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Construction Accident Attorney

Working construction is a dangerous job. You never know when a catastrophic construction accident may occur.

Construction accident attorney Rocky Walton can protect your rights in the wake of an accident and fight for just compensation.

The Law Firm of Roger 'Rocky' Walton, P.C., in Arlington, TX, can represent you after a construction injury so you can focus on healing.

A Law Firm with Specialized Experience in Personal Injury Law

  • At the Law Firm of Roger 'Rocky' Walton, P.C., our personal injury attorneys have been specially trained and board-certified in personal injury law. Only 2.2 percent of Texas attorneys are certified in this area.
  • Hiring our Arlington, Texas, firm can give workers injured in construction accidents a definitive advantage. We proudly help injured workers in the Arlington, Fort Worth, and Grand Prairie communities, as well as other areas in the great state of Texas.
  • If you are or someone in your family is a worker involved in a construction accident, our personal injury attorneys can help you recover your losses and regain your quality of life. To schedule a free consultation, contact our office at (817) 576-8219 or online.

What to Do after a Construction Accident Injury

If you are the victim of a construction site accident, there are a few things you can do to support your claim and protect yourself: 

  • Meet with our lawyers as soon as possible following the accident. At our Arlington law practice, we can help alleviate your stress and negotiate for you.
  • Seek medical care immediately. Aside from addressing your physical health issues, you will increase your chances of receiving compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, and lost wages.
  • Immediately inform all necessary parties about the injury and document their names, positions, and contact information.
  • Eyewitness accounts can be quite helpful in an injury case. If coworkers or bystanders witness the accident, gather their contact information immediately.
  • Gather as much evidence as possible. Faulty equipment should be kept if feasible. If not, photograph the scene of the accident, along with any relevant machinery.

Are Construction Accidents Common?

Absolutely. Working in construction is one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States, let alone in Texas. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:

123 workers in the Texas construction industry died from workplace injuries in 2019 alone.

According to the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation:

11,300 nonfatal injuries and illnesses related to Texas construction jobs also occurred in 2019.

Eight Common Construction Accidents

Construction workers are often exposed to many on-site hazards, including dangerous tools, heavy machinery, falling objects, structure collapses, and open pits. If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident, the Law Firm of Roger 'Rocky' Walton, P.C. in Arlington, TX, can fight for compensation to help you get through this distressing time. Accidents can include:

Vehicular Injuries

Tractor-trailers, cranes, bulldozers, excavators, and other heavy machinery are commonplace on a construction site. If a negligent or inexperienced driver is behind the wheel, or if a huge crane collapses, it can lead to collisions, on-site car accidents, injuries, and even death.

Car Accidents

Hundreds of highway construction workers are injured or killed every year in car accidents caused by negligent drivers or a lack of signage to warn drivers to avoid the area.

High-Level Falls

Many construction workers must climb to high elevations at some point in execution of their job duties. Poorly maintained ladders, lifts, platforms, and cranes can cause falls with devastating and catastrophic results. If the building scaffolding collapses, the results can be deadly.

Flammable Materials

Gasoline, building materials, and gas lines are all present at a construction site. It is the property owner’s responsibility to make sure these items are properly stored at all times.

Electrocution

Most construction workers are required to handle electrical equipment while on the job. If the equipment has not been properly inspected, it can result in severe burns or fatalities.

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Heavy Objects

Bricks, beams, tools, and debris can cause serious injury or death when falling from a high altitude.

Slips and Falls

Common in construction sites and offices alike, slips and falls can occur in any work environment. However, when this type of injury happens on a construction site, the result can be catastrophic, resulting in medical bills that may take years to pay off.

Safety Violations

In an effort to cut costs, many contractors and construction employers fail to provide required safety harnesses and other protective equipment. This can result in catastrophic injuries and even death.

Why Retain Our Construction Accident Attorney

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  • Our Arlington, TX, law firm will always aim to get you the maximum compensation from a negligent party's insurance company if you are injured on the job by faulty equipment, structure collapses, or vehicular accidents. Insurance companies are well known for offering the smallest settlement possible, hoping that your insurance company will convince you to accept it and avoid going to trial.
  • Rocky Walton is an aggressive construction accident attorney who will fight to get you the highest compensation possible. He accepts clients from all around the Arlington area as well as from Fort Worth and Grand Prairie, Texas. Contact us for a free consultation at our modern yet homey office.

5-Stars for Our Arlington, Texas Law Firm

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2021

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All requests handled promptly and courteously. Very knowledgeable of law concerning falls. Provided all contact services, did personal site inspection, and made thorough, inclusive claim against property owner insurance company. Handled negotiations expertly to acquire maximum payment for injury compensation and suffering. Very pleased with personal contact, prompt updates on claim progress, and always keeping our concerns and success as the foremost effort of the firm.

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t rstauffer

2021

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All requests handled promptly and courteously. Very knowledgeable of law concerning falls. Provided all contact services, did personal site inspection, and made thorough, inclusive claim against property owner insurance company. Handled negotiations expertly to acquire maximum payment for injury compensation and suffering. Very pleased with personal contact, prompt updates on claim progress, and always keeping our concerns and success as the foremost effort of the firm.

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Get Legal Help after a Construction Accident Contact Rocky Walton ASAP

If you are a worker who has been hurt on a construction site due to electrocution, a building collapse, or another reason, contact Rocky Walton about your injury case immediately. This is the best way for Rocky and his team to begin working on your injury case in order to get you the medical aid and financial compensation you deserve.

Rocky has over 40 years of personal injury law experience and is one of only three personal injury trial law specialists in all of Texas. If you live in the Arlington, Fort Worth, or Grand Prairie areas, get on the road to physical and financial recovery by contacting Rocky today. Use our online form or call us to set up a free consultation. We only get paid if we win or settle your construction accident case.

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Proving Liability in a Construction Accident Lawsuit

  • According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), workers are entitled to a reasonably safe working environment and must receive sufficient warning of any inherent hazards. It is the responsibility of both the general contractors and the subcontractors to make sure this information is readily available and that the proper protocol is followed. In some cases, engineers and architects may also be required to observe and oversee working conditions.
  • Determining who is responsible for a construction site accident is largely dependent on the degree of control they have over the job. In a third-party lawsuit, negligent parties may include the site owner, the general contractor, the sub-contractor, or the equipment manufacturer, particularly if faulty machinery or gear is involved. Rocky Walton and his team will pinpoint the cause of your accident and find out whose negligence was responsible for your accident.

More High Praise from Our Clients

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Sarah Perez

2020

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Rocky and his team were incredible! They helped me to overcome one of the biggest challenges I have faced, and were able to advocate effectively on my behalf. Rocky and his team of competent, professional, and caring legal minds helped to educate me about each step of the legal process, and kept in touch as things developed, which helped to foster a collaborative environment.

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Bronwyn Kaminski

2019

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Rocky and his team have been wonderful handling my case. Kati is always so quick to respond and answer any of my questions and explain things in detail. I would definitely recommend this firm to anyone, they will help you every step of the way.

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The Law Firm of Roger "Rocky" Walton, P.C.

The Law Firm of Roger "Rocky" Walton, P.C., has been representing personal injury clients since 1987. He is proud to be affiliated with top legal organizations, including:

  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Tarrant County Bar Association 

If you are looking for legal representation from a top-rated lawyer in Arlington, call our law firm at (817) 429-4299 today! We serve clients in Grand Prairie, Fort Worth, and surrounding areas.

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