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Houston Construction Accident Attorney

Houston is a rapidly growing city.  Construction sites from buildings to road construction can cause serious accidents if construction companies do not take the necessary precautions.

According to OSHA statistics, over 5000 workers died on the job in 2019, of which, 20% were from construction accidents.  Whether you are an employee working in a construction zone or a civilian that got injured or killed due to safety lapses at a construction site, you have the right to fair compensation.  Overall there are over 150,000 construction site accidents reported each year according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The Molina Law Firm has been representing construction accident victims for over 30 years helping them navigate the sometimes complex legal fight against the insurance carriers.  Remember that when you retain Attorney Rick Molina, you pay nothing up front and we only collect a percentage of the compensation you receive only when we have won your case.  Don’t go against the insurance carriers alone.  Attorney Rick Molina will aggressively represent you and fight on your behalf.  We have the knowledge, resources and experience to get you all the compensation for your loss, pain and suffering.

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We are here are ready to help.  If you have been involved in an accident with serious injuries, contact us for a free case evaluation.

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What to do after a construction accident?

Whether you are a construction worker or a bystander that was injured in a construction site accident.  The first thing you should do is get medical attention.  Serious injuries maybe obvious but some injuries that affect the neck or back can become worse over time.  It is always a good idea to get evaluated by medical professionals in the event of a construction site accident injury.

Now, if you are a construction site worker employed by a contractor, you should let your employer know as soon as possible.  Texas has workers compensation laws that will go into effect if your contractor contracts with them.

If you are a civilian that was involved in a construction site accident that resulted in injury, you or your attorney will want to gather as much evidence as possible including photos, witness statements and other pertinent information to help get compensation for your losses.

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Construction Site Accident Statistics

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) handles most of the recording and analyzing of construction site accident statistics.

  • In 2019, over 1,000 fatalities were attributed to construction site accidents on the job.  This means that 1 out of every one the job deaths were in the construction industry.
  • Falls accounted for 39% of the injuries with accidents resulting from falling objects being second.
  • Due to its rapid growth, Texas typically leads the nation in construction related accidents.

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We are here are ready to help.  If you have been involved in an accident with serious injuries, contact us for a free case evaluation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much can I expect to receive in a construction accident claim?

This depends on whether you are an employee working in the construction zone or a civilian that got injured while in the construction zone.

  • If you are an employee and your employer takes part in Texas Workers Compensation program, then your medical bills are covered by the program.  There are other rules and regulations as well.  In most cases, you or your family cannot sue your employer for an injury that happens in the construction site.  If your employer is not part of the Texas Workers Compensation program, then you may be able to sue them for compensation.  There are other mitigating circumstances so it is a good idea to contact the Molina Law Firm to determine your best course of action.
  • If you are a civilian that has been injured due to certain conditions in a construction zone that led to an accident where you have been seriously injured then you are due compensation if the construction company was negligent in safety concerns.  Contact the Molina Law Firm as soon as possible.  It is important to gather as much evidence as soon as possible.  Witness statements and photos are important aspects of your case and every day that passes from the time of the accident makes it less compelling.

Who is at fault in a construction site accident?

Every construction site is different but usually their is one general contractor that is overseeing the building process.  They are typically the main entity responsible for the safety of a construction site.  Each site typically has many sub contractors and each may also be held liable for injuries on the construction site.  Additionally, equipment failure can hold the manufacturer or distributor liable if they did not take care in the maintenance of the equipment or due to a defect in the equipment itself.  There are many variables that come into play in a construction site accident, which is the main reason it is a good idea to contact the Molina Law Firm to represent you best interests and get you the most compensation for your injuries.

Should I accept a settlement offer from the insurance company?

Unfortunately, insurance companies have a conflict of interest in terms of who’s interest they have at heart.  Insurance carriers tend to look at their bottom line when it comes to payouts.  Insurance policies typically have maximums but insurance carriers will try to minimize their payouts.  As such if an insurance company offers you a settlement, then first seek the advice of a personal injury attorney.  When you accept a settlement check, you absolve them of any future liability.  You may not have considered other out of pocket expenses that you will not be able to be compensated for.

Talk to Attorney Rick Molina Today!

When you have been involved in a construction site accident, the damages may be significant and your injuries can be serious.  It is important that you hire an experienced personal injury attorney to represent you so that they can determine how much you have lost and get you compensated properly.  Attorney Rick Molina and the Molina Law Firm is here to help.  We will aggressively represent you by thoroughly investigating the case, gathering all pertinent information, determining present and future pain, suffering and loss then maximizing your compensation.

We work on a contingency basis so you pay us nothing up front and a percentage when we win your case.  We have helped hundreds of people over the past 30 years to get back on their feet after serious injuries and we can help you!

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