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Office: 817.275.4100
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Arlington, Texas 76006
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Dependable, Knowledgable Construction Injury Attorneys in Arlington TX

Construction work is dangerous. When something goes wrong on the job, good people can sustain serious injuries or even be killed due to another party’s negligence (even the negligence of their own employer). If you or someone you love has been injured at a construction site, you need to contact a construction accident attorney immediately.

Construction injury cases can be very complex because they are governed by state and federal regulations, including those standards set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Furthermore, depending on whether you were a contractor, a sub-contractor, or an employee when you were injured, the types of remedies available to you may vary greatly. Add to the mix the question of whether or not the employer subscribes to workers’ compensation insurance, and you have an extremely complex set of legal and procedural issues that must be handled as soon as possible.

Our Arlington Texas construction law attorneys at Jim Ross & Associates includes former construction defense attorneys who know how construction companies operate. We have the knowledge and the experience in this highly complex area of law to help you win a fair recovery for your injuries. Call our attorneys at 817.275.4100 to schedule a free consultation.

Construction Accidents Have a Variety of Causes

Many accidents are the result of failure to maintain equipment or failure of an employer to train employees how to do dangerous tasks. Some accidents happen because employers have cut corners on seemingly little items, with devastating consequences. For example, something as simple as the failure to use grout to support columns can cause devastating damage and serious injuries, as was the case with a recent parking garage collapse in Houston.

In addition, some construction accidents are caused by the negligence of someone other than the employer, for example when equipment is defective and malfunctions. Many cases have several causes involving negligence of an employer and a product manufacturer. Finally, it is a sad fact that when construction companies fail to meet OSHA standards, the fines assessed by OSHA for violations of safety regulations are never more than a few thousand dollars--even if a construction worker dies as a result of the OSHA violation! Some companies would rather gamble with the lives of their workers and contractors and risk a slap on the wrist from OSHA than spend the time and money doing the job safely.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a construction accident that could have been prevented but for the negligence of others, you need an attorney with the experience and the knowledge to look at all possible causes and identify each and every responsible party. The Arlington Tx injury attorneys at Jim Ross & Associates have the ability and the resources to handle cases involving employer negligence, OSHA violations, and/or manufacturer liability for defective products and equipment.

Types of the Construction Accident Cases our Attorneys Handle

  • Crane accidents
  • Scaffolding accidents
  • Electrocution
  • Burns from Industrial Fires
  • Falling accidents
  • Injuries caused by falling or swinging objects
  • Injuries from Toxic Materials
  • Forklift accidents
  • Bulldozer accidents
  • Excavation accidents
  • Roof collapses
  • Trench collapses

Construction work is hard, honest work. If you get hurt on the job because of someone else’s negligence, you deserve a hard-working, honest attorney to help you recover your damages. Call Jim Ross & Associates today to schedule a free consultation with one of our construction accident lawyers.

You May Deserve More than Worker's Compensation

Many people believe that filing a workers’ compensation claim is the only avenue of recovery available to injured construction workers. Sometimes that is true, but you may have more options.

For example, if your accident occurred because of a defective product or defective machinery, you may have recourse against the manufacturer which would outside of the scope of workers’ comp. Also, some construction companies do not subscribe to workers’ compensation insurance. In cases involving these companies, the employer can be sued directly for damages.

Our Texas construction lawyers will seek all possible sources of recovery for you to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.