Construction Accident Lawyer
Construction sites are inherently dangerous places to work, and despite the numerous precautions that are taken, workers often get injured. While a few scrapes or bruises sustained at a construction job are usually nothing to worry about, it’s not uncommon for more serious accidents to occur. In some cases, construction site injuries can be critical and even fatal. If you or a loved one were injured at a construction site, it is important to seek medical and legal assistance as soon as possible.
Causes of Construction Site Accidents
Since there are many different hazards at a construction site, an injury can be caused by almost anything. The most common causes of construction site accidents include:
Falls from roofs or scaffolding
Slipping/tripping and falling over holes in the ground or objects in the way
Nail gun injuries
Crush injuries from heavy machinery
Electrocution or burns
Falling objects, including machinery, tools, and debris
Any time an individual is injured at a construction site, immediate medical attention should be sought. Even if you don’t feel as though you were badly injured, don’t wait to go to the hospital or see a doctor. Failure to seek medical treatment or to notify your employer of the injury right away can potentially cause problems later on should you decide to file a claim.
Often, construction site injuries are covered by workers’ compensation. These benefits are designed to cover the medical costs and lost wages incurred by an employee who was injured on the job. However, in some critical cases, workers’ compensation will not cover the total losses experienced by the victim and his or her family. Workers’ compensation can also be denied for a variety of reasons. In cases like these, it is important to consult with an experienced construction site injury attorney to find out about your rights and legal options after an accident.
At the Felicetti Law Firm, we know how difficult it can be when you or a loved one has been injured at a construction site. We are committed to providing each of our clients with zealous, comprehensive legal support after a construction site injury, and will guide you through the process of filing a claim for restitution step by step. Our goal is to not only ensure that you are fully compensated for your injuries, but that the negligent party is held responsible for their actions. Contact us today for a consultation to discuss your legal needs in detail by calling (305) 998-7000.