Why You Need a Construction Accident Personal Injury Attorney

The construction industry is infamous for having one of the highest number of worker deaths in the US. However, the construction industry is growing rapidly and with its rapid growth, there has been an increase in the number of construction accidents and fatalities. Construction accident law deals with the personal injury and wrongful death cases resulting from construction accidents, as well as the safety laws, regulations and standards governing the construction industry. The personal injury attorneys at the Construction Accident Law Resource use their years of experience to represent a wide range of clients in construction litigation across the Tri-State area.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident, you need an experienced personal injury attorney. A skilled and knowledgeable construction accident lawyer will make sure your case is handled properly and will help you get the financial compensation you deserve to cover all your medical bills, lost earnings and other damages. If your loved one was killed in a construction accident, your attorney will help you make a wrongful death claim so that you and your family have the means to rebuild your life.

Construction accidents can be complicated, depending upon the circumstances of the injury or death. The first step is meeting with a skilled attorney to discuss the situation. Many issues can come up in litigating a construction accident case. These include compliance with OSHA’s safety standards and regulations on the site, engineering issues, and liability and indemnity determinations. The general contractor or sub-contractor is responsible for ensuring that the project is in compliance with OSHA regulations. However, when determining liability, who was in control at the job site or the job activity when the worker was injured comes into play. Violating an OSHA regulation will have varying legal effects depending upon the state and jurisdiction where the injury occurred.

Besides OSHA regulations, there are other legal standards that a property owner, contractor or sub-contractor may be held to in determining liability. They may have their own set of safety rules specific to the construction project created to protect workers at the site. If you or someone you love has been injured at a construction site, there are things you can do to protect your rights. They are:

  • Get medical attention immediately.
  • Report the injury to the employer or site manager.
  • Get the names and contact information of witnesses.
  • Preserve the evidence related to your injury. Take photographs or videos of the area where the injury occurred, the injury itself and any tools or equipment involved in your accident.

The best course of action is to find an attorney to help evaluate your claim. Your case may be won or lost depending on the work done before the case ever goes to trial. Your attorney will investigate and engage in fact-finding on your behalf to find the best way to represent you regardless of how many individuals and entities may be responsible for your injuries. The lawyers and staff at the Construction Accident Law Resource have been helping victims of accidents and negligence in the Tri-State area recover millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements. Contact one of our construction attorneys at the Construction Accident Law Resource now for a free consultation to see how we can help you. You can call us at 866-700-0657 or email fdervishi@dervishilaw.com. We are here to help.

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