Construction Accident Lawyers in Odessa, TX

You went to work every day, knowing your job was hard and sometimes dangerous. But when you do everything safely and carefully, you expect to go home at the end of the day. But when your coworkers, employer, or some other person aren’t as responsible, you’re put in harm’s way.

At Kemmy Law Firm, we are experienced and compassionate Midland-Odessa construction accident lawyers, who know how important it is to pay your bills and put food on the table. A serious construction injury can take all of that away. With over 50 years of experience and millions recovered, we are here to help you recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and future expenses.

Let us explain your rights and options after a work injury. Call (432) 400-0000 or use our online form for a free, no-risk consultation. We don’t charge any upfront or hourly fees and only get paid when you recover compensation.

Do You Need a Lawyer After a Construction Accident?

If you suffered serious injuries or lost a loved one in an Odessa work accident, then yes, we recommend you seek legal advice. Work injury claims vary significantly, and by working with a lawyer from the beginning, you avoid common pitfalls and give yourself the best opportunity to receive fair compensation.

Identifying Your Legal Options

Construction injuries can be particularly complicated in Texas, where state law doesn’t require all employers to carry workers’ comp insurance. Texas only requires a few types of employers to offer workers’ comp coverage. Construction companies have the choice to provide coverage or not. Your attorney will identify your legal options, including whether you can file a lawsuit against a non-subscriber employer (one who doesn’t provide workers’ comp) or a third party.

Investigating the Cause of the Construction Accident

If workers’ comp insurance does not cover you, you need to know what caused the accident and your injuries. To recover compensation through a lawsuit, you must prove who was at fault and why they are liable. A construction injury lawyer thoroughly investigates your case and gathers the necessary evidence necessary.

Evaluating OSHA Regulatory Violations

The construction industry is heavily regulated because it’s hazardous. An experienced attorney will thoroughly investigate your employer and the construction site where you worked for violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. They’ll also review your employer and other relevant parties’ history of OSHA violations.

Maximizing Your Compensation

The purpose of working with a lawyer is to secure the most compensation possible. We understand no one wants to go to court. No one wants to fight with their employer or insurance companies. But after getting hurt at work, you need the compensation to pay for your medical bills and make up for lost wages. You need help moving forward, whether that means getting back to work, going back to school, or seeking training for a new occupation.

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Common Odessa Construction Site Accidents

Our construction accident lawyers at Kemmy Law Firm have decades of experience tackling all types of construction accidents and injuries.

Some of the most common incidents we deal with include:

  • Slip and falls
  • Falls from heights
  • Ladder or scaffold collapses
  • Building collapses
  • Falling objects
  • Pinned by/between objects
  • Fires and explosions
  • Exposure to hazardous materials
  • Electric shock and electrocutions
  • Entanglements
  • Construction equipment accidents
  • Vehicle collisions
  • Forklift accidents
  • Crane accidents
  • Other transportation accidents
  • Nail gun accidents

Construction Accident Statistics

As a construction worker or the loved one of one, you know how risky the industry is. Construction work is hard labor, and it’s rife with hazards.

In 2018, the U.S. construction industry had an illness and injury incident rate of 3 for every 100 full-time workers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. There were 199,100 total cases of non-fatal injuries and illnesses that year. In 2018, there also were 1,008 fatal injuries in U.S. construction.

Texas experienced 488 fatal occupational injuries overall, with the construction industry recording the second-highest number of work-related deaths. The Texas construction industry had 107 fatal injuries, including 19 fatalities in building construction, 21 deaths in heavy and civil engineering construction, and 67 in specialty trade contractors.

It’s hard to say how many construction accident injuries and fatalities happen in Midland-Odessa, TX. Like any area with ongoing construction and oil industries, construction accidents happen. When you or a relative were involved, we highly recommend reaching out to an attorney as soon as possible.

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Common Odessa Construction Site Injuries

Construction work injuries are often serious. Even something as common as a herniated disc can lead to chronic pain that makes returning to construction work impossible.

Whatever your injuries, we are here to make sure you get the necessary medical care and the compensation to cover these medical expenses. We’ll also fight for your lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.

We have worked on construction accident cases involving:

Testimonials

When you put clients first, they notice.

They fought for us as if they were fighting for their own family.

