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Construction sites are inherently dangerous places where the risk of injury looms every day. Despite stringent safety regulations and preventive measures, accidents still occur, leaving workers and sometimes bystanders facing severe physical, financial, and emotional consequences. Injuries on a construction site may be due to the negligence of a managing company, supervisors, contractors, or manufacturers of defective equipment. The lawyers of Quadros, Migl & Crosby are prepared to help you fight for compensation in a third-party claim. 

From investigating the accident to dealing with insurance companies and ensuring all of your economic and non-economic losses are accounted for, our legal team handles every aspect of your claim to ensure justice is served and your recovery is supported. We use our extensive experience, resources, and track record to represent your best interests.

Types of Construction Injury Cases We Handle at Quadros, Migl & Crosby 

At Quadros, Migl & Crosby, we understand the profound impact of construction accidents on individuals and their families. Our legal team will provide comprehensive support and aggressive legal representation to victims of various types of construction-related injuries.  

The following are some of the most common cases we handle in The Woodlands, TX:

Falls from Heights

Falls from scaffolding, ladders, roofs, and other elevated surfaces are among the most common and severe accidents on construction sites. These falls result in catastrophic injuries or even fatalities. Our firm has focused knowledge in navigating the complex liability issues involved in these cases to secure rightful compensation for our clients.

Machinery Accidents

Heavy machinery is essential to construction but can be extremely dangerous when not properly maintained or operated. Injuries from forklifts, cranes, bulldozers, and other equipment require an attorney who understands both the technical aspects of the machinery and the legal standards governing its use.

Electrocution

Electrical hazards are prevalent on construction sites. We handle cases involving electrocution injuries that may occur due to exposed wiring, power lines, or faulty electrical equipment. These injuries can have long-lasting effects, and we are committed to ensuring victims receive comprehensive medical care and compensation.

Trench and Building Collapses

Trench collapses and the collapse of structures under construction pose significant risks. Such accidents often result from violations of safety standards or negligence. Our legal team has experience in investigating these incidents, determining fault, and pursuing claims against all negligent parties.

Falling Objects

Injuries caused by falling tools, materials, or debris are frequent on busy construction sites. These accidents can cause serious head and body injuries. We are skilled in proving negligence and liability in such cases, helping injured parties recover damages for their suffering.

Exposure to Hazardous Materials

Exposure to asbestos, chemicals, and other hazardous substances can lead to chronic illnesses that might not be immediately apparent. Our attorneys handle these complex cases involving long-term health consequences due to hazardous exposure.

Fires and Explosions

Fires and explosions are less common but highly destructive events that can occur on construction sites. Such incidents often result from improper handling of flammable materials or violations of safety protocols. We aggressively pursue justice for victims of these devastating accidents, focusing on both immediate and long-term impacts.

How Does a Construction Injury Claim Work? 

Understanding your rights is essential if you have been seriously injured on a construction site. Navigating the various stages of a construction injury claim and knowing your rights and responsibilities empowers you to take appropriate action to safeguard yourself. Construction zones are among the most hazardous places to work in the United States.

Texas laws concerning construction site accidents are complex, largely due to recent changes in tort reform. This reform has led to two main types of laws that safeguard workers’ rights during construction accidents:

Your specific rights will depend on whether your employer has opted into workers’ compensation insurance. The Texas Workers’ Compensation Act, established in 1993, protects businesses by mandating the purchase of workers’ compensation insurance. If your employer has this insurance, it should cover your medical expenses and lost wages. If not, Texas law penalizes these companies by limiting their legal defenses and allows for unlimited damages that you may recover.

It is important for you to have a skilled attorney who will tirelessly work to secure the benefits you deserve if injured. The initial step after a construction site injury is to officially report the incident to your employer in writing, as verbal notifications are insufficient for protecting your rights.

The subsequent steps include receiving medical care and having your employer report the injury to their insurance company, which will then either approve or deny your claim. If your claim is denied, consulting with a Texas workers’ compensation lawyer is essential to defend your interests.

Speak With the Construction Injury Lawyers at Quadros, Migl & Crosby 

If you were injured on a construction site, you must act swiftly and secure the right legal representation. The experienced construction injury lawyers at Quadros, Migl & Crosby can navigate the complexities of your claim, protecting your rights and fighting to obtain the compensation you deserve.  

Contact us today at 346-367-4299 or fill out a contact form to discuss your case and learn how we can assist you in achieving a favorable outcome and focus on your recovery. Your well-being is our priority, and we are here to support you every step of the way.