Construction is a dangerous industry by nature. Every day, thousands of construction workers put their lives at risk on the job. Thousands of other drivers, bystanders, and pedestrians may also be at risk if the construction site contains defects or hazards. If you or someone you love has suffered injuries in a construction accident, contact a San Antonio construction accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Maloney & Campolo. We offer free, no-obligation consultations about personal injury law.
Why Choose Our Lawyers?
- You will receive honest answers to your questions. We encourage clients to call 24/7 for honest, upfront answers about your construction accident claim.
- You will benefit from lawyers with two decades of experience. In the Law Offices of Maloney & Campolo‘s history, we have recovered more than $150 million on behalf of our clients.
- You will not have to pay unless we win. We operate on a contingency fee arrangement. There are no upfront costs, and no fees at all unless we win.
Why You Need a Construction Accident Lawyer in San Antonio
Construction accident law can be difficult to navigate on your own. Insurance companies involved in construction accident claims typically try to deny or delay payout to save money. They may even allege your comparative fault for your injuries. Level the playing field by hiring a San Antonio construction accident attorney. Your lawyer will handle settlement negotiations for you, while you focus on healing from your injuries. Regardless of what caused your construction site accident, an attorney can help you fight for compensation.
Types of Construction Accidents and Injuries
Construction is the deadliest industry for workers, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Construction accounts for one in five worker deaths in the U.S. each year. Power tools, heavy machinery, dangerous materials, scaffolds, and working from heights all pose threats to worker safety. Construction zones can also be dangerous for drivers and pedestrians. Many different hazards can risk lives in the construction industry.
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Struck-by object
- Scaffold accidents
- Caught-in/between equipment or objects
- Collapsing structures
- Exposure to hazardous materials
- Asbestos exposure
- Auto accidents
- Fires and gas explosions
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Respiratory diseases
Construction workers can suffer severe injuries to the head, brain, eyes, ears, or spinal cord during on-the-job accidents. Burns, broken bones, electric shocks, lacerations, and concussions are all common injuries. Bystanders could also suffer serious, life-changing injuries because of unsafe construction zones. After a serious construction accident, it is up to the victim to review his or her rights with help from a San Antonio construction accident attorney. Hiring a lawyer can ensure the victim pursues compensation with the best odds of success.
Liability for a Construction Accident in San Antonio
Accidents and injuries that happen at construction sites may come down to the fault and legal responsibility of a construction company, the government, a property owner, a product manufacturer, or a combination of parties. Determining the defendant in your case may take an investigation from a law firm.
Your attorney can review who was present at the time of your accident, what the duties of your employer or the construction site manager were, and who might be accountable for damages. Your case could involve more than one party sharing fault for your damages. In this case, your odds of securing fair compensation for your damages could increase, since multiple defendants might owe you money.
Contact the Law Offices of Maloney & Campolo Today
Working in construction comes with many potential risks to your physical health. It is your employer’s duty to reasonably protect you from these risks. The same is true of a site manager in keeping the general public safe during a construction project in San Antonio. If you suffered injuries as a worker or a bystander, you have rights. Protect them with help from a San Antonio personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Maloney & Campolo. Contact us online today to request your free consultation or call us at (210) 922-2200.