Texas has one of the strongest economies of any state in the U.S., and that means there’s a big demand for new homes, retail establishments, and industrial buildings. Construction is a significant industry in the Lone Star State, which means jobs in the field are plentiful.
And while those jobs pay well, they also come with a host of dangers and risks. Construction workers often work on catwalks or on locations that are well above ground level, and their jobs also may require them to be around live wires, heavy machinery, and big vehicles. All of those factors combine to create a potentially dangerous occupation.
At Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers, our Texas construction accident lawyers are here to help workers who were hurt on the job, but we also know that many claims are harmed early on due to three common mistakes, including:
- Waiting too long to report their accidents—Injured workers should tell their managers, supervisors, or foremen about their accidents immediately. Waiting too long can cause their employers and the workers’ compensation board to view their claims with suspicion.
- Lying about their injuries—Exaggerating the severity of injuries can cause a compensation claim to be reduced or even denied, as can downplaying them. Injured workers should always be truthful from the get-go.
- Not getting a lawyer—The workers’ compensation system is often stacked against the average worker. Workers who have lawyers on their sides are better equipped to face the challenges the system puts up.
Don’t fall victim to those mistakes—get the money you deserve by getting experienced legal representation after a construction accident.