Turn to Jonathan C. Kieschnick if you were injured in a construction accident
Construction accidents are life-altering events that often occur in the blink of an eye. Working in construction is physically demanding and very dangerous, and there are many instances when workers are injured or even killed due to negligent decisions on the part of their employer. Jonathan Kieschnick, an experienced personal injury lawyer that helps those that have been injured in on-the-job construction accidents, believes in standing up for workers against unscrupulous employers.
As a Super Lawyer and Board-Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer, Jonathan handles these complex cases with expertise, care, and compassion. Rest assured Jonathan will work diligently to secure the compensation to which you are entitled to help you in the recovery process.
What are common construction accidents?
Construction work is a high-risk profession where injuries on the job may result in serious injury, disability, disfigurement, or even death. Even the best conditions can be recipe for disaster due to machines, heights, crowding, electricity, traffic, weather, and other factors. Some of the most common construction accidents personal injury trial lawyers such as Jonathan deal with include:
- Incidents involving cranes
- Job site fires and job site explosions can be exacerbated by loose electrical lines, combustible materials, worksite crowding, and machines
- Forklift accidents, especially considering their weight and power
- Defective, unsafe work equipment either due to faulty design, bad manufacturing, or poor maintenance
- Falling equipment or debris, especially building materials
- Scaffolding accidents, a common fall from height
- “Stuck-in-between” accidents, where a worker becomes stuck between two massive items, whether it is equipment or structures
Negligent decisions on the part of your employer increase the likelihood of these incidents. These could be decisions such as cutting corners or just failing to maintain basic safety standards for the work site.
Your employer has a duty to care
Many times, Jonathan sees that employers can be liable for construction work injury claims because of their failure to live up to its duty of care. It is reasonable to expect, as a worker, that your employer will ensure that:
- You and the rest of the crew are properly trained to do your jobs safely
- You and the rest of the crew are qualified to do the job (and do it safely)
- You and the rest of the crew have all necessary safety equipment that is in good condition
- All safety policies are to be enforced
- Proactive measures are taken to eliminate dangers on the site or at least provide appropriate warning of those dangers
- All equipment that is used by either you or any other member of the crew is safe to operate
Your employer may or may not offer workers’ compensation insurance—it is not required by Texas law. However, if there is no worker’s compensation, you may be able to obtain compensation for your injury. Jonathan will review your case, including the company’s insurance policies (or lack thereof), and advise you on what to do next about your claim.
Contact Jonathan today about your construction accident claim
If you have been injured on a construction job, do not try to pursue your claim without speaking to an attorney first. Your employer will have an aggressive legal team ready to push for a settlement and, in effect, hamper your right to seek fair compensation for your injury. Jonathan doesn’t like bullies, and he doesn’t appreciate it when legal teams of the employer try to bully and hurt employees. Call Jonathan today for a consultation and let him fight them on your behalf.