Recover Compensation from a Construction Accident

Working at a construction site is one of the most dangerous jobs in America. Construction accidents injure or kill thousands of workers every year. In fact, construction workers account for one in five workplace fatalities in the United States.  These construction injuries occur when the safety engineers and safety programs that construction companies are obligated to enact are either negligent or simply absent. No matter what the cause or nature of the construction injury, the worker is entitled to some kind of compensation. A construction accident attorney diligently pursues these claims to ensure injured workers are awarded money for any and all damage suffered.

Typical Construction Accident Injury Benefits

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When a construction worker is injured on the job, he or she cannot, in most instances, sue the employer for work-related injuries. A third party, however, could be liable for negligence when a construction injury occurs on the job site. Even if the worker is injured due to his or her own carelessness, compensation is available in most states through the Workers Compensation Act (WCA).

Benefits such as weekly payments and medical expenses are awarded to injured workers. But, too often, these are simply not enough to cover the pain and suffering associated with an on-the-job construction injury. Weekly payments are based on a percentage of the worker’s weekly earnings and on the severity of the disability, whether it is a temporary total disability or a permanent partial disability. Also, medical expenses cover only those treatments deemed necessary and related to the specific work injury.

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Third Party Liability in Construction Accidents

Certain circumstances assign liability to a third party for job-site construction injuries. The owners, architects, contractors, and equipment manufacturers can all be held liable for accidents arising from insufficient safety measures. General contractors, as well as all subcontractors, are responsible for providing appropriate safety provisions that ensure a construction site is reasonably safe.

They are obligated to:

  • warn of possible hazards on the site
  • hire employees who will use
    while working
  • coordinate job safety
  • check that all safety
    are followed

Manufacturers of construction equipment are responsible for designing and maintaining safe products. Defective or dangerous products may be at fault in a construction accident. As with any of the equipment used on a construction site, the chance for personal injury is great. However, if the proper safety measures are not employed in production of this equipment, the possibility of injury or death increases greatly. Manufacturers of this equipment can be found liable when an accident occurs due to one of their products. Talk with a construction injury lawyer to understand third-party liability further.

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    Examples of equipment used on a construction site include (but are not limited to) the following:

    • scaffolding
    • power tools
    • hoists
    • derricks
    • cranes
    • conveyors
    • woodworking tools
    • ladders
    • winches
    • trucks
    • graters
    • scrapers
    • tractors
    • bulldozers
    • forklifts
    • back hoes
    • heavy equipment
    • boilers
    • pressure vessels
    • gas detectors
    • other types of construction equipment

    Hiring a Construction Accident Attorney

    The construction accident lawyers at The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP can help you or a loved one who has suffered an injury due to a construction accident. Contact us at 1-800-624-8888 or submit an free online case evaluation.

    The initial consultation is FREE of charge. We work on a contingency fee basis. Meaning, if we agree to handle your construction injury case, there are no legal fees unless we are successful in getting you money.

    Some lawsuits need be filed before an impending expiration date, known as the Statute of Limitations. Therefore, call or contact us right away to ensure that you do not waive your rights to money damages or other benefits.

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