 

If you’re looking for a law firm, where you’re not just another client. I can say from personal experience, you have found the right place at The Kemmy Law Firm. Everyone there always treated us amazingly. Not at any time were we in the dark, not knowing what was going on. Either Tom, Nick or Melissa would give us updates often on the case and explain to us the next steps. Which this made us feel like we were the only case they had. They fought for us as if they were fighting for their own family. They were compassionate about making sure we were going to be all right during the case as well as the years after the case. We are so thankful we found the Kemmy Law Firm and you will be too. Thank you Tom, Nick, and Melissa and everyone at The Kemmy Law Firm.

  Stacey Mitchell   |   07.19.2019

I would not hesitate to go to them

 

The Kemmy’s are good people that I 100% trust to always keep my best interest in mind. I would not hesitate to go to them whenever I need legal advice!

  Bianca Mero   |   07.19.2019

It felt like they truly cared about my family

 

My wife and I had a very good experience with Tom Kemmy and his law firm. I live in Iowa and as you know Tom lives in Texas. With that said, Tom and his wife were traveling and made a point to stop at my home on a Saturday just to say hi and visit. The bottom line is that my settlement was excellent and I am not sure anyone else would have been able to do what Tom and his team did.

  Kevin Johnson   |   11.26.2019

Filing a Lawsuit Against a Negligent Midland-Odessa Employer

If your employer in Odessa, TX, did not provide workers compensation insurance at the time of your construction injury, then you need to talk with a lawyer. You’ll have to file a fault-based lawsuit against the liable party, which might be your employer.

You can file a personal injury lawsuit against your employer if you have evidence that another coworker, supervisor, or another employee of the business acted carelessly, recklessly, or maliciously and directly caused your injuries.

Filing a Third-Party Liability Lawsuit

Your employer might not be responsible for the construction accident and your injuries. A manufacturer might have built and sold a defective piece of equipment. A subcontractor other company working at the same site might have been careless. A stranger could come onto the site and commit and act of violence.

By working with a construction accident lawyer who investigates the accident, you gain a better understanding of what happened and who was responsible.

Our Verdicts and Settlements
Speak for Themselves

Permanent Brain Injury

The Kemmy Firm secured an $8.6 million settlement on behalf of a woman who suffered a permanent brain injury after three years of hard-fought litigation.

Permanent Spinal Cord Injury

The Kemmy Law Firm, P.C. obtained the second largest medical negligence verdict in Texas for 2017 ($13.5 million).

Total Destruction of West Texas Business

The Kemmy team secured a confidential settlement for a group of Well Owners who were forced to shut down their oil related business with a $20 Million market value.

Permanent Spine Injury for Iowa Insurance Agent

We recovered $3 Million for a family whose breadwinner and patriarch suffered a severe spinal cord injury.

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Why Kemmy Law Firm is Right for You After a Construction Accident

After getting hurt in a construction accident, you need a law firm that has in-depth knowledge of the local and state construction industry and experience handling similar cases.

At Kemmy Law Firm, our team of lawyers have decades of combined experience handling construction worker injury cases in Odessa. We know the ins and outs of the construction industry, including its links to the oil and gas industries. We have firsthand experience in gathering evidence regarding construction accidents and pursuing maximum compensation for workers.

Most importantly, we get results for our clients. Though we are a family run firm that offers personalized service to every client, we get results similar to Big Law. We have won million and multi-million-dollar awards for some clients, and we recovered over $50 million in the past two years. Review our results to learn more.

Call Our Odessa Construction Accident Lawyers for Help Today

You deserve an attorney who will treat you with compassion while taking an aggressive approach to your case. Our attorneys at Kemmy Law Firm are here to do just that.

You’ll always know your rights, options, and answers to your questions. Rest assured, knowing we will dig deep to find out what happened and who is responsible. Then, we’ll pursue the maximum compensation possible.

Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with Kemmy Law Firm by calling (432) 400-0000 or using our online form.

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Get a free consultation. We do not charge up-front fees, and you owe nothing unless you recover compensation.

When you work with us at Kemmy Law Firm, you are working with a family run firm with more than 50 years of combined experience. We are dedicated and successful trial attorneys practicing in West TX, Hobbs, NM, Midland-Odessa, and across the Permian Basin. Our team handles everything from catastrophic injury claims to complex business matters. We are here to fight for you. We dedicate our time and attention to your case and use every resource available to maximize your claim and obtain the best possible outcome.