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
Contact Our Boulder Firm For Help
When you're in need of help from a construction accident lawyer, contact Jeffress Law today. Our attorney began by representing insurance companies and large corporations and quickly realized that his passion was better fulfilled helping the injured seek compensation. You can fill out the contact form on this page or call us at 303.993.8685 . We proudly serve clients in Boulder, Broomfield, Longmont, and the surrounding Metro Area.