Injury Lawyer Serving Boulder, Longmont, Broomfield & Surrounding Areas in Colorado
If you have been involved in a construction workplace accident, you may be able to file a legal claim to obtain compensation for your injuries. At Jeffress Law, our attorneys are here to provide the representation you need for your workplace accident to cover your medical bills and more. We often work with individuals who have had a construction workplace accident that has left them unable to return to work and, in many instances, with long-term medical issues and disabilities. Working with aggressive attorneys with the skillset in workplace and construction accidents ensures the best possible outcome of your compensation claim.
It is no secret that construction jobs can be some of the most dangerous that exist. However, this is not an excuse for any type of negligence that might put you in danger. When you are operating in a construction capacity, you should have an expectation that your employer will protect you and provide a safe working environment.
If this doesn't happen and you suffer any type of injury, you may have recourse to file a lawsuit for damages and reimbursement for medical bills.
Christopher W. Jeffress of Jeffress Law has been serving injured members of the Boulder, Broomfield, and Longmont communities for over 20 years. He understands how difficult these cases may be, but also has the experience to help find compensation for your suffering. For help with your case and to schedule a free consultation, please contact Jeffress Law today by calling 303-993-8685
Types of Construction Accidents
While it is true that construction sites can be dangerous, that doesn't mean that there aren't dangers that you should be protected against. Frequently, construction accidents occur because an employee wasn't provided with the proper equipment, the equipment was defective, or the employer wasn't taking the proper precautions to keep his employees protected.
Some of the most common construction accidents that cause personal injury are the following:
What Are Some Causes of Construction Accidents?
Construction accidents typically occur in the absence of reasonable safety measures. Often, they happen when workers aren’t given the equipment they need to perform their jobs safely. Some construction companies also fail to provide adequate training or fix hazardous conditions.
The most common causes of construction accidents include:
- Falls from height
- Slip and fall accidents
- Unsafe scaffolding
- Being caught in or between objects
- Being struck by objections
- Defective machinery and equipment
When Should I Hire an Attorney?
You should always contact an attorney after being involved in a construction site accident. Most attorneys, including those here at Jeffress Law in Boulder, offer free, no-obligation consultations. A consultation is a great way to learn about the merits of your legal claim and your next steps.
How Can a Construction Accident Attorney Help Me?
A construction accident attorney can help with virtually every aspect of your legal claim, including:
- Gathering and preserving evidence
- Finding adequate medical providers
- Seeking compensation for past and future losses
- Negotiating with your insurance company
- Managing important deadlines
Am I Eligible for Workers’ Compensation After a Construction Accident?
Nearly everyone who gets hurt while working on a construction site is eligible to receive payments for medical care, lost wages, and other expenses through workers’ compensation. These benefits are available to part-time and full-time workers employed by the company.
There are very few reasons why you wouldn’t be eligible for workers’ compensation. If you suspect that your benefits have been wrongfully denied, contact our lawyers for help.
Who Is Liable if a Person Is Injured by Debris From a Construction Site While Walking on a Public Sidewalk Next to That Site?
Construction companies have a legal obligation to cordon off their sites and make sure that no harm comes to the people who pass near them. Yet plenty of companies fail to do so.
You wouldn't be covered under workers' compensation if you were injured while passing by a construction site. However, you can likely file a personal injury lawsuit instead.
Negligent construction companies can be held liable for injuries caused to pedestrians.
Who Is Responsible for Making Sure That the Construction Site Where I Work Is Safe?
Some of the parties that may be responsible for safety on a construction site include:
- The owner of the construction company
- Project managers or general contractors
- Construction foremen
- Construction safety officers
- Architects and engineers
How Do Most Construction Accidents Occur?
Construction sites come with a wide range of hazards, and taking the appropriate safety precautions can reduce one's risk for injuries. Many of the more typically occurring accidents involve:
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Industrial vehicle accidents
- Falling objects
What Are Some Common Injuries That Occur on Construction Sites?
Many injuries can occur at a construction site, often caused by misusing machinery or using faulty devices or equipment that have not been deemed safe or useable. Some common injuries that happen include:
- Severe head trauma
- Electrical burns
- Deep cuts
- Broken bones and bruising
- Internal bleeding
- Spinal cord damage/paralysis
- Crushing injuries
- Loss of limb
Who Is Responsible for My Injuries in a Construction Accident?
Most accidents and injuries that occur at construction sites are typically the fault of the construction company themselves. Construction companies have specific insurance coverage as they are responsible for providing a secure, safe, and low-risk work environment in and around the worksite. This includes proper employee training and providing the appropriate protection gear and equipment to reduce the risk of injuries.
Do I Qualify for Compensation Following My Construction Accident?
It is not unusual for injuries and complications following a construction site incident to become a financial burden for you and your family. You need the right Boulder, CO, area attorney to ensure you get the best compensation possible to heal and recover from your injuries. Outside of coverage for medical bills, we can also fight to obtain monetary compensation for lost wages, pain and suffering, psychological stress, and the inability to perform certain activities due to the long-term effects of your injury. Having the right lawyer is key to getting the results you deserve from your workplace injury claim.
Who Do I Call To Find Out if I Have Sufficient Cause for a Legal Construction Accident Claim?
If you reside in or around the Boulder, Colorado, area and believe that you have enough information and proof to file a construction accident and personal injury claim, contact Jeffress Law. Attorneys Christopher W. Jeffress and Gregori Csintalan can assist you in the process of obtaining monetary compensation for your injuries due to a workplace accident. Call us at 303-993-8685 or text at 303-225-9101 to request a free consultation with our legal experts to obtain compassionate support and aggressive representation for your claim.
Holding the Guilty Parties Responsible
Our attorney's experience with construction accidents has shown that, oftentimes, the injured party believes that their only option is a workmen's compensation case. However, this is not actually the case. Many times, the cause of your injury might be because of a third-party's negligence, for instance if you were using a piece of equipment that was defective.
There are multiple ways to seek compensation in construction accident cases and Mr. Jeffress can help you to find them. He approaches every case individually and ensures that you will always be able to contact him with your questions.
You will never feel like a number at Jeffress Law. Additionally, all cases are reviewed individually and are treated on a contingency-fee basis, which means you won't pay a thing unless Mr. Jeffress earns a cash award or settlement for you. To call and discuss your construction accident case, please contact us today by filling out the contact form on this page or calling 303-993-8685. We are proud to serve members of the Metro Area, Boulder, Broomfield, and Longmont.