While many laws and regulations have been put in place to mitigate the likelihood of construction accidents, they continue to be prevalent both nationally and locally. They often lead to devastating injuries for both construction workers and innocent passersby. These injuries can bring a lot of financial hardship on those impacted, and both insurance companies and employers may want to do what they can to minimize the amount they pay the victims.
Workers Compensation laws have also been enacted to protect employees, but often the laws and processes can be hard for individuals to navigate, and that’s where hiring Anderson Franco Law will be of great benefit.
At Anderson Franco Law we work hard to ensure you get the representation and compensation you deserve for construction accidents. We have the experience and expertise to help you and your loved ones. If you or your family member was injured in a construction accident, first ensure they begin receiving the help and treatment they need, then call Anderson Franco Law so we may tell you what your rights are. Wse have helped many others in your shoes and have received happy reviews from our clients [Insert link to Yelp or Avoo].
Workers Compensation and Personal Injury
If you are injured in a construction accident while on the job, you are entitled to Workers Compensation regardless of fault. However, the remedies under Workers Compensation are limited. In cases where you or your loved one was injured due to negligence of another individual who doesn’t work for the employer, or if your employer does not have workers compensation, you may need to file a civil lawsuit to recover for your personal injury claim.
In Personal Injury, the civil justice system looks to understand who is at fault for the accident. Your attorney will help you examine if there may be any compounding or other variables where other civil lawsuits may be filed. A few examples are below:
- Defective Tools – in cases where tools malfunction or are defective, you may be able to sue the manufacturer.
- Unsafe Property – in cases where the job site is unsafe, you may be able able to sue the owner of the property
- Driver of Vehicle – if you are injured by someone driving a vehicle, you may be able to sue the driver of the car
- Subcontractor liability – if you are injured by a third party, or someone that is employed by a different company, you may be able to sue their employer.
The job of an attorney is to maximize the amount you are able to recover and we will examine your case to determine whether you have both personal injury and workers compensation. Most often these cases are settled during litigation, before going to court, but at any stage we will fight for your justice.
What to do if you have been injured in a construction accident
- If possible take photos of where and how the accident occured
- Take photos of your injuries
- Seek medical attention
- Reach out to Anderson Franco Law to evaluate your case
Types of Construction Accidents
- Fall from scaffolding
- Pipe burst
- Fall into hole
Types of Injuries Resulting from Construction Accidents
- Back Injury
- Spinal Injury
- Broken or fractured Bones
- Brain Bleed
- Wrongful death
- Chemical Burn
Have you been Injured in a Construction Accident?
If you have been injured in a construction accident the attorneys at Anderson Franco Law can help you. Give them a call today for a free consultation. Anderson Franco has handled many construction accidents, including boom pump malfunction, concrete pouring accidents, ladder falls, roof falls, slip and falls on job site, and hand crush claims. Contact us today for a free consultation.