Construction Accidents

Construction work is inherently dangerous and the statistics bear this out: construction workers accounted for 47% of all fatal work injuries in 2018 and one in five worker deaths every year is in construction.  The four leading causes of construction fatalities include:

  • Falls
  • Being struck by an object
  • Electrocutions
  • Being caught in or in between an object

There are also plenty of non-fatal construction accidents. In fact, work injury rates are 71% higher in construction than any other industry.  In many cases, these injuries are governed by workers’ compensation.  However, oftentimes an employer does not have workers’ compensation coverage.  In either case, you need a experienced legal counsel to fight for your right to be fairly compensated for your injuries.

Construction Accident Damages: What Is Your Case Worth?

If you are injured in a construction accident, you may be entitled to bring a workers’ compensation claim, a personal injury claim, or both.  In some states, the only remedy available is through that state’s workers’ compensation system where fault is not a factor. In this situation, you would be able to recover financial damages for necessary and reasonable medical care, lost income, and permanent disability.

However, many times a third party’s negligence is responsible for a construction accident.  If your injury was caused by a negligent third party — general contractor, project owner, architect, project manager, etc. —  or defective equipment, you can file a personal injury claim to recover financial compensation for:

  • Medical bills and expenses
  • Rehabilitation
  • Loss of current and future income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Long-term disability
  • Property loss
  • Wrongful death

Determining liability is key to a successful construction accident claim.  In most states, you can receive compensation even if you were partially at fault in the accident.  There are other actions you may take that can affect a damages award, so be sure you talk to an experienced construction accident attorney as soon as possible following your accident.

To find out how we can help you get the compensation you deserve for a construction accident injury, contact us here or call.

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