Austin Construction Accident Attorneys

Austin Construction Lawyer for Accident Victims

Austin construction sites present many potential dangers to everyone on the site. As general contractors, subcontractors, equipment companies, and the site owner come together, mitigating hazards can fall through the cracks, leading to serious injuries.

Construction accident injuries can often linger long after the initial incident, causing extreme complications in the patient's everyday life. 

If you suffered injuries in an Austin construction accident, Fletcher Law Office can help you. Contact an Austin construction attorney at (512) 619-4006 for your free consultation where we can explain your rights after a construction accident in Austin. 

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At Fletcher Law Office, we have a strong history of results that our clients can count on, including a case in which we helped a bicyclist recover $90,000 after suffering injuries due to the negligence of a construction company. While our past results cannot guarantee the results of any future claim, we have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for hundreds of clients throughout our practice. 

We Have the Resources and Experience to Succeed.

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When you need to go up against big construction companies and insurance companies, you need a law firm with substantial resources on your side: one that can help guide you through the claim process and fight to help you recover the compensation you deserve. At Fletcher Law Office, we have extensive resources that we can put behind your accident claim, aiding you in your pursuit of justice for your construction site injuries. 

We Make It Easy to Get in Touch.

At Fletcher Law Office, we can bring clients into our office in downtown Austin or connect with them virtually or over the phone, depending on their needs. We understand the challenges you face after construction accident injuries, including difficulty getting around, and we aim to make the legal consultation process as easy on you as possible. 

Construction Accident Lawyer in Austin, Texas area

After a construction site accident in Austin, you may have a lot of bills piling up and little income while you recover from your injuries. At Fletcher Law Office, we start with a free consultation that will help us better understand what led to your accident and the compensation you deserve. Then, we accept our cases on a contingent fee basis: if you do not win, we do not get paid. 

Fletcher Law Office will fight to help our clients recover fair compensation for the damages associated with a serious construction site accident. Contact us at (512) 619-4006 to schedule your consultation today.

Compensation in Austin Construction Accident Claims

To determine the type of compensation you can expect to recover as part of a construction accident claim, you need to look at what type of claim you have the right to file. 

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Workers’ Compensation Claims for Construction Site Accidents

Working as a construction worker can carry significant risks. It remains one of the most dangerous jobs in America. If you suffer injuries in a construction accident as a construction worker or otherwise enter a construction site for work-related reasons, you may have the right to file a workers' compensation claim. A workers' comp claim works slightly differently than a standard injury claim.

When you file a workers' comp claim, you have the right to:

  • Coverage for your medical bills. Workers' comp will pay for medical treatment for injuries sustained in your construction site accident directly, which means you will not have to worry about managing those payments. 
  • Compensation for a portion of your income, usually two-thirds, while you cannot work due to your injuries.
  • Compensatory payment if you suffered permanent disability because of your construction accident injuries. 

Sometimes, getting workers' comp to take your needs seriously or get approved for much-needed medical procedures after your accident can prove difficult. If you struggle with workers' comp insurance, talk to a lawyer at Fletcher Law Office to learn more about your rights and how you can fight for fair treatment after your accident.

Personal Injury Claims for Construction Site Accidents

If your construction site accident occurred due to the negligence of another party, you may need to file a personal injury claim to help you seek compensation for those losses. A personal injury claim involves a direct claim against the party that caused your accident, including a negligent construction company, subcontractor, or equipment manufacturer.

A personal injury claim includes several key areas of compensation.

  • Compensation for your medical expenses. Talk to your lawyer about the specific medical bills you had to deal with as a direct result of your construction site accident. 
  • Compensation for any wages you missed out on because of your accident. Your personal injury lawyer can help you look at all the wages you missed out on because of your accident. 
  • Compensation for your pain and suffering. A lawyer can help give you a better idea of how to include the non-financial losses you had to deal with as part of your injury claim. 

At Fletcher Law Office, we can help you learn more about how to include all the losses you sustained as part of a comprehensive construction accident claim. 

Austin Construction Site Accidents: What You Need to Know

Texas sees between 488 and 608 fatal workplace accidents each year. Around 127 of those fatalities occur in the construction industry.

Common injuries on Texas construction sites may include:

  • Transportation-related injuries (33 fatalities in the construction industry each year). Construction workers often drive to their job sites daily and may need to pick up materials or do other transportation-related tasks. 
  • Slips, trips, and falls (50 fatalities in the construction industry annually). Fatal falls occur because construction workers often need to work at heights and may not use safe equipment. 
  • Exposure to harmful substances or environments (20 fatalities each year). Construction workers may need to work with various substances that can later pose a serious hazard. Regular exposure to dangerous substances increases the risk of significant injury or death. 
  • Contact with objects and equipment (18 fatalities each year). Construction workers may need to use potentially dangerous equipment as part of their regular job duties. Improper training or failure to incorporate safety protocols increases the risk that construction workers will be involved in a dangerous or deadly accident. 

