Construction projects are a common sight in New Braunfels and throughout Texas. New buildings are erected while others are demolished. Roads and bridges are repaired, and highways are expanded. While construction projects like these are crucial to maintaining a functioning society, they also present severe risks to workers and non-workers alike.
If you or a loved one were hurt on a construction site, you could be facing high costs – both financial and personal. Fortunately, there may be a way for you to recover compensation for these costs.
Workers’ Compensation for Construction Accident Injuries
Construction workers have some of the most dangerous jobs in the country. They often work with heavy machinery, atop high scaffolding, and inside deep trenches. Construction accidents caused by falls, electrocution, malfunctioning equipment, falling objects, and trench collapse can lead to catastrophic and fatal injuries. Some injured workers are entitled to compensation through their employer’s workers’ compensation insurer. If a construction worker dies on the job, his or her family may be entitled to financial compensation through workers’ comp. The injured worker or surviving family may be entitled to reimbursement for medical expenses, lost income, and lost benefits. However, workers’ compensation insurance is not required in Texas, and some employers in the construction industry neglect to carry it....