Woodland Construction Accident Lawyer
Getting hurt at a construction site might entitle you to more than just workers comp. Find out by consulting with a Woodland construction accident lawyer.
As a hard-working construction worker, you are aware of the dangers of your work environment and understand the safety measures that keep you safe while on the job. Although you do your best to avoid danger, sometimes accidents happen that are not in your control because of the negligence of someone else.
From head and neck injuries to paralysis and broken bones, construction accident injuries are usually serious. Many injuries are lifelong, debilitating, and sometimes fatal. In the aftermath, you may have enormous medical costs at a time when you’re unable to work, leading you to wonder how you will pay your bills.
In addition to workers compensation, you may be able to pursue a personal injury lawsuit if a third party was responsible for causing the accident. A Woodland construction accident lawyer from Crowell Law Offices can help you seek a third-party personal injury lawsuit to recover compensation that workers comp doesn’t provide.
Causes of Construction Accidents
No matter how cautious you are at your construction site, catastrophic accidents can happen in a split second. Workplace accidents are usually preventable due to strict safety regulations that are required by companies to protect workers. Failing to properly implement safety protocols can result in devastating injuries.
One in ten construction site workers are injured every year according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Construction accidents are the result of many different causes, including the following:
- Slip, trip, and falls
- Falling objects
- Heavy machinery accidents
- Toxic chemicals
Who Can I Sue for My Construction Injury?
Filing a personal injury claim is a complex process that a Woodland construction accident lawyer can help you with. You can file a claim against a third-party contractor not affiliated with your company or a parts manufacturer or distributor if the accident was a result of their negligence.
You may be able to file a legal claim for damages if your construction accident was the result of the following:
- Defective Machinery or Equipment – A product liability claim against the manufacturer
- Toxic Substance Injury – A toxic tort lawsuit against the manufacturer of the chemical
- Employer’s Intentional Act – A personal injury lawsuit against your employer for malice or extreme negligence
Furthermore, if your company does not have workers compensation insurance, you may be able to file a personal injury claim against your employer.
Recovering Damages for a Worksite Injury
Experiencing emotional distress can be overwhelming when you are trying to recover. You may have questions about getting a payout for your construction injuries. We will work hard to determine who can be held liable and how much the value of your claim is worth.
You could be able to recover compensation for the following:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Lost wages and future earning potential
- Physical and rehabilitation therapy
- Medical devices and equipment
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
Contact a Woodland Construction Injury Lawyer
If you suffered injuries in a construction accident, a lawyer from Crowell Law Offices will fight to recover the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Call 916-303-2800 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a Woodland construction accident lawyer or fill out our online form today.