The construction industry is one of the most dangerous, and workers have a 1 in 200 chance of falling victim to a fatal accident while on the job. Over a 45 year career, construction workers also have a 75% likelihood of suffering an accident that will affect them for the rest of their lives.
Although most employees can rely on workers’ compensation claims to pay for their worksite injuries, construction workers who are working as independent contractors often have to file personal injury lawsuits to pay their medical bills.
Construction site injuries often rack up a medical bill of over $40,000, and those who succumb to their injuries often leave their families with $100,000 worth of medical expenses. Expenses this high can leave you in a financial hole for the rest of your life, so you need to contact construction accident lawyers to file a claim for compensation. In even more serious cases, workers’ families have to file for compensation through wrongful death lawsuits.
If you’re injured on a construction site, it was likely due to your supervisor’s neglect in enforcing workplace safety. OSHA finds that in almost all cases where a construction worker suffers an injury, safety guidelines weren’t followed.
If you were injured in a worksite accident, a bodily injury lawyer can conduct an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the accident to find out who’s liable for your injuries.
Certain jobs on a construction site are more dangerous. OSHA also lists the “Fatal Four” construction accidents as:
Injuries of this nature kill over 500 construction workers a year.
In addition to negligence in one’s actions, negligence can also be exhibited in the way the site is maintained. For example, staircases or elevated surfaces need to have guardrails and traction to prevent falls. If you hurt yourself on a poorly maintained staircase or surface that did not have safety precautions in place, the landowner must pay for your damages. Similar to a premises liability claim, your attorney will argue that they should have maintained the area to be safe for others.
Other worksite injuries can be due to faulty construction equipment. If a malfunction tool caused your injuries, your attorney can seek compensation from the manufacturer in a product liability claim.
Regardless of who is at fault for your injuries, your attorney will ensure that you don’t have to pay for them out of pocket. Our attorneys use a personalized and aggressive approach to win cases, so you can trust that your medical bills will be paid. Our accident injury attorneys will add up your damages so that we have a set amount to fight for in court. The damages that we’ve been able to recover for clients include:
When you meet with us to file your claim, we will begin an inquiry into your workplace and the circumstances surrounding your accident. We also have a vast network of experts in construction, insurance, and the medical fields that can testify to your employer’s negligence and the severity of your injuries.
Contact Accident Lawyers Firm if you were injured on a worksite. We will handle the stress of your lawsuit while you sit back and focus on recovering.