Fort Worth Construction Accident Lawyers
Fighting for injured employees and contractors for more than 30 years
Fort Worth is growing. New homes, buildings, and roads are being built on a continual basis, as well as ongoing maintenance and repairs. While construction work helps improve the entire Fort Worth community, construction work is dangerous. Construction sites and contractors must follow local building codes, industry standards, and various regulations. Workers, drivers, and pedestrians are at risk for catastrophic injuries, permanent injuries, and fatalities. When construction accidents happen, you need an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side.
At Slack Davis Sanger, our Fort Worth construction accident lawyers understand why construction accidents happen and who is responsible. Our lawyers have been fighting for Fort Worth accident victims for more than 30 years. We help victims of roadway construction accidents, building construction accidents, landscape construction accidents, and other types of workplace accidents. Our lawyers fight to obtain full compensation for all your economic and non-economic damages.
What are the different types of construction jobs in Fort Worth?
At Slack Davis Sanger, we handle claims involving all types of construction work including:
- Commercial construction. This work includes retail offices, professional offices, restaurants, grocery stores, and other businesses.
- Residential construction. This work includes homes, apartment complexes, condominiums, coops, townhouses, dormitories, and other homes.
- Infrastructure construction. This work includes bridges, roads, sewer systems, and airports.
- Industrial construction. This work includes manufacturing plants, oil refineries, and warehouses.
- Landscaping construction. This includes parks, lakes, trees, and other nature sites.
What types of construction workers do you represent?
We are proud to represent all types of workers. We appreciate your contributions to the community and your need to pay your bills. We fight for the following types of workers:
How often do construction accidents happen?
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the industry sector that had the most workplace deaths in 2020 was construction. Falls were a leading cause of fatal construction accidents.
Of the total 1,008 fatal construction injuries in 2020, 192 occurred in the construction of buildings and 194 occurred in heavy civil and engineering construction. 576 deaths from construction injuries occurred among specialty trade contractors, including structural steel contractors, masonry contractors, roofing contractors, and more.
What kinds of construction accidents do your Fort Worth lawyers handle?
Our Fort Worth construction accident lawyers represent construction workers, drivers, and pedestrians who are injured due to:
Falls. Workers who fall from ladders, scaffolds, and any high height are likely to suffer catastrophic injuries - if they survive. Workers who suffer trips or slips and falls (because the ground is not level, they trip over tools, or for other reasons) often suffer severe injuries.
Moving vehicles. Construction work often involves bringing trucks, bulldozers, cranes, and other equipment to a worksite. Workers and anyone near the worksite may be injured when involved in car accidents with construction vehicles. Roadway construction is especially dangerous because drivers need to be directed away from the area to protect the workers and themselves.
Electrical exposure. Construction often involves working with different types of power tools. Workers also regularly perform their jobs near power lines. Exposure to any electrical current is often deadly.
Exposure to dangerous chemicals. Chemicals create two types of dangers. Workers who breathe dangerous toxins can suffer lung and other respiratory disorders. Workers whose skin comes into contact with toxins often suffer serious burns that may require skin grafts and plastic surgery. One common chemical danger is carbon monoxide poisoning.
Being caught between objects. Construction workers may work in cramped spaces which creates the risk of being crushed by machines, vehicles, and other heavy objects.
Construction workers may also be injured by explosions, being pinned by an object, and fires.
What are common construction accident injuries?
At Slack Davis Sanger, our Fort Worth lawyers work with your doctors and our own network of physicians and experts. We help construction workers who have one or more of the following injuries:
We work to confirm the injuries you have, the type of medical care you will need, the cost of your care, and all the ways your injuries affect your life.
Who is liable for a Fort Worth construction accident?
Our Fort Worth construction accident lawyers work to hold everyone who caused your injuries liable for your losses or the death of a loved one. These defendants may include:
- The owners of the worksite
- Construction companies
- General contractors and subcontractors
We may also file claims against parent companies and subsidiaries.
What are my legal rights after a Fort Worth construction accident?
The type of claim you file depends on how the accident happened and your relationship to the defendant. Our Fort Worth construction accident lawyers file the following types of claims:
A personal injury claim. Injury victims have a right to claim a property owner breached their duty of care to you. This type of claim requires showing that the owner was negligent. Damages include your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, any scarring and disfigurement, and other damages.
A product liability claim. Here, we assert that a tool, piece of equipment, an item of machinery, or a vehicle part caused your injuries. These claims require a showing that the product was defective due to faulty design, workmanship, warnings, or instructions. These damages claims are essentially the same as for a personal injury claim.
A wrongful death claim. When a loved one tragically dies, we file a wrongful death claim on behalf of a spouse, parent, or child. We assert the family’s right to compensation for funeral bills, the loss of income the decedent would have provided, the value of the comfort and support your loved one would have provided, and other damages.
We work with product safety experts to show products were defective. We investigate whether any Occupational Safety and Health Administration rules, Fort Worth building codes, or industry standards were broken. Our attorneys will work with you to determine the proper legal path for securing the financial compensation to which you are entitled. Simply contact us for a consultation.
Do you have a construction lawyer near me?
Slack Davis Sanger meets construction accident victims and families at our Fort Worth office located at 100 Lexington Street. Suite 70. Our lawyers also meet with clients at our offices in Austin and Dallas.
Talk with an experienced Fort Worth construction accident lawyer today
At Slack Davis Sanger, our Fort Worth construction accident lawyers understand the unique challenges involved with construction accidents. Many victims can never return to work. Many victims live with constant pain that prevents them from functioning and enjoying life. We thoroughly prepare and argue your case, working for the best possible outcome. We take pride in showing juries and insurance adjusters why the defendants should be held liable for your life-changing injuries. Please call us at 800-455-8686 or use our contact form to schedule an appointment today.
Fort Worth Office
100 Lexington Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Main Fort Worth Practice Areas