Construction sites have inherent dangers, but they can become even more dangerous when those who oversee them do not follow safety rules. If you suffered a work injury on an Ohio construction site, you may be eligible for compensation. You should not have to suffer pain and disability because of someone else’s negligent actions.
At Bressman Law, we can help you understand your rights after a construction accident and explain your options for compensation. We will work with you and your family to ensure you recover as much money as possible to pay your medical bills, cover lost wages, and compensate you for your pain and suffering.
Let us evaluate your case. If you are eligible, we will even file your third-party liability claim for you. We will walk you through this process and give your case the personalized attention you need and deserve. Call our office today at (614) 538-1116 for your free case evaluation with a construction accident lawyer in Gahanna.
Getting Compensation for Construction Accident Injuries
There are a number of factors that impact the compensation you might qualify for after a construction site accident. When we evaluate your case, we will look at the facts of your situation and help you understand your options.
Workers’ Compensation May Be Your Only Option
If you were on the clock at the time of your injuries and your employer offers workers’ compensation coverage, you may not be eligible to file a claim for any other type of compensation related to the accident. You generally cannot file suit against your employer.
Workers’ compensation should pay to cover your medical care and a portion of your lost wages until you can return to work. This type of insurance coverage works well for minor or moderate injuries that heal quickly and do not cause you to miss more than a few weeks of work. However, if you suffer a catastrophic injury, you may need to explore options for additional income. This could include disability insurance, Social Security Disability benefits, or other options.
We do not handle workers’ compensation claims but will be glad to review your case and determine if you have any other options for recovering damages.
You May Be Able to Hold Another Contractor Responsible
Construction sites often put multiple contractors in close quarters. It is relatively common for us to discover that one contractor failed to follow the proper regulations and acted in an unprofessional and reckless way. If a negligent contractor’s actions caused your injuries—but that contractor was not your employer—you may be eligible to file a third-party liability claim against the careless contractor.
For example, imagine you are pouring a concrete sidewalk outside of a new building. Another crew working on the roof carelessly tosses roofing materials from above, striking you. In this case, the roofing company could be liable for your injuries and related damages.
By filing an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit, we might be able to recover damages above and beyond your workers’ compensation benefits. This compensation could pay for the rest of your missing income, out-of-pocket expenses, ongoing medical care, and pain and suffering damages.
A Defective Product or Part May Have Played a Role in Your Injury
Ohio has strong product liability laws. If a dangerous part or product injured you, these laws let you hold the designer, manufacturer, or distributor liable. If a product liability lawyer can identify the defective product that caused your accident and injuries, you may be able to recover compensation.
We sometimes see hand tools, power tools, or heavy machinery malfunction or break because of:
- Poor design;
- A manufacturing defect;
- Weak materials or parts;
- Missing warnings; or
- Poor instructions.
If we can prove this happened to you, we may have a valid third-party liability claim or defective product lawsuit against the manufacturer or another liable party.
During your case review, we can probably determine if a defective tool or other product might have caused your accident. If so, we will work to obtain and analyze the defective product, collect any other available evidence, and build a strong case for compensation.
For a free legal consultation with a construction accident attorney in Gahanna, call (614) 538-1116
Act Quickly After a Gahanna Construction Site Accident
Immediately after getting hurt on the construction site, you need to seek medical attention. This is necessary to tie your injuries to the accident and to ensure they are well-documented in your medical records. You should continue your treatment until the doctor releases you.
As soon as you can, we recommend that you write down a detailed report of what happened. This will help jog your memory when we talk and remind you of important details later on if your case goes to trial. Do not forget to make notes of any safety regulation violations, missing safety equipment, and unreasonable hazards that were present on the site. Record the names and contact information of any witnesses and involved contractors.
In general, the legal time frame to file a lawsuit is two years from the date of your accident. If you want us to help you understand your rights and hold the liable parties accountable, reach out to us as soon as possible after your accident. Attorney David Bressman will evaluate your situation and help you understand what it will take to recover the compensation you deserve.
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Talk to a Construction Accident Lawyer About Your Injuries.
At Bressman Law, our construction accident team can help you understand your right to compensation. We will aggressively pursue the money you need to pay your medical bills, cover lost wages, and more. Call our Central Ohio office at (614) 538-1116 today for your free case review.