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Despite the increasing improvement in health and safety mechanisms, and their implementation being supervised by experts, the fact remains that construction workers are still largely prone to construction site injuries across the United States simply because human error and equipment failure remain in the area of vulnerability. Casualties are continually recorded daily. 

If you’ve been injured on a construction site, then you may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit demanding compensation from the responsible party to cover your medical bill and other expenses. 

Don’t Rely on the Workers Compensation Act 

  • construction accidentIn most cases, injured workers cannot sue their employers for work-related injuries. However, a third party could be liable for negligence when a construction site injury occurs within the premises of the construction project. Injured workers have access to compensation in most states through Workers Compensation Act even in instances where the accident occurred through their own carelessness. 
  • The benefits are weekly payments and settlement of medical expenses which may not be enough to cover the pain and suffering associated with the injury you suffered. The weekly payments are based on a percentage of the worker’s weekly earnings and on the severity of the injuries. Also, medical expenses usually cover only treatments that are considered necessary and related to the specific work injury. 

In certain circumstances, you can assign liability to a third party for construction site injuries. It could be one of or combination of the owners, architects, contractors, equipment manufacturers. The responsible party may be held liable for accidents arising from inadequate safety measures. 

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We can Help you Pursue your Claims 

  • We understand that the experience of being involved in a construction site accident can be particularly frightening and devastating. We also understand the impact the accident may have had on your health and finance. This is why we fight for the right of the victims of construction site accidents like you by holding the negligent and responsible party accountable for the injuries and damages that you suffered in the course of the accident. 
  • Our construction accident lawyers understand how to take on whoever was responsible for your pains and their insurance companies. While the defendant may attempt to use dubious tactics to minimize your compensation or even deny liability, our experienced and vibrant construction accident lawyers stand firmly on your side fighting vigorously to make sure that your interests received the best attention. 

Recovering the highest possible compensation requires your ability to prove that the responsible party knew or should have known that the hazard existed and had enough time to either fix the problem or warn workers but refused to. Once that is established, our construction accident attorneys will fiercely pursue your claims and make sure that you are awarded money for any or all the damages you suffered. 

Causes of Construction Accidents 

  • safety firstWhile many accidents leading to injuries or death are caused by simple accidents, others could have been prevented if someone else had been careful or cautious enough. 
  • Accidents occurring as a result of the careless or negligent conducts of other people have claimed thousands of lives while leaving others with life-altering injuries. Accidents could occur when safety regulations are ignored or when dangerous equipment is not serviced. In fact, construction site injuries could happen because the employees are not properly trained. 

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), one in ten construction site workers is injured every year. The OSHA also reports that fall hazards are the leading causes of injury at construction sites. 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that there are roughly 150,000 construction site accidents injuries each year. The bureau also reported that the second leading cause of construction site accidents after falls is contact with equipment. Contact with equipment accounts for significant cases of injuries and fatalities for workers. Workers between 25 and 34 years old are most likely at the risk of being injured in a construction accident. 

Other causes of construction site accident include: 

  • Electrocution 
  • Crush injuries 
  • Scaffolding failure 
  • Caught-between injuries 
  • Crane collapse 
  • Fire 
  • Asbestos, ionizing radiation, and cancer-causing chemical 
  • Exhaustion 
  • Heat Strokes 
  • Slips and trips 

Regardless of the cause of your injuries, our construction accident lawyers will carefully examine and analyze circumstances surrounding your accident and prove liability. To prove liability or fault, our legal experts will take accounts of eyewitnesses to bolster your claims. If necessary, we can also make arrangements for medical practitioners to evaluate the severity of your injuries and then determine the cost that’s sufficient to remedy your injuries and damages. 

Our construction accident lawyers will prove the merit of your case, and recover sufficient financial benefits to cover your medical bills, lost wages and other associated expenses.   

To find out your eligibility and what your case may worth, get in touch with our construction accident attorneys today. 

 

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