After he was injured while using a circular saw on a construction site, a Harris County worker has filed a lawsuit against his employer. The lawsuit filed in the Galveston County District Court alleges that Ash Creek Construction’s negligence caused the gruesome accident.
The former worker was doing construction work for Ash Creek Construction at the League City Police Station at the time of the accident. According to the lawsuit, the saw deeply lacerated his left hand, causing nerve damage.
The worker, who is left-handed, says the injury caused him significant pain and loss of income, as well as permanent nerve damage.
This sad incident proves how serious construction workplace accidents can be. However, with proper supervision and training, this accident may have been preventable. If you are injured on the job, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.
The Texas approach to workers’ compensation is unique compared to other states. Workers’ compensation is an insurance system that pays medical bills and some lost wages of employees injured on the job. Texas is one of the only states in the US that does not order employers to have workers’ compensation insurance.
Texas provides more opportunities than most states to sue your own employer for negligence if it does not carry workers’ compensation insurance. Even if you are limited to workers’ compensation benefits, we can investigate the possibility of a personal injury lawsuit against an additional defendant whose negligence may have played a role in your accident.
Contact our Austin Workers’ Compensation Attorney Today!
If you have suffered an on-the-job injury, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Contact our Austin workers’ compensation attorney today at (512) 474-8346 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.
Tip of the Week: To prevent workplace accidents, always keep an accurate OSHA incident log and focus on preventing common incidents.
The Law Offices of Aaron Allison – Austin Workers’ Compensation Attorney