Las Vegas Construction Site Injury Attorney
In this video, Attorney Lawrence J. Smith discusses construction accidents and the importance of working with an attorney to find out what happened and why. In addition to a workers’ compensation claim, you might also have a product liability claim or a negligence claim if your injuries were caused by equipment failures or negligence.
Construction accidents are not uncommon in an industry that poses one of the highest on-the-job accident risks to employees. Extensive precautions must be taken at job sites to avoid construction accidents. These precautions include inspections, job safety training, and implementing safety regulations in order to minimize hazardous environments and accidents in the workplace. Construction accidents however, are inevitable, no matter how vigilant the safety standards are.
If you or a loved on has been involved in a construction accident, you may be entitled to legal compensation for your pain, suffering, medical bills, lost wages and more. Please contact us today for a free case evaluation with a qualified construction accident lawyer at Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith.
There are many types of construction accident hazards found on any given construction site.
- Defective Equipment,
- Falling Objects
- Repetitive stress injuries
What to do in the event of a construction accident:
Immediately following a construction accident, it is important to seek the necessary medical attention for your injury in a prompt manner. Next, be sure to notify your employer of the details of the accident as well as obtaining any accounts from available witnesses, who might have been present at the time of your injury. Lastly, if possible, keep any evidence that might be helpful in making your negligence claim, such as taking photographs or collecting any pieces of equipment that may have been involved.
When you contact our construction accident attorneys, they will assist you in sorting out your legal claims regarding the accident. Certain issues are very important in a construction accident when determining liability, since so many parties may be involved. Important factors that your attorney will discuss with you include engineering issues, safety standards, and liability. A number of people may be liable in any construction accident case including the site’s landowner, primary and sub contractors, design and engineering professionals, managers, and the equipment suppliers.