Construction sites are naturally a hazardous space. Falls, dropped objects, power tools, and much more are all present on the jobsite, and all pose a risk. That’s why so many safety precautions must be taken at construction sites. But sometimes, things do go wrong.
When you’re hurt in a construction accident, it can quickly lead to significant life challenges. Not only will you be left trying to recover physically from your injuries, but you’ll also face significant financial burdens. A medical professional will be there to guide you to physical recovery, and you need an ally to help you get back on financial footing – and our lawyers can do just that.
Big Hazards, Big Repercussions Construction accidents can have huge consequences.
Common injuries sustained on worksites include things like:
- Broken bones
- Spinal injuries
- Brain injuries
- Lost fingers or limbs
These injuries aren’t just detrimental to your health, but your financial future. You may end up with huge medical bills, lose the ability to work at all for the rest of your life, and more. Simply put, a single construction accident could impact you for the rest of your life. As such, it’s important that you take the right steps to recover – financially as well as physically.
Do You Have The Right To Compensation?
The first question you’ll need to answer is whether or not you have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you’re a construction worker on a jobsite, you can obviously file a worker’s compensation claim. But even those are often fought by the insurance companies, and they may try to deny you coverage at all or try to offer you less than you deserve.
A personal injury lawsuit helps you stand up to the corporations and get what you’re owed. But can you do it? This really comes down to whether or not your injuries were caused by the reckless or negligent actions of someone else.
Some examples of this include:
- An employee operating equipment under the influence
- Poorly trained workers
- Improper safety conditions
- A jobsite that fails to meet acceptable standards of safety and management
- Faulty equipment or tools
- And more
However, you also must show that the person responsible for the jobsite was aware of issues but did nothing to correct them or warn the inured about it. For example, if the employer didn’t know that a safety issue was present, they couldn’t reasonably fix it. If they knew that an employee was drunk and working, however, they could be held responsible.
The key is to prove that an employer knew about safety issues but chose not to correct them. This isn’t always easy, but our legal team has decades of experience in doing so and can help you get the restitution that you’re owed.
What Are You Owed?
This depends on your situation. But, a fair settlement offer includes a variety of different things including the following.
- Medical bills
- Lost wages at work
- Impact on future earnings potential
- Long term medical care and costs
- And more
One thing that is very important to remember is the impact on future earnings potential. For instance, if you lose a hand due to an accident at a construction site then you will likely be unable to continue working as you normally would. This means that you’ll lose income for the rest of your life – you can’t earn what you did. That potential lost income needs to be considered.
We work with financial experts and medical professionals to determine exactly what a fair settlement amount is, then we start fighting to make sure that you get it. Your settlement should return you to a point you would have been in had the accident never occurred, financially speaking. We make sure that happens.
Fighting The Big Guys
Construction companies and property managers have a huge range of tools and resources that they can use to protect themselves and make sure that they don’t pay out more than they have to. They’ll use a variety of tactics including things like:
- Stalling or refusing to pay you
- Forcing you to fill out endless paperwork
- Offering low settlement amounts
- And more
Even in a clear-cut case that you should get worker’s compensation settlements for, you may end up struggling to get what you deserve. The other side will often work to avoid giving you a dollar, and they know that they can push around those who are hurt.
That’s where we come in. Our reputation precedes us, and with us on your side you can rest easy knowing that you’ll get the respect of the other side. We aren’t afraid to take your case all the way to trial if needed, and we make sure that you get exactly what you deserve. Contact us today to get your initial consultation.