Attorney Analysis: In the second section of this article, construction injury lawyer Marc Lenahan discusses financial compensation for construction accidents.
A Dallas construction worker was injured on Friday, May 1, after a partial trench collapsed and trapped him in a ditch.
The accident occurred near the intersection of Stone Canyon Road and Meadow Road.
According to Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesperson Jason Evans, the worker was in a 16-foot deep ditch when part of the walls collapsed on his legs. He was trapped up to his waist but managed to free himself from the dirt before first responders got to the scene. However, he was too injured to free himself from the hole.
The DFR Urban Search and Rescue Team rescued the worker by lifting him from the ditch using a hoist system. Medics then brought him to a local hospital for evaluation and treatment.
Marc Lenahan is a work injury lawyer who has represented construction workers in lawsuits. Marc has offered to discuss situations where construction workers could have grounds for an injury lawsuit or settlement:
Injured construction workers often face a wide range of personal and financial difficulties as a result of their injuries. Many of these workers may wonder about their options for financial compensation that can cover medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Liability for construction accidents is complex. In many cases, the construction worker may only qualify for workers' compensation. But there are some situations where injured construction workers may have grounds for a work injury lawsuit. These lawsuits are available in situations where the accident was caused by a negligent third party - someone other than the worker's employer or coworkers.
For example, if a trench collapsed because of an error made by an excavator, the injured worker may have grounds for a lawsuit against the excavator.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident, you can learn more about your legal rights by discussing your case with one of our experienced construction accident lawyers.