Construction Accident Lawyers Helping Injured Workers and Civilians in Seattle
Construction sites are naturally dangerous places to work and visit, regardless of the safety regulations put into place by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Despite the inherent risk, there is a need for the vision and labor that the construction industry provides, so there is almost always a need for workers.
If you have been injured on the job at the construction site, or if you are merely a visitor or passerby who was unfortunate enough to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, you have the legal right to seek compensation for any serious injury you might have suffered. While the insurance company may offer a measly settlement to get rid of you, an experienced construction accident attorney will make it their mission to ensure that any at-fault party is held liable and seek the maximum compensation for your personal injury case.
By securing economic and non-economic damages for the construction accident, the injured worker or visitor can recover from their injuries without concern for medical expenses, lost wages, or lost future earning capacity.
Khan Injury Law’s construction accident lawyers have years of experience helping clients recover the compensation they deserve following an accident. We represent construction workers and civilians from our offices in Kent, Tacoma, Tukwila, and our main office in Seattle. Call us to schedule a free consultation to learn more about how we might represent your construction site accident claim.
What Are the Most Frequent Causes of Construction Accidents?
A construction site offers no limit on the ways in which things can go wrong, and people can get hurt. Construction accidents can be as big as a collapsing building or as small as an out-of-place nail and can be caused by any number of factors.
Exposed wiring can be a risk for electrocutions.
Moving heavy objects around people comes with the risk of getting a worker trapped and smashed in between the objects.
Much debris can result in trip and fall accidents.
Objects falling from great heights can cause serious injuries if workers are not wearing their hard hats.
Workers themselves can also fall from high up above, potentially breaking their spines upon landing.
Faulty or defective equipment delivered by manufacturers can put people in danger.
Any negligence on a construction site can be a recipe for disaster. If it can be determined that a superior’s negligence led to construction accidents, it may be possible to pursue a lawsuit and win compensation for any injuries suffered.
What Are Common Construction Site Injuries?
Injuries that commonly happen in construction site accidents include:
- Broken bones.
- Cuts and lacerations.
- Emotional distress.
- Exposure to toxic chemicals.
- Internal bleeding.
- Loss of limbs.
- Loss of sight or hearing.
- Soft tissue damage.
- Spinal cord injuries.
- Traumatic brain injuries.
- Wrongful death.
If you have suffered a construction injury, then you may be entitled to seek workers’ compensation. Please speak to a construction accident lawyer at our law firm today to learn how you can hold your employers accountable for negligence and unsafe working conditions.
What Are the Different Types of Construction Site Accident Cases?
Construction employees injured on the job may be eligible for worker’s compensation. This is not achieved by filing a lawsuit but rather by taking advantage of the benefits offered by the employer and their insurance. Workers’ compensation can pay off any outstanding medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering.
In addition to worker’s comp, an injured person may file a personal injury lawsuit, product liability claims, and a wrongful death claim against their employer. You may also have these legal options if you were merely a passerby or a visitor at the construction site.
Schedule a Free Consultation with an Experienced Construction Accident Attorney Today
Your construction accident lawyer may be able to hold employers, general contractors, architects, manufacturers, and site owners for your injuries. But first, you need to consult an attorney and tell them about your case.
Khan Injury Law offers a free consultation to prospective new clients. We also operate on a contingency fee basis, which means that if we are unsuccessful in obtaining compensation for your case, you will owe us nothing in legal fees.
To schedule your free case consultation, call our Seattle office at (206) 203-3978.