At Shefman Law, home of Austin’s finest construction accident lawyers, we’re always saddened to hear of injuries and bodily harm sustained due to an employer’s lack of preparation or follow through. In an incident that occurred on February 13th, two young men in their 20’s were seriously injured after falling from scaffolding at an Austin construction site. It’s always a tragedy when anyone suffers a serious injury on the job, but it’s important to remember that there are avenues for construction workers that endure injuries on site. The state of Texas requires a safe environment for every worker, and when standards aren’t met, we can see terrible accidents such as this one. What can and should be done when you or a loved one suffers a construction site injury that is the result of employer negligence?
One thing that is important to remember is that third parties can and should be held accountable for the failures of their safety programs. As construction accident injury attorneys, Shefman Law has a firm grip on the various ways to pursue compensation for workers injured on the job site, including holding these third parties responsible for their failures. The manufacturers of all the various equipment used on the job site can be responsible for injury and death, including scaffolding, conveyors, ladders, forklifts, and cranes. The first step in gaining compensation for a construction accident injury is to consider the ways in which these third parties may be at fault for injury or death.
It is also essential to consider the ways in which an employer’s negligence can be the root cause behind a debilitating injury. Owners of projects expect contractors to produce a quality project at a competitive price, but this does not mean that a contractor can cut corners on safety to reach the right price for the customer or to achieve the most profit. The Austin construction accident injury lawyers at Shefman Law have the skills and resources to determine where blame lies in these types of cases, and have the grit and determination to take your case all the way to trial. We have yet to lose a case, and you can be sure that we’ll give our all to get you or your loved ones the compensation you rightly deserve.
Don’t let an accident caused by negligence go unpunished. Contact Austin’s construction accident attorneys at Shefman Law to begin on the road to getting a fair and just result for your case.