Construction Accident/Injury Lawyer

What is Construction Accident/Injury?

If you are injured in a Construction Accident, whether a particular participant in the construction process, such as the architect, may be liable for the injury you suffered depends on the legal duty that person owed you. Employers are liable for injuries suffered by construction workers working on the employer’s construction site. Bystanders injured in construction accidents may recover from the person or persons who are at fault.

 

Construction Accidents can and do happen every day across the country. If you’re injured as a bystander, the general law of personal injury applies, and the person or persons who are at fault may be held responsible in a lawsuit for the damages caused. If you’re working as a construction worker, when the accident occurs, the law of ‘Employee Injuries’ applies between you and your employer.

 

Your state’s Workers Compensation Laws may cover you. In that case, Workers’ compensation will pay your medical bills, lost wages and other expenses in exchange for you agreeing not to sue your employer.

 

However, you may have been injured by another employer at the same work site, or by another participant in the construction process such as an architect or engineer. In such cases, you may be able to sue the other parties responsible for the injuries, without being limited by the workers compensation statute.

 

Whether a particular participant in the construction process may be liable for harm done to you depends on the legal duty that person owed to you. Usually, those duties are determined by the contracts among the various parties. For example, an architect is usually not responsible for workplace safety, so the employee of a subcontractor cannot hold the architect responsible for injuries resulting from an unsafe job site. However, if the architect has agreed to be responsible for workplace safety, the architect may be liable.

 

Even if a construction project participant is not liable to workers, either because they aren’t employees or because there is no contractual duty to them, he may still be liable if he knows of an actual dangerous condition and fails to give proper warning of the danger. Special rules usually apply as well to especially dangerous activities involved in a construction project, such as working with explosives or dangerous volatile substances.

 

If you’ve been hurt in a construction accident, it’s a good idea to see a lawyer right away.

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Types of Construction Accident/Injury:

  • Electrocution
  • Falls
  • Burn accidents
  • Chemical spills
  • Structure collapse
  • Vehicle accidents
  • Exposure to chemicals
  • Falling objects
  • Equipment-related accidents
  • Backovers and crushed-betweens
  • Fires and explosions
  • Trench collapses
  • Repetitive motion accidents
  • Heat stroke and overexertion
  • Lead poisoning
  • Respiratory diseases

Construction Accident/Injury by Location

Atlanta

Austin

Baltimore

Boston

Charlotte

Chicago

Cleveland

Columbus

Dallas

Denver

Detroit

Houston

Indianapolis

Jacksonville

Kansas City

Las Vegas

Los Angeles

Miami

Milwaukee

Minneapolis

Nashville

New York

Oklahoma City

Orlando

Philadelphia

Phoenix

Portland

Raleigh

St. Louis

San Antonio

San Diego

San Francisco

San Jose

Seattle

Tampa

Washington, DC

Construction Accident/Injury in Top Counties

Alameda County, CA

Bexar County, TX

Broward County,  FL

Cook County, IL

Cuyahoga County, OH

Dallas County, TX

Harris County, TX

King County, WA

Kings/ Brooklyn County, NY

Los Angeles County, CA

Maricopa County, AZ

Miami-Dade County, FL

New York/ Manhattan County, NY

Orange County, CA

Philadelpia County, PA

Queens County, NY

Riverside County, CA

San Bernardino County, CA

San Diego County, CA

Santa Clara County, CA

Suffolk County, NY

Tarrant County, TX

Wayne County, MI

Construction Accident/Injury in Top Metros

Chicago Metro, IL

Los Angeles-Long Beach Metro, CA

New York Metro, NY

Washington Metro, DC-MD-VA-WV

Construction Accident/Injury By State

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

District of Columbia

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Iowa

Indiana

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming