Construction and Work Site Accidents
Construction sites are inherently hazardous environments and the injuries that result from construction accidents are often severe and life-altering. These sites are filled with electricians, plumbers, and other construction workers using heavy equipment, power tools, and driving construction trucks. As a result, serious work site accidents are not unusual.
Construction accident injury claims
Due to the extreme danger posed in construction sites, workers who are involved in accidents often suffer catastrophic, and even fatal, injuries.
While the injured construction worker may be eligible for workers’ compensation or Social Security disability benefits to compensate for loss wages and medical expenses, this form of compensation is rarely sufficient for injuries as severe as amputation, spine, back or neck injuries or brain injuries.
The attorneys of Ralph Schwartz assist construction workers and their families with workers’ comp claims and Social Security disability claims and will investigate the possibility of additional sources of compensation through third party liability claims such as equipment manufacturers, building designers or suppliers.
Even if you suffer an injury covered under the law while working in these or any other industry, the workers’ compensation claims process is complex and confusing, and the workers’ compensation insurance companies are not on your side. Injured workers need to know their legal rights and be compensated fairly and adequately for their injuries, some of which leave the injured worker with permanent/partial impairment.
Who is responsible for your construction site injuries?
The victim or surviving relatives may have reason to file a personal injury lawsuit against the manufacturer of a defective power tool or other defective equipment, depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident. Claims could also potentially be brought against a general contractor who erects a dangerous scaffold or against a subcontractor whose negligent violations of state or OSHA regulations cause an injury.
Our attorneys and staff conduct a full investigation, with the assistance of scientific and safety experts, in order to build a strong case. We’ve helped our clients receive sizable verdicts and settlements to aid them in rebuilding their lives following an incapacitating job site injury.