If you suffered an injury on a construction site, you probably have some questions about your options. You may be wondering:
Who is responsible for my injuries?
Can I sue for damages?
What if the insurance company tries to make me accept less than I deserve?
How do I pay my medical bills in the meantime?
What about lost wages from missed work?
Do I need to hire a lawyer right away?
Where can I find the best construction accident lawyers in Columbus?
Construction accidents can be tricky, as they feature many moving parts. For instance, the responsible party could be one or more of several entities: your employer, a third party, a manufacturer, and so forth. The responsible party and the circumstances of your accident can affect the type of claim or lawsuit you can pursue.
There is also a good chance that the person or people responsible for your injury are bigger and have more financial resources than you. This is especially true in the case of insurance companies, which have entire teams of lawyers and claims representatives to figure out how they can pay as little as possible to injured parties.
In short, fighting for compensation from a construction accident without quality representation is a sure way to leave thousands, even millions of dollars on the table. You need the expert lawyers at Bressman Law. We have helped many clients in Columbus and surrounding areas win big settlements following construction accidents. Let us put our expertise to work for you.
Your focus should be on healing and getting your life back, not fighting futile battles against big corporations and insurance companies trying to bully and intimidate you. That is why we handle all the details of your case, no matter how big or small. For a free consultation with a construction accident attorney, call 614-379-6669 today.
Bressman Law handles all types of construction accident injury cases.
Construction sites pose many dangers to workers and visitors. As such, a variety of injuries can happen when you spend time there. Our expertise and experience in construction accident law means we can handle your case, no matter what the circumstances of your injury were. Some common causes of construction site accidents include:
Defective harnesses or falls;
Improper equipment maintenance;
Toxic chemical exposure;
Fires and explosions;
Electrical accidents; and
This list is nowhere near exhaustive. If you suffered an injury after an accident on a construction site, no matter how your accident occurred, call us. We will go over the details of your case and help you understand your legal options for compensation.
For a free legal consultation with a construction accident attorney in Columbus, call (614) 538-1116
Types of Construction Accident Injury Cases and Lawsuits
The type of claim or lawsuit we pursue depends on the circumstances of your injury and who the responsible party or parties are. We can potentially pursue one or more of the following routes to get compensation for your injuries.
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If your injury occurred at work and your employer is the responsible party, our best bet is filing a workers’ compensation claim. Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance all employers must pay to protect their employees from workplace injuries sustained while on the job. If your employer shares responsibility for your injury with a third party, we can pursue additional damages on top of a workers’ compensation claim.
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We can file a personal injury claim or lawsuit against a non-employer third party if we can show evidence that the third party was wholly or partly responsible for your accident and injuries.
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If you were using a product for its intended purpose and a defect caused your injury, we can pursue the manufacturer for damages by filing a product liability claim. For instance, if you were working on a piece of scaffolding that came apart and caused you to fall to the ground, we can go after the scaffolding manufacturer for compensation.
If your loved one died in a construction site accident, we can file a wrongful death claim against the responsible party or parties on their behalf.
Who might be liable for my construction site injury?
Our attorneys will conduct an investigation to identify all parties that potentially shoulder responsibility for your construction site injury. Typically, these parties include your employer and various third parties.
As long as your employer carries workers’ compensation insurance, we usually cannot pursue them for additional damages unless your injury resulted from extreme negligence or a malicious act. However, we can potentially seek damages from a variety of other third parties.
The person or entity that owns or manages the construction site has a duty of care to workers and visitors to the property. We investigate to determine if they breached their duty of care to you.
General contractors and subcontractors have an obligation to provide a safe working environment and to identify and promptly remove any hazards that emerge. If the contractor fails to do this, we can seek damages for injuries that occur as a result.
We can pursue the manufacturer for damages if your injury occurred while you were using one of their products on a construction site.
Call 614-379-6669 to speak to a skilled construction accident lawyer in Columbus.
Having a lawyer on your side is vital to your construction accident case. There are potentially thousands or even millions of dollars at stake in a claim like this. You need a lawyer who will ask the right questions, pursue the right lines of investigation, and fight relentlessly to win you the maximum compensation. That is our specialty at Bressman Law and we can put our resources to work on your case.
The sooner we start working on your case, the sooner you can get paid. Come in and speak with our attorneys right away. They can advise you of your options and how you should proceed with your case. Call our office today at 614-379-6669 for a free consultation.