Construction Accident Attorneys
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Construction sites, especially those large commercial sites, are considerably more hazardous than the average workplace, particularly when considering the large trucks making deliveries, heavy equipment, the entering and exiting of sub-contractors, inexperienced coworkers and more. Additionally, these types of construction sites will often have live electrical wires exposed as well as hazardous material present. While most of these construction companies carry workman's compensation insurance, there are significant limitations on the compensation that will be paid out to an injured party — depending on the type of injury and the severity of the injury. Generally, based on the high risk of injury and the risk of more grave injuries, a construction injury victim will require more compensation that the workman's compensation insurance will pay them.
The problem is that the laws that govern these types of injuries are quite complex, making it virtually impossible for the average person to effectively protect their interests as they pursue fair compensation for their injuries. Additionally, it is possible that the injury may not fall completely under workman's compensation laws — disqualifying the claim for workman's compensation. It is possible that a construction worker who has been injured on the job may be ill informed as to their rights as an injury victim, emphasizing the need for professional counsel.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured due to a construction site accident in United States, you will need the assistance of a qualified and skilled construction accident lawyer, who is capable of representing you during the process of filing the claim for the injury, as well as filing any legal documents, including a lawsuit if necessary. At The Doan Law Firm, our legal team is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to the laws that govern these types of injuries, and we are extremely aggressive in pursuing the compensation that you deserve for your injuries and the associated expenses.
Common Causes of Construction Site Injuries
The very nature of construction site activity places workers at a higher risk of being injured, and the common causes of injuries at construction sites are multitudinous. One of the most common causes of injuries on construction sites is a mistake on the part of a co-worker; however, there are a number of causes that are more prevalent than human error on the part of a co-worker. For instance, poorly maintained equipment is one of the most common causes of accidents on construction sites. Also, machinery malfunction is a common cause of personal injuries. When a person is injured in an accident at a construction site, it is important to take immediate action. Because determining who is at fault is immensely important to the recovery of fair compensation for the victim, a thorough investigation will be necessary. At The Doan Law Firm, our legal team is qualified and prepared to conduct an investigation into the cause of the accident, in order to determine the party responsible. Our lawyers and investigators will use their knowledge and law education, in conjunction with the immeasurable resources we provide them, taking the necessary steps to ensure that you are able to recover the financial compensation that you deserve.
Common Accidents & Injuries
Construction accidents can prove to be some of the most devastating, as workers are required to work at fatal heights, utilize heavy machinery on a regular basis, and work in areas that may expose them to toxic chemicals. Because of this, construction laborers are often involved in some of the most serious accidents, and usually sustain some of the most severe injuries. Unfortunately, many of these accidents could have been avoided by following the proper safety regulations. When a fellow worker or even a supervisor fails to adhere to mandatory safety protocols, the consequences can prove to be fatal.
Some of the most common types of construction accidents include:
Fires & explosions
Defective machinery accidents
Slip & fall accidents
If you have been involved in a similar accident, you may be entitled to compensation. One way in which to recover monetary compensation is through workers' compensation insurance, while you may also pursue a third party claim if a defective product was the cause for your injuries. In order understand your rights as an injured worker, however, it is important to speak to a knowledgeable legal professional. In doing so, you will likely be better equipped to pursue the proper legal action.
The Different Types of Claims
The type of claim that we will file on your behalf will depend greatly on the severity of the injury and the circumstances surrounding the injury. Some of the more common claims that will be filed include, emotional suffering, medical costs (past, present and future), pain and suffering and punitive damages. There are instances in which victims of construction accidents are unduly denied compensation by the construction company, their insurance company and their legal team. This is why you should contact The Doan Law Firm if you are a victim of a construction site accident. When you contact us, we will schedule your initial consultation, where you will sit down with one of our construction site injury experts in order to discuss the details of your case. Our attorneys will evaluate the merits of your case, and if they determine that you have a right to be compensated for your injuries, we will immediately begin the process of building your case.
We have developed a reputation for aggressively pursuing the party responsible for injuring our clients, and we are committed to working through the entire process until the case has been settled. We have collected millions of dollars in settlements and awards.
The Importance of Working with a Reputable Attorney
While there are some people who attempt to file an injury claim on their own, it is not recommended. The complex nature of these types of cases can easily overwhelm a person who does not have the experience and thorough knowledge of the laws that govern these types of injuries. Rarely will a person who represents themselves in this type of case receive the compensation they deserve for their injuries. When an injury victim does not receive the compensation that they deserve, it is likely that they will experience financial difficulty as the medical expenses begin to pile up, or as they deal with their diminished capacity to earn a living.
Working with the experienced attorneys at The Doan Law Firm will expose you to qualified experts who will stand by your side throughout the entire process in order to ensure that you get every dime that you deserve. Additionally, we will make sure that the entire process is transparent, so that you are aware of everything that is taking place.
If you or a loved one is a victim of a construction site accident, contact The Doan Law Firm Immediately for your initial free consultation.
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