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Inured On The Job Site?
We can help you recover what you're due if you're injured on a construction site, or if you've lost a loved one due to an accident.
Property construction and development is a ubiquitous endeavor and is rapidly increasing. From fascinating skyscrapers in commercial building development to infrastructure involving telecommunication, highways, streets, and road, and even elaborate residential housing complexes, the modern world continues to advance in constructing new property for commerce and living.
Construction companies need to maintain a safe environment for employees, including ensuring that job sites are well-managed and follow safety protocols. Unfortunately, when procedures aren’t followed or management gets sloppy, tragedy can happen. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are about 150,000 construction site injuries every year throughout the US. Falls are the most common reason for construction site injuries, but contact with equipment is another common type of accident. These can happen in many ways, from large equipment running over a worker to a wall collapsing. Causes of construction injuries may include:
- Lack of fall protection for workers at elevated heights
- A lack of protection for workers on the ground to protect them from falling objects like debris
- Tripping hazards from construction materials and debris
- Missing guards or protections on power tools
- Dangerous or poorly maintained equipment
- Lack of safety precautions when working near power lines
- Lack of protection for workers in trenches
An accident at a construction site can have a serious impact on your life. When an injury does happen, you may have to deal with repeating hospital and doctor visits. If the injury is serious enough, missing work and even the threat of job loss are real possibilities. Meanwhile the company’s insurance carrier will try to minimize the compensation they pay out. Our team of construction site injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. understand your legal rights and are not only devoted to securing for you the maximum amount of compensation possible, but also helping you recover from your injuries, so your life can get back on track as soon as possible.
Construction Site Accident Liability Case Types
It’s all too easy to have an accident on a construction site. That’s why overseers and project managers are tasked with ensuring everyone follows safety protocols. Even so, things can go wrong. A piece or equipment carelessly left in the wrong place, or a lack of safety equipment, can have serious and even deadly consequences. Here are some common case types we see:
- Falling equipment
- Structure collapses
- Contact with equipment
- Falling from great heights
- Being trapped under collapsed structures or equipment
Common Premises Injury Types Our Law Firm Encounters
Due to there being many ways to get hurt on a job site, you need a legal team that can formulate the right approach for your individual situation. The Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. have a team of attorneys dedicated to studying all aspects of a construction site accident case from the physical evidence, police report, and even consulting eyewitnesses.
Injury types resulting from construction site accidents may include, but are not limited to:
- Bruises, Cuts and Scrapes
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Muscle Sprains
- Fractures, Broken Bones, and Disfigurement
- Jaw, Chest, Rib, and Pelvic Damage
- Crushed Trachea/Larynx
The construction site accident injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. will take the time to investigate the details of your case and work alongside you to determine the most advantageous legal strategy to pursue to obtain the most compensation possible for your injuries.
Liability & Damage Recovery
Construction companies and other contractor businesses need to ensure their workers’ safety on a job site. For this reason, there are many safety regulations they are required to follow, and to train their workers to follow. If these procedures aren’t observed or corners are cut to save money, workers can be seriously injured or killed. The company is then liable for bodily injury that takes place because of their negligence. If you or a loved one have been hurt in a construction site accident, the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. may be able to help ensure you receive the compensation that you are entitled to. Construction site accident personal injury compensation may include:
- Hospital & Medical Bills
- Lost Wages
- Vehicle Damage
- Pain and Suffering
- Cost of Future Care
- Property Damage
Remember that the company’s insurance company will be trying to pay you as little as possible, and it’s unlikely their first offer, if you receive one, will be a fair one. It is very important that you never agree to or accept a settlement offer from an insurance company without first speaking with an experienced construction site accident personal injury attorney.
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7 Steps To Take
Following a Car Accident
Step 1: Stay on the Scene
Leaving the scene of an accident you are involved in, especially if some has been injured or even killed, is a criminal offense. Doing so could result in significant criminal charges and even jail time.
It is always best to wait for the appropriate time to leave, which will be indicated by a present law enforcement officer.
Step 2: Check on Everyone
First make sure that you are OK, and that you have not sustained any injuries. Some of your own injuries may not be immediately apparent, so be cautious before rushing to the aid of another.
If anyone on the scene needs emergency medical attention, contact an ambulance immediately.
If anyone is unconscious or in severe pain, do not move them unless they are in eminent danger, otherwise wait until qualified medical professionals arrive.
Step 3: Call the Police
The police deal with auto accidents frequently. Having a law enforcement authority on the scene will allow you to have an official police report filed detailing the occurrence, and ensure that the appropriate information has been exchanged.
Do not move your vehicles so that when the police arrive, the scene can be reported as accurately as possible.
Step 4: Gather Evidence
It is important to be as prepared as possible even in situations that seem less significant.
Don’t simply rely on the police report, but gather all the information necessary from drivers, which will include:
- Full Name
- Phone Number
- Drivers’ License Number
- Vehicle Registration Information
- License Plate Number
- Insurance Information
- Take Pictures!
If there are any passengers or witness, collect their names, phone numbers and addresses also. Makes sure to take pictures, and if possible draw a small diagram of the accident.
Take pictures of the accident site and of any damages to your vehicle as soon as possible, this helps ensure that you receive the appropriate amount of compensation for vehicle damage and help you recall details that might otherwise later escape your memory.
Step 5: Contact a Lawyer
A major car accident is one of the most terrifying and stressful events that may occur in a person’s life. Besides having to deal with the pain of your injuries, there are other considerations, such as the damage to your vehicle and working with the insurance company that can become a headache for you to experience.
Contact an experienced attorney like the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. to represent you if you suffer a personal injury in an auto accident. A skilled attorney will be dedicated to serving your interests and can assist you in recovering financial compensation and additional aid for future expenses resulting from your injury.
Step 6: Get Medical Treatment
Sometimes due to the rush of adrenaline as a consequence of the car accident, your injuries may not be immediately apparent, as you may have sustained internal injuries that reveal themselves several days after the auto accident.
Make sure to see a doctor as soon as possible, even if you don’t have insurance, and keep a detailed account of medical expenses which could bolster your case. You may be entitled to compensation for such expenses.
Our attorney team at Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. will actually guide you through this process, so that you get the appropriate treatment for your needs.
Step 7: Be Extra Cautious!
DO NOT admit fault or claim liability to anyone on the accident scene.
DO examine your surroundings, be vigilant or additional dangers, and document the scene to the best of your ability.
DO NOT call a “lawyer referral service” for help;
DO hire a lawyer who can refer you to medical treatment within 14 days of the accident.
DO NOT allow anyone to solicit you after an accident, either by phone or in person, to either hire an attorney or visit a clinic;
DO report the incident to the Division of Insurance Fraud at 1-800-378-0445. You may be entitled to a reward for the successful prosecution of solicitor crimes.
DO NOT sign anything you are uncomfortable signing nor agree to an insurance settlement prematurely;
DO ask any lawyer you are considering to hire for a free consultation.
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