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What kind of attorney should I contact in the event of a construction accident in Texas?
If you have been seriously injured due to the negligence of another in a construction accident, you should get in touch with a Texas Workers' Compensation attorney to determine if you have a claim worth pursuing. You may be able to collect compensation to pay for your medical bills and lost wages.
Serious Injuries Caused By Construction Accidents
Common construction injuries include:
- Broken bones or sprains from falls (from roofs, scaffolding, elevator shafts, etc.);
- electrical shocks/electrocution; and
- lacerations from defective tools and equipment (including hoists, conveyors, derricks, scrapers and tractors).
More serious injuries, such as paralysis and death also can occur, depending on the severity of the injury and accident. If you have suffered any serious type of injury that will leave you out of work, an attorney can help you prove your case by gathering the necessary paperwork.
Qualifying for Workers' Comp in Texas
In order to qualify for Workers' Comp in Texas, you must be able to prove the following:
- your company provides Workers' Compensation coverage;
- you are an official employee of the company; and
- that you were injured on the job while being paid by your employer.
By hiring a Texas Workers' Compensation attorney from The Kahn Law Firm, you can ensure you meet all the qualifications required of filing for Texas Workers' Compensation. An attorney can give you the best chance of success in filing a Texas Workers' Compensation claim to recoup your medical costs and lost income.
For more information on Texas laws regarding Workers' Comp in the event of a construction accident that leaves you impaired, call The Kahn Law Firm at 1-713-226-9900 or 1-844-301-KAHN.
Can an insurer spy on my Facebook account to hurt my Texas car accident claim?
Your friends aren’t the only ones reading your status – an insurance company might be watching your Facebook account for evidence that would contradict the facts of your Texas car accident claim.
Insurance companies have caught on to the trend of over-sharing made popular by social media and social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and others that have begun to crop up in the past few years.
In some cases, insurance companies have even submitted subpoenas and requests to pull the contact information of a claimant’s Facebook friends (although to date, those requests have been largely denied, they do indicate the dangerously invasive trend that insurance providers are pursuing in an attempt to deny claims).
If you’re involved in a car accident, your claim could be jeopardized by something you post on Facebook or any other social networking website. In some cases, one photo of a claimant – even someone who has already been awarded benefits – relaxing on a beach, having a good time on a social outing with friends, or doing anything that looks like it might belie or disprove the veracity of an injury claim could result in denied benefits, or even benefit payments being cancelled.
Speak with a Texas car accident claim attorney who will help you protect your privacy and your claim for the duration of your case’s arbitration. Just because your insurance company is on Facebook, looking for information against you, that doesn’t mean that you have to hand it over to them by playing fast and loose with your privacy.
Insurance Company Watching Your Facebook? Call a Texas Car Accident Claim Attorney
When you have experienced legal representation on your side in a Texas car accident claim, you can rest assured that your attorney will fight for all compensation to which you may be entitled, including past, current and future medical expenses; pain and suffering; lost earnings or earning potential; or wrongful death benefits. To an insurance company, Facebook is just another way to get evidence against you, so speak with your attorney about protecting your privacy online.
While you focus on your recovery and emotional wellbeing, you should have a personal injury claims and settlement attorney at the Houston personal injury law offices of The Kahn Law Firm advocating for your rights. Contact us today – 1-713-226-9900 or toll free 1-844-301-KAHN.