In Texas, you have two years after an accident to file an injury claim, though the statute of limitations does allow some exceptions, including injury to a minor. You must report a workplace injury within 30 days of the accident to pursue compensation. 

Fighting the Insurance Company After an Austin Construction Site Accident

After an accident on an Austin construction site, you will generally seek compensation through an insurance company: either workers' comp insurance or the insurance company that covers the liable party. Unfortunately, the claim process may not go as smoothly as you might hope. You may find yourself dealing with a number of challenges that may decrease the compensation you can recover. 

Workers’ Comp Construction Claims in Austin

Workers' comp may attempt to:

  • Ignore the extent of your injuries
  • Pressure you to get back to work as soon as possible
  • Deny or delay necessary medical procedures, increasing your suffering
  • Fail to pay out compensatory payments for lost income on time

By working with Fletcher Law Office, you can feel confident that you know your rights as you fight to have them recognized. 

Personal Injury Construction Claims in Austin

When you file a personal injury claim, you may have different challenges to contend with.

The insurance company that covers the liable party may:

  • Ignore the extent of your injuries or insist that you have a preexisting condition that led to your suffering rather than suffering because of the accident that occurred due to the negligence of the liable party
  • Pressure you to accept liability for the incident rather than placing liability on the party covered by the insurance policy
  • Try to pressure you into accepting a low settlement offer, especially if the insurance company issues a quick offer soon after the accident
  • Delay payment for as long as possible

At Fletcher Law Office, we understand the challenges insurance companies can throw in your way as you deal with a serious injury claim. We help our clients fight even the big names in construction insurance so that they can pursue the full compensation they deserve. 

After Your Austin Construction Accident: Your Next Steps

After an Austin construction accident, protect yourself and your right to compensation.

  • Follow the instructions given by your medical care provider. Do not ignore those instructions or brush them aside. 
  • Document your medical treatment needs and the progression of your recovery.
  • Get in touch with an attorney as soon as possible. 

Avoid speaking with the insurance company directly. Instead, let your lawyer handle it to protect your right to compensation.

Contact Fletcher Law Office for Help With Your Austin Construction Accident Claim

The aftermath of an Austin construction accident can prove incredibly complicated as you fight with the insurance company for the compensation you deserve. Let Fletcher Law Office help with the fight. Contact us at (512) 619-4006 to learn more about your rights. 


When Should I Contact an Attorney After a Construction Site Accident in Austin?

If you suffered injuries in an Austin construction site accident, get in touch with an attorney as soon after the accident as possible. An attorney can help you collect evidence related to your claim and provide more information about what type of claim best suits your needs or the compensation you deserve for those injuries.

You may also want to call an attorney if:

  • You have trouble getting workers' comp to acknowledge when and where your injury occurred
  • You feel pressured to get back to work too soon after a workplace injury
  • You have questions about your rights related to an injury claim
  • You receive a low settlement offer from the insurance company that handles your claim
  • The insurance company refuses to acknowledge the extent of your injuries
  • The insurance company denies liability for the incident

By working with a lawyer, many people feel more confident about the outcome of the claim process. 

Should I File an Injury Claim or a Workers’ Comp Claim After an Austin Construction Accident?

If you suffered injuries on a construction site as a construction worker, you may need to file a workers' comp claim. On the other hand, if the negligence of another party on the site caused your accident, you may have the right to file an injury claim. Sometimes, you may have the right to file both a workers' comp claim and a personal injury claim based on how your accident occurred. Contact an attorney at Fletcher Law Office to discuss the best way to handle your claim.

How Do I Know if I Have Grounds to File a Claim After an Accident on a Construction Site in Austin?

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If you suffered injuries due to the negligence of another party, including the construction company or an equipment manufacturer, you may have grounds to file a personal injury claim. An attorney can help you determine what type of negligence caused the incident and who bears liability for it. 

If you suffered injuries on a job site while taking care of job duties, on the other hand, you would generally have the right to file a workers' comp claim, regardless of whether an act of negligence occurred. You may also have the right to file a workers' comp claim when you make a mistake or commit a negligent act that leads to an injury at work. Talk to an attorney to learn more about your rights.

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Fletcher Law Office, LLC

Address: 800 Brazos St #100,
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 619-4006