Construction site accidents can lead to permanent disabilities that prevent the injured party from returning to work. Many times, people who cannot return to work lose their income and sense of self.
While employers must carry workers’ compensation insurance, it does not always cover the full losses experienced by injured workers. If a third-party’s negligence caused your accident, you could recover damages outside of workers’ compensation benefits. A construction accident lawyer serving Marion with Bressman Law can help.
Types of Construction Accidents We Help Injured Ohioans with
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), three of the top ten most frequently cited violations occur at construction sites. These violations are:
- Fall protection
Failing to find and fix hazards in these and other areas leads to preventable accidents. Some other common construction accidents include:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Machinery accidents
- Being struck by falling debris
For a free legal consultation with a construction accident attorney in Marion, call (614) 538-1116
Third-Party Liability in Construction Site Accidents
While you cannot sue your employer for an injury that occurs at work, other parties might have contributed to your injury. Third parties that might be at fault include property or building owners, subcontractors, architects, equipment manufacturers, construction superintendents, and more.
To pursue damages from a third party, you must show that this party owed you a duty of care—an obligation to provide you with reasonably safe conditions. They also must have violated that duty. Finally, the violation must have directly caused your injuries.
Establishing third-party liability can be challenging, but a lawyer serving Marion with experience in this area could help with your construction accident case.
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Compensation After Construction Accidents in Marion
Construction sites are filled with potential dangers that lead to frequent accidents and injuries. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 26 fatal work injuries in Ohio in 2019. Nonfatal injuries are also common on construction sites in Ohio.
Your lawyer will go over your case and estimate how much compensation you should seek after your construction accident. You may seek compensation for:
- Medical bills such as emergency treatment, diagnostic imaging, surgeries, occupational and physical therapy, and more
- Lost income for unpaid time out of work or future lost wages if you cannot return to construction work because of your injuries
- Pain and suffering, which you cannot seek under a workers’ compensation policy, if you experience chronic pain, mental anguish, or a reduced quality of life
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What to Expect From a Construction Injury Attorney
Your lawyer can take over all legal and administrative aspects of your case so that you can focus on healing. Here are some ways your lawyer can help:
Investigate the Construction Accident
Your lawyer will investigate how you were injured and who was at fault. He will look for evidence that a third party’s negligence caused your injuries. He will interview people who witnessed the accident, take pictures of the scene, and more.
Estimate the Value of Your Construction Accident Damages
Your lawyer will use evidence to show how much your damages are worth. This could include:
- Medical bills and records
- Past wage statements
- Interviews with you, your family, and friends
Seek financial compensation
Your lawyer will file an insurance claim with the negligent party’s provider. He will first seek damages through a settlement, but he will seek compensation in court if settlement negotiations fail.
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Reviews From Our Satisfied Clients
At Bressman Law, we give each case personal attention and care. Our goal is to get the job done and get you fair compensation for your losses. Our client testimonials highlight the quality of our work:
“I have been very fortunate to be represented by David Bressman twice and have known him professionally since 1998… The character and professionalism of his staff are above reproach. I would recommend Bressman Law to anyone looking for an informed, attentive, and caring lawyer.”
“Bressman Law is the best! One of the things I love about their office was that there was always a kind voice on the other end of the telephone. They also returned with an answer to every question and concern, professionally and promptly. Also, I appreciate that Mr. Bressman really listened to what my family and I needed…”
Be Aware of Ohio’s Deadline for Filing Injury Lawsuits
You must file a construction accident lawsuit before the Ohio deadline, or you will forfeit your right to sue. The following Ohio laws may apply to your case:
- Ohio Revised Code Section 2305.10 generally sets the statute of limitations for personal injury at two years.
- Ohio Revised Code Section 2125.02 generally sets the statute of limitations for wrongful death at two years.
For personal injury cases, the clock starts on the day of the accident. For wrongful death cases, the clock begins on the day your loved one passed away. Your lawyer will evaluate your situation to determine the legal deadline for your case.
Bressman Law will Fight for Your Rights After a Construction Accident
If you were injured in a Marion construction accident, our team will protect your rights to compensation. You may be able to recover damages for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and more.
Call our office today at (877) 538-1116 for a free case consultation. We work on contingency, which means we collect no fees unless we win your case.