The city of Fort Worth witnessed a terrifying sight early this month when a scaffolding collapse occurred on a construction site. What was unusual about this Texas construction accident is how many people were there to witness it and take video footage. A marketing company was making promotional videos when its employees looked outside the window and across the street to find a man dangling from the side of a building. The marketing company and several onlookers outside captured the harrowing incident was on camera.
In most cases, when you have been injured on the job, the only way you can recover compensation from your employer will be through the workers’ compensation system. Anyone who collects workers’ compensation in Texas for their workplace injury of illness is prohibited from filing a standard lawsuit for related damages because the law says that a workers’ compensation claim is an “exclusive remedy” for any such injury or illness.