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Industrial/Construction Accidents 

Industrial and construction worksites can be extremely dangerous. Countless workers have suffered extensive and life-altering injuries that negatively impact their ability to earn money and live fulfilling lives.

Fortunately, many of these injury victims have gained compensation based on those injuries.

Compensation for Industrial/Construction Accidents

Workers at construction and industrial sites can pursue compensation for injuries they suffer through a workers’ compensation claim or a personal injury lawsuit.

Workers’ Compensation

Injured workers can pursue workers’ compensation claims if their employer carries this type of insurance, which can cover a portion of an injured worker’s economic setbacks, including:

  • Expenses related to medical treatment for the injury
  • A percentage of the employee’s lost wages
  • Death and burial benefits in the event of a fatality

However, this insurance does not cover nonmonetary losses, such as pain and suffering.

When choosing to file a workers’ compensation claim, the victim is relieved of the burden of proving fault. He or she simply must demonstrate that he or she was injured while working in the normal course of his or her job. Because of this system, workers’ compensation claims are often less complex than personal injury claims and lawsuits.

However, some states such as Texas do not require many private employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance, so this option may not be available to all workers injured in industrial or construction accidents.

Personal Injury Claim or Lawsuit

When an employer does not carry adequate insurance, an injured employee can pursue a personal injury compensation claim or lawsuit.

However, this compensation is not automatic, so injured workers in these circumstances must demonstrate that the employer was somehow negligent or reckless.

The added burden of proving liability comes with a benefit: Workers can seek full monetary and nonmonetary damages for their losses instead of the partial recovery provided by workers’ compensation insurance.

Common Injuries at Industrial/Construction Sites

The work performed at industrial and construction sites is often dangerous. For this reason, workers at these sites suffer serious accidents and injuries more often than many other types of workers.

These accidents include:

  • Slips and falls
  • Falls from high places
  • Electrocutions
  • Burns from fires and chemicals
  • Vehicle-related injuries
  • Equipment-related injuries
  • Injuries caused by flying or falling objects

The injuries that these accidents cause are frequently serious and sometimes fatal. They include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord and back injuries
  • Internal organ damage
  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • Lacerations and abrasions
  • Paralysis
  • Blindness

Free Consultation for Worksite Injuries

Have you or a loved one been injured in an industrial or construction accident? Contact DLL Law to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can potentially help you get maximum compensation for your losses.

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