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Construction Site Accidents

Construction Site Accident Attorneys

Construction sites are full of potential dangers. Heavy equipment, frequent movement and activity, and an ever-changing environment make for a risky place to work or visit. Governmental and industrial safety regulations are specific and detailed — but accidents still happen, and people are injured — workers, visitors and innocent bystanders.

It is of course critical to get the injured person the best medical care available to help him or her heal as much as possible. Financial difficulties begin for the individual and his or her family almost immediately.

With experienced legal representation, an injured construction worker and his or her family are reassured that progress will be ongoing toward getting them the financial compensation that they will need to move toward recovery.

Common Causes of Construction Injuries

Our attorneys often deal with cases involving one or more of the following:

  • Ladder collapse or a fall from a ladder
  • Scaffolding collapse or falling from scaffolding
  • Fall from a roof
  • Bucket truck or cherry picker accident
  • Crane accident
  • Forklift injury
  • Bulldozer injury
  • Trip and fall on strewn debris
  • Ditch collapse or fall into ditch or other hole
  • Exposure to chemicals — perhaps insufficiently labeled
  • Injury caused by insufficient training of workers who operate vehicles, machinery and equipment
  • Injury caused by lack of appropriate safety gear such as helmets, boots, masks and straps or tethers
  • Injury caused by careless horseplay on the job site

A person suffering a traumatic brain injury or a spinal cord injury in a construction accident often faces overwhelming challenges, including enormous medical bills, acute and ongoing healing and rehabilitation problems, loss of income from inability to work, and many related logistical problems.

If the injured worker dies, it is often the case that a family must carry on without the primary wage earner. Emotional challenges are as real and serious as are practical financial difficulties.

Contact Us After a Construction Site Accident

An injured construction worker most likely has a workers’ compensation claim against the employer for the workplace injury. In addition, there may be third-party liability claims against other parties such as manufacturers, subcontractors, property owners or maintenance crews.

Contact our law office to schedule a free initial consultation with a construction accident lawyer. Learn how we can coordinate the handling of your workers’ comp claim while conducting an in-depth investigation into the causes of the accident. We handle most construction site accident cases on a contingency fee basis. We don’t collect attorney fees unless we obtain compensation for you.