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The construction industry can be a very dangerous field of work. Contractors, developers, property owners, product manufacturers and employers are required to abide by strict construction site safety regulations, but sometimes they don’t always comply.
If an employee has been injured during a construction job due to safety standards not being met, the accident victim may be eligible for compensation by filing a worker’s compensation claim. But did you know that parties other than your employer could potentially be liable for your work injuries in a third-party claim? Other responsible parties include subcontractors, equipment manufacturers and drivers.
In 2013, one in five worker deaths were in construction. OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) has four different categories of construction worker injuries titled “the fatal four” which include falls, electrocutions, “caught in-between” and “struck by object.” The fatal four account for 58 percent of construction worker fatalities.
Some common construction site injuries and accidents that we handle include:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Head injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Back injuries
- Heavy machinery/crane accidents
- Exposure to dangerous, toxic chemicals
- Fires and explosions
- Trench and scaffolding collapse
Report your injury to your employer as soon as possible and seek medical attention. Focus on recovering from your construction injuries while the construction accident lawyers at Klezmer Maudlin, PC work on your case to help get you the maximum amount of compensation you deserve. Our lawyers will help you gather the evidence you need for your suit. Regardless of who is at fault, you have a right to file a claim for benefits which cover medical expenses and a portion of your lost wages.
If you file a third-party claim, the compensation recovered is in addition to your worker’s compensation benefits, and can include pain and suffering, lost wages, medical expenses and more.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a construction accident, call Klezmer Maudlin, PC at 317-569-9644 so we can get started right away at pursue your claim.