If you have questions concerning your construction site accident, contact the personal injury lawyers at Apicella & Schlesinger Attorneys at Law.
If you or your loved one is a construction site accident victim, you can file a personal injury lawsuit against the individual or company responsible for your accident. You can receive the monetary compensation you need to recover from your injuries.
If your loved one was killed in a construction accident, you can file a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible party. This will allow your family to receive compensation for losing your loved one.
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Most Common Types of Construction Site Accidents
Millions of people are injured on construction sites each year. According to OSHA, more than 4,000 of these injuries are fatal. These statistics make construction one of the most dangerous industries in the U.S.
Some of the most common types of construction site accidents include:
- Falls from heights
- Being struck by falling objects
- Trapped or caught in between equipment
When injured on a construction site, the first thing you should do is seek immediate medical attention. Receiving emergency care is the best way to recover correctly from your injuries and seek the compensation you’ll need to pay for medical bills, recovery costs, and other expenses.
Who Is Responsible for a Construction Site Accident?
The answer to this question is often complicated. The responsible party depends on the type of accident and who was involved. Liability on a construction site typically involves one or more of the following parties:
- Property owner
- Construction Company
- Machine manufacturer
- A general contractor or subcontractor
- City or government agency
A personal injury claim can be filed based on negligence, premise liability, or product defects. For your case to be successful, you will need sufficient evidence to prove your claim. This generally requires the knowledge and skill of an experienced personal injury firm.
Damages You Can Receive
Damages available after a construction site accident are money to compensate the injury victim for their costs and losses. This includes compensatory damages, which are intended to restore the plaintiff before the accident, and economic and non-economic damages.
Filing a Personal Injury Claim
Most people think they must file a workers’ compensation claim when injured at work. However, this is not necessarily the case. An injured worker may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit depending on who was injured and who is responsible for the accident. They may be able to file a personal injury claim against a negligent third party or if the injury victim is an independent contractor.