A construction job can give you many opportunities to injure yourself. Whether you fall from a high height or get electrocuted by faulty wiring, you should receive compensation when you get hurt. Sometimes it’s easy to get, but sometimes you really have to fight for it. A San Antonio, Texas construction accident lawyer can help you with when you end up with one of these common injuries.

What Are Some of the Most Common Injuries in Construction?

The common injuries on a construction site can range from minor to life-altering. Injuries we see often include:

  • Bruises, contusions, and lacerations
  • Broken bones
  • Amputated limbs
  • Burns
  • Electric shocks
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries and concussions
  • Eye and ear injuries

Many of these injuries can take a long time to recover from, and that can mean missing some paychecks. If you don’t want your family to struggle financially, exploring all avenues for compensation is a necessity.

What Can Cause These Kinds of Common Injuries?

As we mentioned, there are plenty of ways to get hurt on a construction job. The common injuries we mentioned above can be caused by:

  • Falls from high places
  • Poor safety training
  • A lack of guardrails or safety barriers
  • Slippery surfaces
  • Poorly installed scaffolding
  • Trench or wall collapses
  • Faulty equipment
  • A lack of protective gear
  • Exposure to chemicals and other dangerous substances

What Should I Do After an Injury?

No matter how you get injured, you must report your injury to your employer right away. This allows them to quickly contact their workers’ compensation insurance provider. You can make a claim and then receive benefits that would help pay medical bills and make up for lost wages.

Once you report your injuries, get medical help as soon as possible. It’s important to know the scope of your injuries and what your road to recovery will look like.

Can I Sue For Damages After Receiving Any of These Common Injuries?

Now normally, if you report your injury and your employer has workers’ comp insurance, you cannot sue. You just collect workers’ comp benefits. However, unlike many other states, Texas does not require employers to carry this insurance. That means that you may have to sue your employer directly if you get hurt on the job.

If your employer has insurance, you still may be able to sue if you were hurt due to someone else’s negligence. Let’s say that your protective gear fails due to a defect or a piece of construction equipment caused your injury due to a malfunction. In cases like these, the manufacturer of the defective item or equipment could be liable. You may be able to file a third-party accident claim against them even as you collect workers’ comp benefits.

Schedule Your Free Consultation

If you need to learn more about your legal options, reach out to the Sahadi Legal Group. We can schedule a free consultation and take the time to evaluate your case closely. If we can help you fight for compensation, we will.