Construction sites are busy places. They are also dangerous places. Multiple trades are usually on site. Even if you are doing your job safely, other people may not be.
When accidents happen at a construction site, many workers believe that their only recourse is through worker’s compensation. This is not always the case. If a worker from another company caused your injury, you may have a claim against their company. You should also make sure you fully understand your status as an employee. Were you a full time employee? Did your employer have worker’s compensation insurance? Were you an independent contractor? Were you working under the direction of a company that was not your actual employer?
The worker’s compensation system in Texas is very restrictive in terms of what you can recover. If you are able to file suit against a company or worker other than the one you are working for, you will have a broader opportunity to recover damages for things like mental anguish, physical pain and disfigurement.
Workplace and construction accidents need to be thoroughly investigated. If you or a loved one was injured in a workplace or construction accident, call Hoch Law Firm, PC to discuss your way forward.