Have you been injured in a construction accident?
Construction accidents injure thousands of construction workers and some are very seriously injured on the construction site because of the negligence and unlawful activity of owners contractors, subcontractors, engineers architects, equipment manufacturers, and others.
Although very particular Labor Laws are in place that requires, among other things, that the laborer has a safe place to work, many of the laws are disregarded, and the construction site workplace remains very dangerous.
On a daily basis, workers are severely injured, caused to be permanently disabled, and even killed due to the negligence of others.
Many accidents resulting from the following types of accidents, and many others, could be avoided if the responsible parties followed the laws specific to construction sites:
- LADDER FALLS
- LABORER STRUCK BY EQUIPMENT OR FALLING DEBRIS
- TRENCH COLLAPSES
- SCAFFOLD ACCIDENTS
- UNSAFE/DANGEROUS/DEFECTIVE EQUIPMENT
- UNAVAILABLE SAFETY EQUIPMENT
- FALLS ON CONSTRUCTION SITE
- FORKLIFT, CRANE, BOOM, EXCAVATOR AND OTHER EQUIPMENT CAUSES INJURY
- WELDING ACCIDENTS
Construction workers who are injured on the job may be able to sue for damages, including pain and suffering, if their injuries were caused by the negligence or misconduct of their employer or a third party. In a personal injury lawsuit, a plaintiff (the injured party) can seek compensation for various types of damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
In most cases, construction workers who are injured on the job are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, which are provided by their employer or their employer’s insurance company. These benefits can include medical treatment and financial support for lost wages. However, workers’ compensation benefits generally do not cover pain and suffering or other types of non-economic damages.
To recover damages for pain and suffering and other non-economic damages, a construction worker may need to file a personal injury lawsuit. In order to be successful in a personal injury lawsuit, the plaintiff must be able to prove that their injuries were caused by the negligence or misconduct of the defendant (the person or entity being sued). This can be a complex process, and it is usually advisable for an injured construction worker to consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer.