Being a construction worker can be very dangerous and life threatening. An accident can happen due to defective equipment, negligence by the employer, and even poor safety environment. Construction accidents not only happened to workers there, it could happen to pedestrian.
What are different types of construction accidents?
Construction accident are more common than you think. These are the most common ones:
- Crane accidents
- Electrical accidents
- Falling Debris
- Ladder accident
- Scaffolding accidents
- Poorly maintained equipment
What are common injuries as a victim of construction accidents?
Being a victim of a boating accident, you can be lucky and suffer minor injuries or you maybe unlucky and suffer life threatening injuries. Here are some examples:
- Spinal Injury
- Brain Injury
- Traumatic Injury
- Broken Bones
- Facial Trauma
- Cuts and Punctures
- Unexpected Death of a Loved One
Who can I hold accountable for my injuries or my loved one’s injuries?
Safe practice is very stressed in the construction world so there should no excuses for accidents. These are few examples of who may be responsible for this accident:
- The construction companies
- The foreman or supervisor of the site
- The manufacturer of the equipment
- Negligent workers
- Negligent trespassers
Should I file for worker’s compensation?
Workers’ compensation is the company’s insurance that gives benefits to the employees who are injured on the job. These benefits include medical bills, lost wages compensation, and help with disability. Like every other insurance they too want to avoid paying a huge cost and pay you what you earn.
By having me as your attorney I will help you maximize the amount of benefit you need and deserve. I will not stop until you get it.
What about my OSHA rights?
OSHA stands for Occupational Safety and Health Administrator. OSHA is there to help employees keep their workplace safe. As your attorney I can help you file a complaint with OSHA. Your employer cannot terminate you for doing this. As employee you can ask for:
- Workplace inspection
- Do this without retaliation or discrimination
- Ask for information on workplace safety
- Ask for inspection results
- Ask for workplace injury history
What damages can I recover?
If someone else’s negligence caused you to have an injury you can claim compensatory damages against the liable party. Compensatory damages include economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damage claim can include medical expenses, lost wages, loss of future earnings, home modifications, and non-medical needs.
Non- economic damages include pain and suffering, loss of consortium, damage to reputation, emotional distress, and loss of companionship.
You may also be able to recover punitive damages. Punitive damages can be recoverable if the liable party acted malice or fraud. These may include the liable party being under the influence while driving, fleeing from the police, and/or reckless driving.
What should I do after an accident?
After an accident it can be very stressful. By following these steps, you can feel at ease knowing you did everything you could to help your case:
- Call 911! Seek medical attention if needed!
- Inform the foreman or supervisor of the site
- Take pictures of the scene of the accident
- Take picture of your injuries
- Take information of any witness
- Write down everything you remember
- Keep all medical paper work
- Call me!
Let me help you get all the compensation you deserve because you don’t deserve anything less!
Contact The Reyes Firm at 813-421-3411
We are here for you 24/7 and have the experience to protect your interests and get you the recovery you deserve. Call us today – and above all be safe on the roads!