Despite strict safety codes and procedures intended to make construction sites safer, construction accidents can and do occur – resulting in serious injury or death.
If you have been injured on a construction job, you need a veteran construction accident lawyer to help you recover the damages you may deserve. The attorneys at Sommers Schwartz know their way around the jobsite and the courtroom, and have helped numerous clients obtain compensation.
Construction Work Is Inherently Dangerous
Construction is widely believed to be one of the most perilous industries, employing more than five million people – carpenters, electricians, equipment operators, laborers, managers, and others – many of whom move from one site to the next with constantly changing environments and safety standards. Even with safety standards in place, more than 800 construction-related deaths and countless injuries occur each year.
Construction injuries may arise from:
- Crane accidents
- Electrical accidents
- Trench collapses
- Exposure to toxins
- Welding accidents
Additionally, many construction jobs require workers to climb roofs, scaffolding, elevator shafts, etc., putting them at risk for catastrophic injuries should they fall.
Will Workers Compensation Cover My Injuries?
Worker’s compensation was established to ensure that workers who have been injured on the job have their medical expenses paid for and a portion of their lost wages reimbursed. Unfortunately, that often fails to provide sufficient coverage for economic damages as well as non-economic damages such as pain, suffering, and emotional distress. In certain circumstances, there may be other parties responsible for the dangerous conditions that lead to an accident, such as equipment manufacturers, architects, or subcontractors, which may entitle you to compensation beyond workers’ comp benefits.
When your wellbeing and your family’s financial future are at stake, you can’t afford to take risks. We urge you to contact us today to discuss your case and learn how we help.