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SITE ACCIDENTS

Injured On A Construction Site?

Working in construction is not for the faint-hearted. It’s widely known that construction jobs are among the most hazardous jobs in the United States. This is because the everyday tasks performed by construction workers put them in high-risk situations, and unfortunately, accidents on construction sites happen more frequently than in any other profession.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over a quarter of all construction workers have been injured on the job. This is because the nature of construction jobs is more unstable and dangerous. The injuries sustained by construction workers can be severe, and in some cases, even fatal.

When compared to other industries, construction has the highest number of fatal work injuries. It’s a sad reality that accidents on construction sites cause thousands of on-the-job injuries and account for almost 20 percent of all private industry worker deaths in the United States.

There are safety precautions in place to protect workers from the numerous hazards that exist on construction sites. But despite these precautions, accidents still happen, and when they do, they can have life-changing consequences.

Workers Comp vs Civil Liability

As a construction worker injured on the job, you cannot sue your employer or your co-workers. A workers’ compensation policy covers all of these.

Your only remedy if you’ve been injured is likely to be a workers’ compensation claim, not a civil liability claim, if it was your employer’s fault or a co-worker’s fault.

However, another person or entity can still be held liable for causing an accident or injury on a job site. Another contractor working on the job site may have contributed to that injury, in which case there may be a claim.

It is also possible that a general contractor or construction manager was on the job site, and they had ultimate control or authority. Often, contract language determines this.

Construction injury cases may involve other entities or companies with some responsibility or liability. Therefore, if you have been injured on a job site, it is important to speak with a skilled construction accident attorney to discuss your options.

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Construction's "Fatal Four"

Falls From Heights

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Caught in or in between

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Electrical Shock

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Struck By Objects

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If you or someone you know has been involved in a construction accident, it's important to seek legal advice to help you get the compensation you deserve. We have recovered over $500,0000,000 for our clients. We understand the devastating impact a construction accident can have on you and your family, and we're here to help you get the money you need to take back your life, fill out our confidential case evaluation form or call our legal team at (800) 400-8742 to schedule an appointment with a knowledgable construction accident lawyer who can answer all your questions.

Provable Employer Negligence

As a general rule, youre not going to be able to sue your employer. Most of the time, workers compensation cases are a matter of negligence on the part of the employer, and workers compensation is the only way you can get damages. However, there are exceptions to the rule: If an employer intentionally sets out to harm an employee, and it can be proved, then the employer can be sued

OTHER CONTRACTORS OR SAFETY MANAGERS

Even if your employer cant be sued, there might be other people at your job site that share liability. If there are other contractors working with you, and their actions end up provably causing your injury, you might have a claim against them. Large construction sites will have a safety manager whose job is to make sure that everything is safe before and while employees are working. If they have not done their job properly, there could be compensation available on that front.

EQUIPMENT MALFUNCTION

Your employer might not be at fault at all. You could have been injured by the equipment you were working with or around at the time of your accident, which could happen if you work around heavy machinery on a factory floor, especially if the machine wasnt built properly. In cases like this, its possible to sue the machinerys manufacturer, the machines designer, or anyone working on the machine during its construction process, such as someone who heat-treats equipment.

IMPROPER SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

As a worker, you try to do everything you can to make sure that you stay safe on the job. Accidents can happen, though, especially if the proper measures arent taken to prevent them. If there isnt sufficient guarding around the machine or the instructions and warnings about its use are unclearand this led to your injurythere could be grounds to sue.

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Do I Need A Construction Accident Lawyer?

When you suffer an injury on a construction site, the road to compensation can be long and arduous. The battle against insurance companies, construction site owners, and any other parties responsible for your accident will not be easy. That’s why you need a personal injury law firm that has experience in handling construction accident cases, like ours.

For over five decades, our attorneys have fought for the rights of injured construction workers. We are experts in labor and construction laws and have an intimate understanding of the workers compensation system. With our experience and knowledge, we can help you secure the benefits you are entitled to.

We take an aggressive approach to your case. Our track record of securing hundreds of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients speaks for itself. We know how to navigate the legal system to give you the best chance of getting the money you deserve.

Don’t trust just any attorney with your construction accident case. You deserve to work with a team that has the skills and expertise to fight for your rights. Contact us today and let us help you get the compensation you deserve.

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Wrongful Death Claims for Fatal Construction Accidents

The construction industry has an unfortunate and alarming record of dangerous accidents that can result in the loss of life. Shockingly, according to OSHA, out of more than 4500 worker fatalities across multiple industries such as construction, manufacturing, wholesale, and retail last year, nearly 1000 deaths or 21.1% occurred in the construction industry alone. This means that one in every five worker deaths was a result of construction accidents.

If you have lost a loved one due to a construction accident, you may be entitled to justice and compensation for your loss. Filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the party responsible for the accident can provide you with the justice you deserve. Furthermore, workers’ compensation claims can be filed by certain surviving family members to recover death benefits on behalf of their loved one. Our skilled attorneys are here to help you navigate the legal process and assist you in pursuing the justice and recovery that you are entitled to.

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