Construction sites can be dangerous places for workers and bystanders. Despite extensive safety procedures being in place to protect those in and around construction zones, thousands of accidents take place every year inflicting serious and even fatal injuries in many cases. Fortunately for victims, there are legal protections in place to help those who have suffered damages recover what they need. There are a number of circumstances that can lead to construction accidents, ranging from unsafe working conditions to poorly maintained equipment. Unsafe working conditions can expose workers to toxic chemicals or introduce the threat of falls from poorly built scaffolding. Falling materials like cement can harm to workers below. Poorly kept equipment can malfunction or fail, causing serious and even fatal accident potential, and inadequate lighting or ventilation can also expose workers to harm through ingesting unsafe substances or concealing potential dangers. In each other these cases, workers are exposed to harm that would otherwise be avoided with proper care.
The causes of this improper care can come from a number of sources, including the simple negligence of a manager or supervisor failing to honor safety codes or fundamental errors in workplace policies at the corporate level that leave worker’s in harm’s way. In each of these cases, accident victims may have the right to take legal action against those who have allowed for these accidents to happen. Determining liability can be a major challenge in construction accidents, as a single construction site can represent several different organizations. Sorting through this potential complication can be confusing if done on your own, potentially leading to you assigning liability to wrong party and having your case thrown out. By seeking legal representation through a personal injury lawyer however, you can be assured that your claim will target the correct parties that were to blame in your accident. A highly trained construction accident lawyer will be able to sift through the available evidence and build a case that accurately represents your claims, giving you the best chance for success. Correctly valuing the compensation you deserve can also be troublesome, as you may be owed by more than one liable party. In totaling the financial impact of your damages, you have the potential of selling yourself well short of what you are legally owed, as there are number of different aspects involved in the calculation of compensation you may be entitled to, beyond the direct costs of hospital visits, medical bills, and rehabilitation sessions. Depending on the severity of your injury, you may also be entitled to compensation for things like wages lost from time spent away from work, loss of future earning potential, and pain and suffering.
With an experienced construction accident lawyer to guide you through the legal process, you can be confident that your case will be dealt with as swiftly as possible, allowing you the chance to get onto the road to recovery. Even if you are uncertain about the possibility of taking legal action, we at AA Accident Attorneys can carefully explain your available options and help you through every step of the process. Though it may seem an unwelcome distraction to file a claim after an accident, failing to do so will do nothing but add to your suffering and prevent you from mending your injuries and moving on into the future.