Construction work is hard. If you don’t believe us, try standing outside in the hot Texas sun for eight hours straight. That’ll give you a glimpse into how difficult construction work can be. Along with being exhausting, construction work can also be quite dangerous. There are safety regulations in Texas to protect workers, but unfortunately, not all employers and/or employees adhere to those regulations, putting fellow workers at significant risk.
Since most construction jobs are paid hourly, an on-the-job injury can be extremely costly for a family that depends on a steady paycheck. Simply put, if you don’t work, you don’t get paid. You’d hope that your employer and their insurance company would take care of you after a construction accident, but that’s not always the case. That’s why it’s important to consult with an attorney before you sign anything from the insurance company. Why? Because you only get one chance to get your claim right.
Once you sign a settlement agreement with the insurance company, they are no longer responsible for your injuries. If the check they cut doesn’t cover all of your expenses, there’s no going back to them for more. That well dries up as soon as you sign on the dotted line. So who’s responsible for the excess medical expenses, lost wages, and other costs associated with your accident?
If you’ve suffered an on-the-job injury, the construction accident attorneys at Daniel Stark encourage you to consult with an attorney before you do anything else. That simple conversation could make a world of difference in both your recovery and your family’s financial future.