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Construction AccidentIf 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 at 866-986-1529 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.



accident claimsNot all personal injury cases are made similarly. Clients frequently wonder about what type of payment or judgment they can obtain for their accidental injuries. Having said that, it could be considerably difficult to establish what the amount of a personal accidental injury judgment or settlement might be. Following are some elements which are frequently taken into consideration when establishing the significance of a personal injury case:

  • The degree of the injury. Certainly, an injury whereby a bone was broken would be valued less than one with a significant spine trauma that resulted in paralysis.
  • The age of the plaintiff. An injury that seriously harmed a particular person who was 90 years old would most likely be worth less than an incident which seriously injured a 30 year old.
  • Costs accumulated by the injured party. This consists of health care expenses, lost wages, physical therapy, etc
  • Loss of earnings. Assuming that a man who’s 40 years old and is making $125,000 per year is injured or hurt in a car or truck accident and is unable to function for the remainder of his life, there may be a much greater award than if the injured party is retired or is employed in in a low-income position.
  • Change in lifestyle or relationships. If an accident led to a change in a plaintiff’s lifestyle, or took a serious stress on the plaintiff’s marriage or other relationships, the award may be raised.
  • The experience and abilities of the lawyer or attorney operating on behalf of the plaintiff.
  • Whether the incident will have lifelong medical effects, or is only short-term in nature.

Certainly there are numerous, many aspects to be taken into consideration in evaluating the value of a personal injury case. This is an incomplete list, but could serve to you identify whether you believe your personal injury case is valuable or not.

The Barber Law Firm handles personal injury claims on a contingency fee basis, you don’t pay unless we win your case.

In a contingency basis, the clients pay their lawyer by having an agreement that a certain percentage of the amount from the client’s claim could be given to the lawyer as his fee. On the side of the client, it would be very convenient to have the contingency basis because they don’t have to worry about the lawyer’s fee whatever the outcome of the case may be.

We also have extensive experience in automobile accident cases which can help in your personal injury case. Call us today for a free consultation.



chiropractic careHave you been involved in a car wreck? You might possibly want to consult a chiropractor, even when your injuries are minor or when you don’t believe you have any damages. With some spine traumas, soft tissue injuries or whiplash, they may not be noticeable until days after the collision. Specifically, symptoms of whiplash may sometimes take weeks or months before becoming obvious. A chiropractor will be able to discover those problems and decide on the best course of treatment for them. If after an accident you encounter headaches, neck pain, tightness, shoulder soreness, lower pain in the back, or difficulty sleeping, speak with a chiropractor right away.

Research has been done in recent years that verifies that injuries can take place in accidents which occur at lower rates of speeds. Even though an auto may perhaps escape from a very low impact accident with very little or perhaps zero damage, sometimes our physical bodies may not be so fortunate, particularly if you aren’t wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident. If injuries aren’t treated, they can develop scar tissue which could create much more severe medical problems over time, such as chronic headaches, arthritis, and neck discomfort.

For car accidents that take place at medium or higher velocities, injuries that require chiropractic care are more probable. You could incur small hairline stress fractures in bones. You will presumably need a realignment of the spinal column. After you have requested medical treatment for broken bones, internal bleeding and other damage, seek chiropractic care. You may have a lot of issues you do not know you have.

Whenever you are looking for a chiropractor in that situation, find one which focuses in dealing with traumas from automobile car accidents. Such chiropractic practitioners will be trained to discover injuries that you may not feel right away. Seeking chiropractic care now can protect against long-term personal injuries.

The Barber Law Firm handles personal injury claims on a contingency fee basis, you don’t pay unless we win your case.

In a contingency basis, the clients pay their lawyer by having an agreement that a certain percentage of the amount from the client’s claim could be given to the lawyer as his fee. On the side of the client, it would be very convenient to have the contingency basis because they don’t have to worry about the lawyer’s fee whatever the outcome of the case may be.

We also have extensive experience in automobile accident cases which can help in your personal injury case. Call us today for a free consultation.



A medical helicopter carrying a CareFlite crew crashed Sunday morning on its way to pick up a patient. All three of the crew members on board suffered minor to moderate injuries. The accident occurred less than six miles from the airport where the patient was waiting. The cause of the accident was unknown. An ambulance was dispatched to bring the injured employees to a hospital.

Fortunately, this accident didn’t result in any lives lost and it could have been much worse than it was. However, some employees aren’t so lucky – each year employees are killed in transportation accidents while working. If you were injured on the job (or a family member was killed), you are entitled to fair compensation for your injuries.

Most employers have workers’ compensation insurance for their employees, which will pay for the necessary medical treatments, temporary disability and possibly permanent disability if you are unable to go back to work. In some specialized fields, there are other alternatives to workers’ compensation, such as black lung benefits for miners and special compensation for some injured maritime workers.

An alternate option for some people injured on the job is to file a lawsuit against the employer. That will not work in all cases, and an experienced workers’ compensation and personal injury attorney can advise you on the best course of action to take in your case. If you are in Dallas, the employee accident attorneys at the Barber Law Firm can help you with your worker’s compensation case or your personal injury lawsuit. Give us a call today at 866-986-1529 to learn more about our practice and how we can help.



Forklift Accidents

May 30, 2012

Forklift accidents are not unusual for workers who are using forklifts in confined spaces. Unfortunately, when such an accident occurs, the injuries can often be very serious or fatal because of the weight and size of forklifts. According to recent statistics, over 90,000 injuries per year occur in theU.S.due to forklifts. In addition, about 100 people are killed each year in forklift-related accidents. The large number of forklift-related accidents is due in part to the fact that there are over a million forklifts being used daily in the U.S. 

Fortunately, new technologies are being continually developed to help combat this problem. Some of those technologies include audible and visual alarms for forklifts that can warn of movement and infrared beams that sweep the forklift’s area when it’s moving.

 In addition to installing new safety technologies, forklift owners or operators should be knowledgeable about forklift safety practices, such as: 

  • It’s a violation of federal law for anyone under the age of 18 or anyone over the age of 18 who’s not trained in safety procedures to operate a forklift.
  • Before driving a forklift, do a pre-use inspection, looking for signs of sparks, overheating, tire pressure issues, controls working smoothly, leaks, and braking or steering issues.
  • Make sure that the surface on which you are driving the forklift is smooth and is capable of supporting the load.
  • Maintain control of your forklift at all times, and operate it only while you are in the seat.
  • Keep a safe distance from other forklifts.
  • Don’t allow anyone to walk or stand underneath elevated forks.
  • Make sure everything stacked on the forklift is safe and secure.

Have you or a loved one been injured in a forklift accident? If so, you may have a cause of action against the employer. Contact the Dallas construction accident attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 866-986-1529 to learn more.





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