Construction work is a dangerous and there are often accidents that take place at these high pressure, fast paced work sites. Companies that employ workers for construction must comply with laws and regulations to ensure that they meet safety requirements. They must also train their workers to adopt safe methods and minimize risk at the work place. They must also regularly inspect work sites to ensure a safe work enviornment. Unfortunately, many neglect safety in their rush to complete the job.
A construction accident can take place in the fraction of a second and does not leave anyone with much time to react. If you or someone close to you has been injured in a construction accident, you should immediately contact an experienced Louisiana Injury Lawyer to understand your rights and to seek justice.
Construction accidents come in many varieties: falls on the job site, scaffold accidents, falls from the roof, ladder mishaps, crane accidents, falling equipment, unguarded openings, dangerous elevator shafts, excavation injuries, and the like. Poor maintenance of tools or equipment, inadequate or insufficient tools or equipment, insufficient training in the use of tools or equipment can also cause worker injury. Rarely are these the fault of the worker who is injured. More often the accidents are the result of negligence by the contractor or a sub-contractor.
Yet another category of construction accidents is related to the equipment used. Poor maintenance or improper usage of tools and machines can leave workers hurt at the work place. A third type of construction mishap is caused by negligence regarding safety procedures. Leaving dangerous debris at the work site, electrocutions, explosions, getting hit by vehicles, can all occur if the necessary safety precautions are not taken.
A person who has been injured in a construction accident is entitled to seek workers’ compensation which can partially cover medical expenses as well as some loss of income. However, if your accident was caused due to the negligence of somebody else and this can be proved, you may want to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you win this case, it will bring you more monetary compensation and can cover elements such as future medical costs, the expense involved in rehabilitation, cost of physical therapy, as well as non-economic damages like pain and suffering, as well as mental anguish.
In personal injury lawsuits related to construction accidents, only a third person who is not your employer, construction site owner, general contractor, or sub contractor can be sued. Such cases need the attention of a specialized attorney who understands the construction accident law. This is because the lawyer needs to have an idea about the complex relations that exist between the owners, contractors, and everything in between. The lawyer will diligently need to investigate the claim, do the paperwork, and gather proof of injury and negligence. They might need to enlist the assistance of accident re-constructionists, doctors, and other such experts to back up your claim and ensure you have a strong and formidable case.
Bryan Fisher and the legal team at Fisher Injury Lawyers have over 20 years of experience and the extensive skills, resources and knowledge to handle construction negligence and construction injury cases. We are uniquely qualified to help victims of this type of neglect having an in house civil engineer available to immediately get to work on your case. We also have attorney with undergraduate degrees in civil engineering and business capable of understanding and exploiting the engineering complexities and business motives often at the root of construction cases. Call us now. We are here to help you.