a construction accident, it is important to obtain experienced and strong legal representation early on. A knowledgeable attorney can help investigate the facts of your case and preserve important evidence.

Construction Job Site Accident Verdicts & Settlements

$2,250,000 | Wrongful Death Trucking Accident

A young man’s tanker truck caught fire and exploded while working on a job site, causing serious burns that were ultimately fatal. Suit was brought against the site operator and trucking company, resulting in a settlement in the amount of $2,250,000. After fees and expenses, the victim’s family recovered $1,176,495.

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What Causes Construction/Job-Site Injuries?

According to OSHA, roughly one in five worker deaths each year are construction related. A high percentage of injuries each year are also construction related. In some cases, construction accidents occur as a result of negligence by the construction company or employer.

The push to complete a job as soon as possible, or to complete it at the lowest possible cost, can result in cut corners or unsafe conditions, which in turn can cause serious personal injuries. Construction injuries or casualties are often caused by:

  • Falls. Whether due to improperly protected sides, improper scaffolding, floor holes, or misuse of equipment such as ladders, falls can cause significant personal injuries on a construction site.
  • Impacts. One of the leading causes of construction accidents is being struck by a heavy object, or being caught between a fixed object and a moving one, which can cause a person to be crushed and seriously injured. Vehicle accidents associated with construction can also make for a serious impact, causing injury.
  • Equipment failure or misuse. Whether it’s heavy machinery or power tools, much of the equipment being operated on a construction site is potentially dangerous. In some cases, the equipment being used is flawed or outdated; in other cases, there is improper training on the use of potentially dangerous equipment or a lack of known safety measures imposed on using the equipment.
  • Explosions, fires, and electrocutions. Contact with power lines, insufficient grounding, and the improper use of electrical cords can all contribute to an electrocution injury, which in turn can cause serious burns and other damages.
  • Exposure to chemicals or dangerous products. Construction sites house a slew of dangerous and potentially harmful products. Exposure to those products can result in significant personal injuries.
  • Unsafe site conditions caused by human error. OSHA and industry standards impose a variety of safety rules designed to reduce the risk of construction injuries. Cutting costs and corners and ignoring safety rules and practices increase the risk of construction accidents.

Insufficient safety practices or inadequate safety training. It is imperative that the construction company put the safety of people first, and when the company fails to institute proper safety rules, or fails to train employees on those rules, serious injuries can result.

OSHA and industry standards impose a variety of safety rules designed to reduce the risk of construction injuries. Cutting costs and corners and ignoring safety rules and practices increase the risk of construction accidents.

Construction Injury Law

Determining who is at fault when someone is injured at a construction or job site is essential but often complicated.

Under Texas law, an employee injured on the job can file a workers’ compensation claim against his employer, but cannot file a personal injury claim against the employer except for wrongful death cases. The employee can, however, file a personal injury claim against other contractors or responsible parties. As a result, in construction or job-site injury cases, it is important to identify non-employer parties who may have contributed to the injury. In most construction or job-site injury cases, the injured person will have both a worker’s compensation claim against the employer and a personal injury claim against the owner or contractor who caused or contributed to the injury.

Can a Francis Firm Lawyer Help Get the Compensation I Deserve?

The trial lawyers at The Francis Firm have decades of experience litigating construction injury cases in Texas including Dallas Fort Worth and the surrounding areas. We provide the legal expertise and financial resources necessary to fight insurance companies and pursue justice for you in the courtroom. If you or a loved one has been injured on a job site, we can help.

At The Francis Firm, our construction and job site injury attorneys are here to help and are ready to fight for you. For more than 25 years, our trial attorneys have aggressively represented clients in courtrooms throughout the state of Texas. Let the experienced attorneys at The Francis Firm help you understand your rights, get the medical care you need, and the compensation you deserve.

We offer free personal injury consultations. If you are unable to come to our Southlake office, we will come to you in Texas. We proudly serve Dallas, Fort Worth, the counties of Tarrant and Dallas and the surrounding areas

When you hire The Francis Firm for your construction accident personal injury claim, there will never be any legal fees or costs until we recover money for you. Let an experienced Texas construction accident lawyer from The Francis Firm help you understand your rights, get the medical care you need and fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact us today at (817) 329-9001.

Recent Verdicts & Settlements

With over twenty million dollars recovered for clients, you can trust our experience and proven track record to get you the maximum possible recovery.

SEE RECENT VERDICTS & SETTLEMENTS
  • $2,250,000: Wrongful Death
  • $1,970,000: Vehicle Collision
  • $1,250,000: Car Accident
  • $1,050,000: Truck Collision
  • $1,000,000: Truck Accident
  • $900,000: Vehicle Collision
  • $775,839: Commercial Litigation
  • $600,000: Wrongful Death
  • $565,000: Vehicle Collision
  • $425,000: Product Liability
  • $329,000: Commercial Litigation
  • $206,545: Premises Liability
  • $87,300: Arbitration Verdict