If you are injured in a construction accident in the State of Texas, the law can be extremely complex in regard to attempting to obtain compensation for the suffering you have experienced. You will have to deal with formidable opposition in this type of case, so it is imperative that you have the help of a seasoned Dallas attorney in order to have the best possible chance of achieving a successful result. At The Barber Law Firm, we want to make sure you are informed when it comes to seeking legal representation.
The Role of Workers’ Compensation in Your Case
The Texas Workers’ Compensation Act of 1993 established provisions that helped shield companies from lawsuits filed by workers who have been hurt on the job. If an employee is hurt in a construction accident and his or her employer has purchased workers’ compensation insurance, or is a “subscriber,” that insurance is supposed to take care of the victim’s medical expenditures and a portion of his or her salary. However, in many instances, workers’ comp comes woefully short of providing adequate compensation. When this occurs, your legal representative may need to pursue a third party, such as the manufacturer of a piece of equipment that malfunctioned and led to the accident.
There are other cases, however, where an employer is a “non-subscriber,” or does not have workers’ compensation insurance. Non-subscribers are not protected by the Workers’ Compensation Act, but they hire extremely aggressive defense attorneys who will work to try and place the blame for the accident on you.
What You Need to Do
First, of course, you need to obtain prompt medical attention if you are hurt in a construction accident. Once that has occurred, call an attorney as soon as possible to determine the best plan of action. Contact the Barber Law Firm to find out more about how we may be able to help. If you would like to share your story in regard to a construction accident injury you may have suffered, click on one of the social media icons on this page.