A Construction Site Accident Attorney Can Help Your Case
Construction sites can be hazardous locations, both for construction workers and for passersby. If you’ve been injured at or near a construction site, you may be in pain, unable to work, and wondering if things will ever go back to normal.
The personal injury attorneys with The Advocates are here for you. We will be by your side to protect your legal rights and fight for a fair settlement.
If you’ve been injured and need an experienced attorney for your construction accident claim, contact The Advocates law firm for a free consultation.
The Next Steps In Your Case
Immediately after your accident, assess your injuries
Contact The Advocates as soon as possible to begin the road to recovery
Seek medical attention as soon as you can
Keep track of all treatment you receive during recovery
Once you’ve completed treatment, your case can move forward
Your Advocate will send a demand letter to the other party
Frequently Asked Questions
Not every accident requires an attorney. However, if the accident resulted in injuries or significant property damage, it is a good idea to contact a lawyer. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you navigate the claims process, which can be lengthy and complex.
Your attorney will build your case, keep track of your medical records, negotiate with insurance companies, and represent you in court if necessary. Studies have shown that accident victims who hire a personal injury lawyer can receive settlements up to 3.5 times larger than if they settled on their own.
The best way to know if you have a case is to speak with an attorney. The Advocates offer free consultations—you can speak with a qualified legal team to understand what your case is worth without paying a dime. Once you have decided to hire an Advocate, we will investigate your accident to firmly establish liability.
Your initial consultation with us is always 100% free. There are never any upfront costs or hidden fees when you hire The Advocates.
Our attorneys work on a contingency basis, which means that our attorney fees are calculated as a percentage of your settlement. You will not pay us unless we win your case, and you receive a settlement.
Every personal injury case is different. There is no one-size-fits-all solution to accident claims. The length of the claims process will depend on the severity of your injuries, the willingness of the other party to settle, the court’s caseload, and more.
In general, personal injury cases can take anywhere from several months to a few years. It’s important to contact an attorney as soon as possible to get your case started. Each state has a statute of limitations for personal injury cases, after which you will lose your right of action.
When you hire The Advocates, we will begin investigating your accident immediately while you finish medical treatment. Once all evidence and medical records have been compiled, your attorney will send a demand letter to the other party’s insurance company. At this point, negotiations will begin.
In many cases, a settlement can be reached during negotiations. If the other party refuses to make a fair offer, you may choose to file a suit. In the litigation phase, your attorney will represent you in court in front of a judge, jury, and/or arbitrator.
A Team of Legal Professionals Assigned to Your Case
For nearly 30 years, the personal injury lawyers with The Advocates have helped thousands of accident victims receive the compensation and care they deserve after their accidents. We are prepared to do the same for you.
We can help you:
- Understand the claims process
- Investigate your accident
- Build your case
- Negotiate with insurance adjusters
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- No need to schedule an appointment
- No need to wait for an email response
- Free online consultation
- Talk directly with an attorney
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Construction Site Injury FAQs
What are common causes of construction site accidents?
Because construction sites are often home to heavy machinery, hazardous materials, and uneven ground, they can be incredibly dangerous places. Severe injuries are not uncommon.
Common types of construction accidents include:
- Injuries from falling objects
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Scaffolding accidents, such as collapsed scaffolding
- Crane accidents
- Failure to use proper protective gear
- Exposure to hazardous materials
- Injuries from repetitive movements
- Equipment malfunction
What are common construction site injuries?
Accidents at construction sites can lead to serious injuries or even fatalities.
Common construction site injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injuries or other head injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Broken bones
- Cuts or puncture wounds
- Eye injuries, including blindness
- Joint pain
- Illness from exposure to harmful materials
What damages can I seek after a construction site injury?
If you’ve been injured at a construction site, you may be able to file a personal injury claim. Depending on the nature of your injuries, you may be able to seek compensation for the following damages:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages and loss of future earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral expenses (in the case of wrongful death)
What is the statute of limitations for construction site accidents?
Every state has a different time limit for personal injury cases. Depending on where you live, you may have between 1-6 years after the date of your accident to file your claim. A personal injury attorney can help you make sure your claim is filed on time.
If you were injured while on the job, your workers’ compensation time limits are different than the statute of limitations for a personal injury case. More information about workers’ compensation can be found below.
Workers' Compensation FAQs
Who is responsible if I am injured at a job site?
Due to the dangerous nature of construction work, most construction accident injuries happen to workers.
If you are hurt at a worksite, you are likely covered by workers’ compensation insurance. Injured construction workers can file for workers’ comp as long as their injuries occurred while fulfilling the duties of their job.
Injuries due to horseplay or other non-work-related accidents are typically not covered by workers’ compensation.
How do I file for workers’ comp?
Report your injury to your employer right away. Depending on your state, you may only have a few days or weeks to report the accident for a workers’ comp claim.
Your employer will then be required to report the injury to their workers’ compensation insurance company. They may also be required to report the accident to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), but OSHA is not responsible for your workers’ compensation claim.
Your employer may also direct you to their preferred healthcare provider to get your injuries treated. If they do not, you may choose a healthcare provider that accepts your workers’ comp insurance. Inform the medical provider that your injuries are work-related. The doctor will be required to fill out a report to submit to the Industrial Accidents Division.
Once the insurance company has received reports from your employer and your doctor, they will open a claim.
If your claim is approved, the insurance may cover:
- Medical costs
- Lost wages
- Disability benefits
Workers’ compensation does not cover pain and suffering or other non-economic damages.
How long do I have to file a workers’ comp claim?
Depending on your state, you may have between 1-4 years from the date of your accident. However, it’s important that you report your injury as soon as it occurs. Deadlines for reporting your accident can be as short as a few days.
Many people and government organizations are involved in workers’ compensation claims, so they can take a long time to be approved. It’s best to report your injury right away to increase your chance of receiving workers’ compensation benefits.
Why Should I Hire a Construction Accident Attorney?
Whether you work in the construction industry or not, the claims process can be complex. When dealing with physical injuries, emotional trauma, and medical expenses, filing a claim on your own will likely be a stressful experience.
A personal injury lawyer with The Advocates will be by your side through the entirety of your claim. We will help you compile evidence from your accident, keep track of your medical records, and negotiate with insurance companies. If your workers’ compensation claim is denied, we will help you appeal.
The Advocates have years of experience representing accident victims in their injury cases. We will do everything in our power to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
When it comes to your construction accident claim, our number one priority is your well-being. Contact us today for a free case evaluation. You deserve a worry-free recovery. You deserve an Advocate.
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