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Aggressive Beaumont Construction Accident Attorneys Assist Victims

Skillful Texas litigators represent clients injured at work sites

Construction is one of the most dangerous industries, accounting for approximately 20 percent of all private workplace fatalities every year. In Texas alone, hundreds of workers die annually and many more are injured. Construction site visitors and nearby pedestrians have also been victims of accidents. Determining who can be held liable for a construction injury is often a complicated process. At the Bernsen Law Firm in Beaumont, our attorneys possess the experience and skill to evaluate the circumstances of your accident and identify the parties that may be negligent.

Trusted lawyers advise individuals hurt in falls and machinery accidents

Many construction site accidents are preventable. Despite this, common incidents on building and repair projects include:

  • Scaffolding falls
  • Ladder falls
  • Falling objects
  • Roofing accidents
  • Building collapse
  • Electrocutions
  • Vehicle back-up accidents
  • Power line injuries
  • Asbestos exposure
  • Forklift accidents
  • Crane accidents
  • Trench collapses
  • Slips and falls

The people in charge of any construction site may help others avoid disaster by following OSHA protocols, providing proper safety training, acquiring the equipment workers need and consistently inspecting the site. Workers and pedestrians may prevent accidents by being aware of their surroundings at all times.

Construction on roadways presents additional hazards. Our law firm also represents workers, drivers and passengers injured in highway construction accidents.

Determined firm seeks compensation for full cost of construction site injuries

Construction site injuries can range from minor to severe. The most serious injuries include:

  • Paralysis
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Amputation
  • Impalement
  • Fractures
  • Burns
  • Electrocution
  • Internal injuries
  • Suffocation
  • Eye injuries
  • Hearing loss
  • Illness resulting from chemical exposure

A construction site injury can require expensive medical attention along with long-term follow-up treatment and rehabilitation. If someone other than you or your employer created the conditions that caused your accident, they might be legally responsible for covering your costs.

If you are injured at a construction site, seek medical attention immediately and report your injury to the site manager as soon as possible. Document everything you can about what led to the accident and where it occurred. Witness accounts and photographs are the type of evidence that can prove your injury resulted from unsafe conditions or negligence.

One of our firm’s experienced attorneys can advise you on the relevant law, develop a case strategy, calculate the total damages to seek from a liable party, file a lawsuit and fight for your rights in court. Recoverable damages may include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Cost of future care
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering

Texas maintains a statute of limitations for filing personal injury claims. To have a valid case in court, you must file your claim within two years of the date of the injury. It is advisable to work with an attorney to file your claim promptly.

Experienced litigators assert liability of negligent construction companies

In a third-party personal injury claim, you will need to allege that one or more people or companies are liable for your injury expenses because of their negligence. Identifying the right defendants is crucial to succeeding in a personal injury lawsuit.

Negligence occurs when one party breaches their duty of care to another person, resulting in an injury. On a typical construction site, several people or entities may have a duty of care to workers and people who visit or pass by the site. The negligent parties named as defendants in construction site accident lawsuits may include:

  • Property owners
  • Construction companies
  • Scaffolding companies
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Electricians
  • Insurance companies
  • Equipment manufacturers

Mistakes, poor judgment calls, deliberate actions or indifference from any of these parties can have far-reaching consequences. We will investigate whether any of the following caused or contributed to your accident:

  • Defective industrial equipment
  • Unsafe or inadequate equipment
  • Improper installation of scaffolding
  • Lack of protections for workers or passersby
  • Drug or alcohol use
  • Inattentive or reckless construction workers or supervisors
  • Property owner negligence
  • Faulty wiring
  • Tripping hazards
  • Insufficient safety precautions
  • Inadequate warnings

If a family member died in a fatal construction accident, our attorneys can file a wrongful death lawsuit to seek compensation that addresses income your deceased loved one would have provided and other aspects of your loss.

Contact respected Beaumont construction accident injury litigators for a free consultation

Located in Beaumont, the experienced trial lawyers of the Bernsen Law Firm aggressively represent the interests of individuals injured at construction sites in southeast Texas. To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our knowledgeable professionals, call 409-212-9994 or contact us online.

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  • "I can't begin to thank Cade Bernsen and Bernsen Law Firm for believing in me and my case. They did everything and then some that I couldn't even imagine to see me through my difficult case. They stood beside me as we made it through many obstacles that were put in our path. " - Pam Parker

  • "When you need the best legal team and advice this is where you turn to. When you need the best legal team and advice this is where you turn to. They will take on the Corporate giants to make sure justice is rendered. They truly care about their clients and have your back! They helped my family and I was completely satisfied." - Christi Lynn

  • "I would like to personally thank the Attorneys and Staff of Bernsen Law Firm for their dedication and tireless efforts which contributed to successful litigation. Guiding me through the legal process, the steadfast confidence of Team Bernsen allowed me to relax knowing that my case was going to be handled in a competent, concise and positive manner. " - Bill Van Benthuysen

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