Due to the nature of the construction trade, individuals employed on construction sites find themselves confronted with dangerous, life-threatening work conditions on a daily basis.
Serious accidents and injuries occur with alarming frequency at construction sites throughout the country.
However, many states’ workers’ compensation laws may severely limit recovery for a construction site accident. State laws that preclude an employee from suing an employer also generally limit the employee to a workers’ compensation system which may not provide compensation for pain and suffering.
Many of these compensation laws may place specific limits on how long an injured worker may collect benefits, even if the worker is injured indefinitely. Often, in order to receive compensation that accounts for pain and suffering, a party other than the employer must be found to bear some responsibility for the injury-causing accident.
Knowledge of federal-state regulations governing construction sites is imperative when developing theories against general contractors and subcontractors that may allow for legal action when it appears that such laws would prevent recovery. Further, your legal representative should have experience in the inspection of worksites, identification of critical witnesses, and preservation of important evidence.
While there exists a myriad of laws that may impact your ability to recover from a worksite accident, an attorney in our law firm might be able to help you “level the playing field” by providing you with a free case review that will include information regarding the practical and legal aspects of personal injury law and construction site claims in Louisiana.
Our experienced construction accident attorneys will do everything we can to protect your legal rights and help you get the maximum compensation for your injuries.
We’ll fight to get you the maximum compensation for your injuries.
Thousands of construction workers are injured or killed in construction site accidents each year. Construction companies must inspect each site with safety engineers and provide safety programs, but unfortunately, accidents still occur due to the inadequacy of these provisions.
When a construction site accident occurs, the owners, architects, insurance companies, and manufacturers of equipment can be held responsible for inadequate safety provisions.
Contact an Experienced Attorney
The general contractor and all subcontractors are required to provide a reasonably safe site, to warn of hazards inherent in the site and work, to hire careful employees, coordinate job safety, and supervise compliance with safety specifications.
Manufacturers of construction equipment are responsible for designing and maintaining safe products. Defective or dangerous products may include the following: scaffolding, cranes, power tools, derricks, hoists, conveyors, woodworking tools, ladders, winches, trucks, graders, scrapers, tractors, bulldozers, forklifts, backhoes, heavy equipment, boilers, pressure vessels, gas detectors and other types of construction equipment.
It is often possible to find liable third parties in the event of an accident or injury. Since most sites involve many subcontractors, it is very common to locate several potential third party Defendants. The lawyer may also consider claims against the general contractor, who may be responsible for the supervision and may be contractually responsible for the injury. In more complex cases, the legal principles of Agency and analysis of Corporate law may lead to sophisticated determinations as to who is technically an “employee” and who the “third parties” are in a given situation.
Workers’ Compensation law is designed to help injured workers as well as employers in dealing with the problems of health insurance. The Workers’ Compensation Act provides benefits to workers who are injured on the job or suffer an occupational disease arising out of and in the course of employment. The benefits under Workers’ Comp include weekly payments based on a percentage of the employee’s average weekly wage for temporary total disability, partial disability, permanent and total disability, and permanent loss of function and disfigurement. Workers’ Comp also covers medical expenses for treatment that is reasonable, necessary, and related to the industrial injury and vocational rehabilitation services.
Unfortunately, Workers’ Compensation alone may be insufficient compensation especially in the case of very serious and catastrophic personal injuries. As indicated above it is necessary to look for a negligent third party such as the manufacturer of a dangerous or defective product, improper safety devices, or some other party who is at fault. These cases require immediate attention and expertise because the responsible third party may be difficult to locate and evidence (such as a piece of defective machinery) needs to be preserved.
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a construction-related accident, Louisiana’s skilled construction accident attorneys in our law firm may be able to help.
Call us for a confidential, free case evaluation today. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Have you been seriously injured in a construction accident?
In the United States, construction is one of the largest industries and also one of the most dangerous. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), most U.S. professions have seen a decline in injury rates over recent years, but this is not the case with construction. Dangerous work environments, inadequate equipment, and poor safety precautions all contribute to a large number of serious injuries and deaths that take place on construction sites each year.
Some of the construction accidents that we help with include:
• Machinery Accidents
• Scaffolding Accidents
• Welding Accidents
• Nail Gun Accidents
• Falls from Heights
• Falling Objects
• Fires and Explosions
• Structure Failure & Collapses
• Workers Compensation
• Supervisor Negligence
• Undocumented Workers
If you have been seriously hurt in a construction accident, then you are well served by contacting a Louisiana construction accident attorney immediately. You may be entitled to compensation.
Our attorneys help personal injury victims including victims who have suffered construction accident injuries. The focus is always to secure the highest possible compensation for damages for my clients. Under the direction of our Louisiana trial attorneys, you will be aided in your pursuit of compensation in your construction accident case from the following sources:
• The building of structure owner
• The general/prime contractor
• The construction manager
• Equipment manufacturers
Contact our law office office today so that we can fight for the protection of your rights and pursue the monetary awards you deserve after being injured due to someone else’s negligence.Free Case Evaluation
Our construction accident attorneys are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to discuss your case. Call our toll free number at (877) 927-5540 or complete the free case evaluation on this page. We look forward to fighting for you.
Blake David was the contributing attorney to this content. Use of this website constitutes acceptance of the terms and conditions of this website.
You may be entitled to compensation if you or a loved one have been injured as the result of another person or companies negligence. The choice of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of the legal services performed by other lawyers. Results are not guaranteed.
By visiting this site and/or replying to our Advertisements, you agree that Personal Injury Legal Help is not responsible or liable for any claim, loss or damage or any kind, directly or indirectly resulting from your use of any law firm, legal advice or any information obtained from Personal Injury Legal Help. By placing a call or entering Personal Injury Legal Help (and the links accessible through this site) you expressly acknowledge your understanding and agreement to all of the disclaimers and agreements contained herein.