Legal Options & Compensation for Construction & Industrial Site Injuries
On any given day, 6.5 Million Americans go to work at approximately 252,000 construction sites across the United States, according to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
There are many risks of injury that workers face on a daily basis, including:
- Ladder injuries
- Crane accidents
- Safety code violations
- Equipment failure or defect
- Scaffold and Trench collapse
- Electric shock and arc flash (flashover) or arc blast
Due to negligence, safety violations, and poor supervision, industrial accidents are much more common than many people may know or care to admit.
In the United States alone, there are 3 deaths every day on construction sites.
However, these workplace injuries and deaths are almost always preventable with proper supervision and safeguards in place. Any worker who is wrongly injured may be entitled to compensation beyond their worker’s compensation benefits.
The types of injuries can vary greatly, but if you or a loved one have suffered any of the following, it’s important to contact a law firm right away:
- Severe burns
- Severe nerve damage
- Brain injury
- Permanent loss of vision or hearing
- Spinal Cord Injury
Construction Accident Liability
When an accident occurs on a construction site and someone gets seriously injured, who is liable? And what should happen next?
In most cases, a worker’s direct employer will have workers’ compensation insurance, which may compensate injured employees who wish to file claims. That said, liability often extends beyond a person’s employer. A personal injury lawsuit may involve:
- Trucking companies
- Property/Site owners
- Manufacturers and distributors
Important Lawsuit Questions
When considering a lawsuit, it is important to ask: Who owns the property being worked on and what is their degree-of-control over the work being done? Did any contractors hired to work with the company create a safe workspace, warn of hazards, and comply with safety measures? Did the products, tools, and equipment meet current safety standards? Were they adequate or defective?
Sokolove Law is here to help you navigate these complex questions.
Taking The Next Step
For more than 40 years, Sokolove Law has stood side-by-side with families affected by these tragic incidents, helping them find justice. Compensation from a lawsuit may help cover:
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Loss of consortium claims
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Retraining costs after recovery from injury (when applicable)
With these cases, a number of complex state and federal regulations come into play, and there are strict deadlines (statutes of limitations) which limit the time you have to file a claim.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured on a construction site, manufacturing site, or another industrial setting, contact Sokolove Law for a free legal consultation today.
We have the legal experience necessary to take on the largest insurance companies and other entities in the country, many of which try hard to deny compensation for injury claims.
Don’t wait another minute – let us fight for you.