Construction Accidents

Construction Accident Injury Attorney

Construction workers face dangers everyday ranging from the possibility of very serious accidents to injuries caused by repetitive stress over time and exposure to silent killers in the form of toxins, such as asbestos. While construction workers are the most likely to be injured in a construction accident, anyone who enters a construction site or even goes near one, could be injured if an accident occurs. If you have been injured in a construction accident, please talk to construction accident attorney Fred J. Fleming right away.

Injured Construction Workers

Construction workers who are injured on the job may be entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits. The advantage of being eligible for Workers’ Compensation is that you can star receiving benefits quickly and without the need to prove fault on the part of your employer. The disadvantage is the Workers’ Compensation will only cover your medical expenses and a portion of your lost income and does not pat for any of your non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, whereas the compensation you could receive through a personal injury lawsuit would be much greater.

In most cases, if you are eligible for Workers’ Compensation benefits, you are barred from suing your employer, but in a construction accident you may also be entitled to compensation through a third party lawsuit against someone else who was responsible for your injuries, such as a product liability suit against the manufacturer of a defective tool or piece of machinery.

Responsible Parties in Construction Accidents

Construction accidents can have multiple responsible parties including:

  • General contractor
  • Prime contractor
  • Subcontractors
  • Property owner
  • Architect
  • Engineer
  • Heavy equipment manufacturer or seller
  • Tool or equipment manufacturer or seller
  • Inspector
  • Materials manufacturer or seller

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a construction accident, please call a construction accident attorney at 1-800-882-5500 or contact us online. The initial consultation with a construction accident attorney Fred J. Fleming is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, in most cases we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a personal injury lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.