Types of Construction Accident Injuries

Potential injuries caused by construction site accidents:

Your First Steps After a Work-Related Injury

After a construction site accident, the immediate physical and emotional toll can feel overwhelming. Medical attention and recovery should be your top priorities, but you should take additional steps to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve. Here’s a checklist to guide you through the initial aftermath:

  • Seek medical attention immediately. This is important not only to get a diagnosis of your injuries and begin treatment but also to create a record linking your injuries to the accident.
  • Keep all your medical records and documentation. This will be important if you need to file a personal injury lawsuit.
  • Report the accident to your employer. This should be done as soon as possible after the accident. Keep a copy of all communications or any report that is made related to the accident.
  • File a workers’ compensation claim. After reporting the accident, you should be able to file a claim with your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company.
  • Consult with an attorney. An attorney can help you understand your legal options and pursue the compensation you deserve.

By following these steps, you can help protect your rights and improve your chances of getting the compensation you need to recover from your injuries.

Third-Party Liability Claims

In most cases, an injured employee should file a workers’ compensation claim, even if the accident happened because of an employer’s negligence. However, there are situations where a third-party liability claim may also be appropriate.

A third-party liability claim is a legal action brought against a party other than the injured worker’s employer. For instance, a couple circumstances where a third-party might be liable for a construction site accident include:

  • When a manufacturer supplies a defective product that caused the injury
  • If a subcontractor failed to follow safety protocols and was responsible for an accident

If you are uncertain about whether you have a third-party liability claim, it’s important to consult with an attorney. An attorney can help you determine who may be liable for your injuries and help you pursue the compensation you deserve.

Seeking Damages After a Construction Site Injury

The damages available to injured construction workers can vary depending on the severity of the injury and the specific circumstances of the case. However, some common types of damages that may be awarded include:

  • Medical Expenses: This includes medical costs like hospital stays, surgery, medication, rehabilitation, and other medical care.
  • Lost Wages: This includes the income you lost while recovering from your injury, as well as any future wages that your injury prevents you from earning.
  • Pain and Suffering: This is compensation for the physical AND emotional pain that you have endured because of your injury. Not all the effects of a work-related injury are visible or easily quantifiable, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have a tremendous impact on your life.
  • Property Damage: This includes damage to your clothing, tools, or other personal property that was damaged in the accident.

If you have been injured in a construction accident, let our Michigan construction accident attorneys help you pursue the compensation you deserve. Call today for a complimentary consultation.

Common Causes of Construction Site Accidents

Geoffrey Fieger and his team have fought for and won monetary compensation for many laborers injured in construction site accidents. Our experienced Michigan team understands the reach and limitations of workers’ compensation laws, and they’ll put this experience to work for you.

Common causes of construction site accidents include:

  • Poor or inadequate training
  • Fires and explosions
  • Crane and hoist accidents
  • Superintendent negligence
  • Third-party negligence
  • Collapsed structures
  • Improper use or maintenance of equipment
  • Mechanical hazards
  • Nail gun accidents
  • Safety code violations
  • OSHA violations
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals
  • Slips and falls
  • Defective equipment
  • Scaffolding accidents
  • Electrical shocks
  • Welding accidents
  • Falling objects

Under state and federal laws and regulations, contractors and site owners must provide a reasonably safe work environment. When these requirements are not met, it’s negligence—and it’s wrong.

If you or a family member have been injured in a construction site accident due to someone else’s negligence, and feel you have a claim for your injuries, contact the experts at Fieger Law. Our team will review your case, get the facts, and fight to win big for you.

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No law firm has won as many seven-figure results as Fieger Law. Our Michigan team has obtained 165 verdicts and settlements worth $1 million or more. So we know when an injury demands compensation, and we know how to hold the right companies accountable.

We refuse to let construction workers lose their livelihoods and health to negligence. Fieger Law is the country’s answer when workers are dealing with severe injuries and criminal negligence.