Construction sites are governed by strict rules and safety regulations that are designed to help keep everyone safe. Unfortunately, those safety regulations don’t always keep everyone perfectly safe. Sometimes, OSHA regulations aren’t followed properly at the job site. Other times, human error or mechanical failure can lead to serious injury. If you’ve been injured in an accident at a construction site, make sure that you receive the compensation you’re entitled to for your injuries. Contact us today at (305) 901-0894. Our experienced Doral construction accident attorneys can help you receive the settlement you deserve.
When you’ve been involved in an accident at a construction site, results matter. From medical bills and the mounting cost of lost wages as you’re forced to be out of work, to compensation for your pain and suffering or the funds that will allow you to make arrangements for your long-term care, you need a settlement or judgment that will take care of your needs. At Sibley Dolman, we have a long history of getting our clients the results they require from accident claims. In many cases, we’ve been able to obtain settlements totaling over $1 million for our clients. In others, we’ve obtained the full amount that the associated insurance policies were able to provide. How much is your construction accident worth? Contact one of our Doral associates today to find out.
Construction Accidents Defined
Construction accidents are accidents that occur at a construction site. Most often, they happen to construction workers on that site; however, construction accidents can affect anyone on the site, including workers who need to proceed through a construction site in order to reach their workplace, visitors to the construction site, and other employees or bystanders. Common construction accidents include:
- Traumatic brain injury due to items that have fallen from scaffolds, roofs, and other high locations
- Broken bones
- Sprains, strains, and soft tissue damage
- Crushing accidents
- Mechanical accidents due to improper operation or mechanical failure of construction tools
- Falling accidents caused by falls from heights
Who Can Be Held Responsible for Construction Accidents?
In some cases, construction accidents are the result of mechanical failure. In other cases, they are the result of human error. Construction accidents can also occur as a result of failure to follow appropriate safety regulations on the job site, from creating the right safety barriers around roofs and others to wearing hard hats and other devices. In many cases, the construction company that employed you will be held liable for damages caused in the course of your normal job duties. In other cases, damages may have been caused as a result of someone else’s negligence, from a visitor to the construction site to a specific employee. Working closely with your lawyer is the most effective way to be sure that you have identified the proper party responsible for your injuries.
What Damages Can Be Recovered After a Construction Accident?
After a construction accident, there are several types of damages that can be recovered. The damages you may receive will depend on the severity of your injury and how it was caused, including whether or not your own negligence came into play. You can potentially recover damages that include:
- Payment for medical bills associated with your construction accident, including funds that will help pay for reasonable future anticipated medical expenses
- Compensation for lost wages as a result of time spent off work for your injuries. This includes time lost for associated medical appointments as well as time lost recovering from your injuries.
- Lost earning potential as a result of an injury that causes permanent disability
- Compensation for pain and suffering as a result of your injury.
Often, the amount of damages you can recover for lost wages and medical expenses are set by the time you’ve spent off work for your injuries, or based on your medical reports. The amount you can reasonably expect for pain and suffering, however, may be more variable; an experienced attorney can show you how to properly calculate and effectively argue for the damages you require.
How Difficult is a Construction Accident Case to Prove?
If you’ve been involved in a construction accident, you may assume that payment for damages will be automatic. Unfortunately, in many cases, it’s not. Sometimes, the associated insurance company may try to prove that the accident was a result of your own negligence, or that someone other than the individuals they cover was responsible for your injuries. In other cases, the insurance company may contact you immediately after the accident with a low settlement offer that does not reflect the full amount you should receive for your injuries. Signing this offer can prevent you from obtaining the full amount you deserve for your pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages after a construction accident. Consulting with a lawyer is one of the most effective ways to be sure that you’re receiving a settlement offer that fully reflects the amount you deserve from your construction accident.
How Much Will a Lawyer Cost?
Expenses add up fast following construction accidents. Not only do you have medical bills piling up, your regular expenses don’t go away just because you’re off work. A lawyer shouldn’t be the most expensive part of your accident. When you contact Sibley Dolman, we’ll set up a free consultation to learn more about your case. In most cases, we provide representation on a contingent fee basis: rather than collecting our payment up front, we’ll collect attorney’s fees only as a portion of any settlement or judgment obtained on your behalf.
Don’t Wait to Get Help
If you’ve been involved in a construction accident, it may be helpful to work with a lawyer as soon as possible to make sure that no one takes advantage of you. Contact us online today, or call at (305) 901-0894. We’ll schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced construction accident attorneys, and help ensure that you don’t miss out on any of the compensation you may be owed for your construction accident injuries.
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