Construction Accident Lawsuit

The construction industry contains some of the most dangerous forms of employment in the country today. Accidents on the job occur with an alarming degree of frequency, and may result in serious injuries or even fatalities.

If you have been injured in a construction accident, you may be eligible to file a worker's compensation claim or pursue a personal injury lawsuit. A local injury lawyer may help steer you in the right direction.

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Construction Accident Causes

Accidents that may lead to a construction accident lawsuit include a wide range of common construction mishaps. Injuries caused by the following accidents may lead to an actionable claim:

  • Faulty equipment
  • Loose scaffolding
  • Falling building materials
  • Chemical leaks
  • Slips and falls
  • Electrocution

The most frequently injured part of the body is the back, which some sources estimate is the focal point of more than 25 percent of all construction injuries. Other commonly injured parts of the body in construction accidents include arms, legs, and the neck.

After a construction injury, some people may seek relief through a worker's compensation claim or through a personal injury lawsuit, depending on their situation.

A local attorney may help you determine which course of action best suits your unique situation.

Filing a Construction Accident Lawsuit

If you and your attorney decided to file an injury lawsuit, your attorney will need to conduct a detailed investigation of your case, including interviewing key witnesses and collecting important forms of evidence.

If your claim is successful, a personal injury claim may result in compensation for the following items:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earning ability
  • Pain and suffering

As mentioned above, key evidence needed to prove the amount of damages to which you are entitled may include copies of medical bills, evidence of lost wages, and proof of changes in a person’s life due to injuries suffered in a construction accident.

While personal injury lawsuits may result in legal relief, the decision to file them should be taken very seriously. Moreover, injury laws vary widely by state, so it may help to seek information from a local attorney.

To learn more about your construction accident claim, contact a local injury lawyer today.

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