Construction sites in Brazos County are inherently dangerous, with potential hazards that can lead to severe accidents, significant injuries, and fatalities. At The Payne Law Group, we recognize the devastating impact these accidents can have on workers and their families. 

With our unparalleled expertise in construction law and workers’ rights, we are dedicated to providing robust legal support to those affected. We guide our clients through the complexities of filing claims, including navigating workers’ compensation and pursuing third-party claims when necessary. 

If you’ve been injured on a construction site, we can help you secure the compensation and justice you deserve. Contact us today to get started with an expert construction accident attorney. We proudly serve construction workers in Collge Station and Bryan. 

Construction Workers Have Legal Rights

Construction workers are entitled to a range of legal rights designed to ensure their safety and provide financial support in case of workplace injuries. Key legal protections include:

Workers’ Compensation

This is a mandatory insurance program that provides benefits to employees who suffer work-related injuries or illnesses. It covers medical expenses, a portion of lost wages, and rehabilitation costs, without requiring proof of employer negligence.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Regulations

OSHA sets and enforces protective workplace safety and health standards. Construction workers have the right to work in environments that do not pose a risk of serious harm.

Right to Sue for Damages

If injuries result from negligence by parties other than the employer, such as equipment manufacturers or other contractors, workers may file third-party claims for damages not covered by workers’ compensation, including pain and suffering and full lost wages.

At Payne Law Group, we help workers navigate these complex legal landscapes, ensuring they receive the fullest protection and compensation available under the law.

Common Construction Accidents

A wide range of accidents can occur at construction due to the complex nature of the work and the environment. According to OSHA, the most common construction accidents (the “Fatal Four) include:

  • Falls from heights: Workers can fall from scaffolding, ladders, or roofs, often resulting in severe injuries due to the heights involved.
  • Struck-by object: This includes being hit by falling tools, materials, or debris, which are particularly common on busy sites.
  • Caught-in/between: Workers can get caught in or compressed by equipment and objects or struck, caught, or crushed in collapsing structures.
  • Electrocution: Contact with exposed wires or faulty electrical equipment can lead to severe injuries or fatalities.

These accidents can lead to catastrophic injuries or death, underscoring the necessity for stringent safety measures and comprehensive training on construction sites. At The Payne Law Group, we help injured construction workers obtain just compensation for their suffering.

Understanding Third-Party Claims in Construction Accidents

In construction accidents, third-party claims are crucial for obtaining compensation beyond what workers’ compensation offers, primarily when injuries result from the actions or negligence of parties other than the employer:

  • Manufacturer liability: The manufacturer can be held responsible if an accident is caused by defective machinery or equipment.
  • Contractor/subcontractor responsibility: Third-party claims can also result from accidents caused by the negligence of contractors and/or subcontractors who are not your direct employer.
  • Site owner negligence: If unsafe conditions on the property contributed to the accident, the property owner might be liable.

These claims allow for the recovery of damages not covered by workers’ compensation, such as pain and suffering, lost wages, and punitive damages in cases of gross negligence. 

Our firm specializes in identifying all liable parties and maximizing the compensation our clients deserve through powerful legal advocacy. Lead attorney Scott Scherr, Board-Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, guides each case with precision to ensure the best possible outcome. 

How Payne Law Group Can Help

Our experienced Bryan construction accident attorneys are here to help you get the compensation you deserve through workers’ compensation and third-party claims. We meticulously and comprehensively investigate each case, leaving no stone unturned, working to identify all potential sources of liability and building a compelling case on behalf of our clients.

We recognize that the aftermath of a construction accident can be overwhelming physically, emotionally, and financially. Our team is dedicated to handling all aspects of your claim—from initial consultation to litigation, if necessary. We strive to ensure you receive full compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses. Let The Payne Law Group be your advocates and allies, fighting for your rights while you focus on recovery.

Contact Our Experienced Bryan Construction Accident Attorney Today

If you’ve been injured in a construction accident in Bryan, College Station, or Brazos County, you need The Payne Law Group by your side. Contact us today for a free consultation