Getting Money for a Catastrophic Personal Injury
Construction site accidents are a fact of life in the construction industry, but they are also of serious concern to construction workers and their families. Construction related accidents are not limited to those involved in construction work. Innocent passers-by can also receive serious injuries on a construction site.
Getting past workers’ compensation
Sometimes, construction workers are employees of the responsible party at a construction accident. In those cases, injuries are handled by workers’ compensation laws. In other cases, there are instances where a general contractor has tried to claim that the employee of a subcontractor is actually acting as an employee of the general contractor so that the construction worker is limited to damages under the workers’ compensation laws. The attorneys at Barrett & Pavluk, LLC will determine what status an employee has, and when he or she is actually not an employee for purposes of the workman’s compensation immunity provisions. This can significantly affect the type of damages you are eligible to receive in your case.
Others injured in construction accidents need help too.
Other people besides actual construction workers can be injured in a construction site accident. From a piece of machinery or material falling outside the actual site to tripping over debris left on the sidewalk during a construction project, serious injuries to innocent passers-by can be the unfortunate result. We can help you recover for those injuries, finding the responsible party and making sure that you are fully compensated.
If you have been injured in a construction related accident, contact our firm to set up a free initial consultation. If we take your case, you won’t pay us anything until we recover damages for you.
Falls from Heights
Were you seriously injured in a fall at a construction site? Was a loved one killed due to a construction supervisor’s negligence?
Unstable surfaces, debris, safety violations and other hazards are all causes of construction site falls. If you were injured or a loved one killed due to a fall at a construction site, we can help. We will handle your workers’ compensation claim and help determine if you are eligible for other damages through a third-party.
Maximum Compensation for Construction Fall Accidents
Barrett & Pavluk, LLC handle fall from height cases involving:
- Falls from scaffolding and ladders
- Falls from man lifts
- Falls from roofs
- Falls from electrical poles
- Falls from fences or high barriers
- And more
Our lawyers ask several thorough questions to effectively determine why and how the accident happened. Were proper safety measures in place? Did the worker have a harness on? Was there a supervisor on site? We use this information to learn who is responsible for the accident and to seek full and fair compensation for our clients’ financial costs, pain and suffering.
Fall accidents result in a variety of injuries, depending on the height someone fell from, and how they landed. Serious falls could result in brain trauma or a spinal cord injury causing complete paralysis. Some falls even if they are not from high heights result in wrongful death.
Whether you suffered a compound fracture or a neck injury, or you lost a loved one, our law firm has experience and knowledge you can trust. With more than 45 years of combined legal experience, you can rest assured we will handle your case effectively.
Construction Accidents and Unsafe Equipment
Construction sites are filled with dangerous tools, vehicles, machinery and equipment that all have the potential to cause serious injuries or fatalities.
If you have been injured by unsafe equipment or conditions at a construction site, you may be eligible to receive more than workers’ compensation. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your legal options.
Assessing Your Options
Once we understand exactly what happened to you, we will be able to assess who is responsible for compensating you for your injuries and other damages. In some cases, your medical bills and a portion of your weekly wages will be paid through workers’ compensation. In other cases, you will be able to recover the remainder of your lost wages, compensation for pain and suffering, and other damages.
Construction accidents caused by defective or otherwise unsafe equipment can cause extremely serious injuries, including brain injuries, amputations and paralyzing spinal cord injuries. Our lawyers can help you obtain the compensation you need after a life-altering injury.