Of all professions, those that fall under the construction umbrella can be the most dangerous, which is why construction and worksite accidents are so common. Falls are the most common type of worksite accident, followed by injuries caused from falling debris and objects. Electrocutions and exposure to chemicals, burns, and amputations are also not unheard of and occur with frequency. Because of the inherent dangers of this type of job, the insurance companies representing employers and property owners usually have a dogged team of lawyers on standby to negate the claims of workers who are injured. SMT Legal is accustomed to standing up to these legal experts and helping our clients get the compensation to which they are entitled under the law.
Common Construction and Work Site Injuries
Common construction and worksite injuries our team at SMT Legal regularly represent include:
- Falling accidents
- Construction vehicle accidents
- Ladder and scaffolding accidents
- Electrical injuries
- Shocks and burns
- Trench collapse
- Crane accidents
- Mine explosions
Construction and worksite accidents often result in devastating injuries that can greatly alter an individual’s life, or even result in death. Injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, back injuries, disfigurement, and wrongful death can be catastrophic to you and your loved ones. If you or a loved one have been injured or are the victim of wrongful death, contact our construction and worksite accident attorneys as soon as possible for your free consultation on how to move forward with filing a claim and receiving compensation for your medical expenses, past and future lost wages, and any pain and suffering resulting from the accident.
If you’ve been injured on the job while working construction, you’re most likely entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. However, accepting benefits often means you forfeit the right to seek any additional damages from your employer, except if you can prove that your employer acted with deliberate intent and purposely caused your injury. You can still sue any responsible third party if your injuries are due to negligence, such as the manufacturer of a defective work tool, or negligent subcontractors. Both are often held liable for paying damages beyond workers’ comp benefits. SMT Legal will fight on your behalf to ensure you receive the monetary damages you’re entitled to.