Today’s ever-expanding construction industry is laden with complex issues and liability exposures for all parties involved. Few areas draw more claims, disputes and conflicts than construction projects. The Keramidas Law Firm provides sound legal advice and top-notch litigation skills to assist with construction industry litigation.
Most construction projects involve the participation and cooperation of multiple parties and organizations, and therefore disagreements and miscommunication are not unusual. When disputes are brought to us, our goal is always a reasoned settlement between parties in dispute. We represent contractors, subcontractors, materials suppliers, architects, fabricators, project engineers, property owners and developers in construction disputes including:
- Job site accidents
- Construction defect defense
- Construction contract disputes
- Defective products
At Keramidas Law Firm, in Richardson, Tx, we provide expert legal assistance for clients who have been involved in construction site accidents, workplace accidents, and/or employer intentional tort claims. Hazardous working conditions, such as those found on a construction site or in a factory, can easily become catastrophic or deadly when safety regulations are ignored by an employer or contractor. At Keramidas Law Firm, we handle serious personal injury cases for our clients that include: head injuries, eye injuries, neck injuries, shoulder injuries, back, disc, spinal cord injuries, nerve injuries, brain injury / Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), crush injuries, amputations, broken leg, broken arm, broken limb injuries, foot and hand injuries, pelvic injuries, knee injuries, ankle injuries, and burn injuries, on behalf of injured workers and the families of fatal accident victims throughout Texas.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious workplace injury or a fatal accident due to negligent safety standards or dangerous working conditions, you should consider hiring an attorney who will help you recover the fair and just compensation you need to cover lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, and other incurred losses.
Depending upon the unique circumstances of the case, there may be grounds for a workers’ compensation, employer intentional tort, third party liability, product liability, or premises liability claim. Keramidas Law Firm has experience in successfully resolving and prosecuting each of these types of claims.
Such experience includes, but is not limited to, circumstances involving:
- Industrial accidents
- Unguarded machinery
- Trench collapse accidents
- Crane fall or equipment collapse accidents
- Forklift injuries
- Electrical shock
- Insulation of electrical equipment
- Lockout accidents
- And others, including specifics listed below
Construction Site Accidents
A construction site can be a relatively dangerous work environment in and of itself. However, when negligence or other improper action occurs in the form of non-compliance with safety standards, the results can prove catastrophic for employees.
Generally unsafe conditions can result from improper maintenance of property and equipment, failure to properly mark off hazards, and poor communication between general contractors and subcontractors. Examples of dangerous hazards, which can create an injured person’s claim for damages include:
- Unguarded or improperly guarded holes, drops, or elevator shafts
- Unsecured boards, flooring, or other supports
- Failure to supply fall protection and/or a lanyard or harness for tie-off
- Scaffolding that is improperly secured or constructed
We have many years of experience handling these very specific types of claims.
In addition, simple miscommunication and/or negligent compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations by general contractors, subcontractors, and other third parties working at a construction site may cause serious injury and result in the ability to file third-party liability claims.