Abilene Construction Accident Lawyers

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  • Experienced advocacy: The Law Firm of Chaile Allen has focused knowledge in construction accident claims, offering experienced legal support, thorough investigation, and a strong commitment to advocating for the rights and full compensation of injured workers in Abilene and surrounding areas. Contact us here or give us a call at 325-670-9282 for a free consultation. 
  • Causes of accidents: Common causes of construction accidents include equipment malfunction, falls from heights, electrical hazards, insufficient training, and overexertion, each requiring specific legal considerations for a successful claim.
  • Determining liability: Identifying liable parties in construction accidents is complex, potentially involving employers, contractors, property owners, government entities, and third parties, depending on the specific circumstances of each case.
  • Workers’ compensation and third-party claims: Chaile Allen helps navigate claims against third parties who may be responsible for the accident, ensuring a comprehensive approach to seeking justice and compensation.
The Law Firm of Chaile Allen, PLLC
Chaile Allen
June 27, 2024

Construction Accident Lawyer in Abilene, TX

Construction sites may be some of the most hazardous workplaces with a high potential for accidents leading to serious injury or even fatality. When accidents occur, navigating the complexities of a construction accident claim can be overwhelming for victims. Skilled in the state’s specific laws and regulations, Chaile Allen will provide legal and emotional support, including investigating the accident, identifying liable parties, and pinpointing any negligence surrounding state and federal safety regulations.

At The Law Firm of Chaile Allen, we have focused knowledge of construction accident claims and are committed to advocating for the rights of injured workers. With years of experience and compassionate understanding, our Abilene personal injury lawyers will fight for the full extent of the compensation you deserve, including damages related to the physical, emotional, and financial impacts of the accident.

Causes of Construction Accidents

Construction accidents stem from a variety of causes. The following are common causes of construction accidents we handle:

  • Equipment malfunction or failure: Defective or improperly maintained equipment can lead to severe accidents. Claims may involve product liability issues where manufacturers or suppliers of faulty equipment are held accountable.
  • Falls from heights: One of the most common causes of construction accidents is falls from scaffolding, ladders, or other elevated platforms. These incidents typically raise questions about workplace safety practices and adherence to safety regulations.
  • Electrical hazards: Electrocutions or electrical burns often occur due to exposed wiring, power line contact, or faulty electrical equipment. We may investigate whether proper safety protocols were followed and if there was negligence in maintaining a safe environment.
  • Structural collapses: The collapse of trenches, scaffolding, or buildings can result in catastrophic injuries. Such accidents may point to negligence in structural design, construction, or inspection processes.
  • Exposure to hazardous materials: Workers exposed to hazardous substances may suffer long-term health consequences. We may examine whether there was proper handling and disclosure of these materials.
  • Lack of safety measures: Inadequate safety measures, such as insufficient protective gear or failure to implement safety protocols, are a significant cause of accidents.
  • Inadequate training and supervision: Accidents resulting from insufficient training or poor supervision can lead to claims focusing on the negligence of supervisors or employers in ensuring worker safety and competence.
  • Overexertion and fatigue: Overworking and fatigue can lead to mistakes and accidents. If unsafe working conditions and practices are the cause, we may investigate whether the employer adhered to labor laws regarding working hours and breaks.

Each of these causes involves specific legal considerations and demands a thorough investigation to establish liability. At The Law Firm of Chaile Allen, our Abilene construction accident attorneys know how to craft a strong legal strategy to increase your chances of a successful resolution.

Who Is Liable for Construction Accidents in Abilene?

In Abilene, Texas, construction accident claims can be complex due to the variety of parties that may be held liable. The nature of the construction industry often involves multiple entities, each of which could be responsible for maintaining safe working conditions. Workers’ compensation benefits can protect an employer from being sued when construction accidents occur.  It also provides employees with access to medical treatment for their work-related injury, income benefits to replace some of the wages they’ve lost, and income benefits for beneficiaries of an employee who dies from a work-related injury.  Texas, however, is the only state in America that does not require employers to carry workers’ compensation benefits.  If your employer does not carry workers’ compensation insurance or if a third party is at fault, you may be able to sue for just compensation for your injury.

If a third party is at fault, Chaile Allen will analyze your situation and help you understand your legal options. The following are parties that may be held liable in a construction accident claim:

  • Employers and contractors: If you are not covered by workers’ compensation, the primary employer or contractor overseeing the construction project is often held responsible for ensuring that the worksite adheres to safety regulations. 
  • Property owners: In some cases, the owner of the property where the construction is taking place may be liable, especially if their negligence contributed to unsafe conditions. This can include failing to disclose known hazards or not keeping the property safe.
  • Subcontractors: Subcontractors are often used on larger projects and have a responsibility to ensure their work complies with safety standards. If their negligence leads to an accident on the job site, they can be held liable.
  • Equipment manufacturers: If a construction accident results from defective equipment, the manufacturer can be held liable under product liability.
  • Architects and engineers: If a construction accident occurs due to a design flaw or failure to adhere to safety standards in the design, architects and engineers can be held responsible.
  • Government entities: In some cases, government entities might be involved, especially if the construction project is a public work or if the government failed to enforce safety regulations properly.
  • Third parties: Other third parties, such as material suppliers or independent consultants, might also hold some liability, especially if their actions or products contributed to the unsafe conditions leading to an accident.

At The Law Firm of Chaile Allen, our construction accident lawyers in Abilene will identify all potentially liable parties and assist in pursuing full compensation for injuries suffered as a result of negligence. 

Speak With the Abilene Construction Accident Attorney at The Law Firm of Chaile Allen

If you were injured in a construction accident, our Abilene personal injury attorney at The Law Firm of Chaile Allen is prepared to fight for you from initial consultation to resolution. We are experienced in handling the most complex construction claims and understand the local laws and regulations that may apply to your accident. We have a successful track record helping construction workers in Abilene and surrounding areas and are committed to keeping our community safer. Schedule a free consultation today by calling (325) 670-9282 or filling out our contact form.


Chaile Allen, Attorney

June 27, 2024

Chaile Allen, the founder and managing attorney of her law firm, specializes in personal injury litigation with deep roots in West Texas. With a wealth of experience, she provides personalized and compassionate legal representation, ensuring her clients receive the justice and compensation they deserve. Her strong reputation is built on successful outcomes and referrals from highly satisfied clients and community leaders.