If you suffered an injury on an Ohio construction site, our firm can explain your rights and pursue compensation. A settlement or award could include compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages.
At Bressman Law, our Upper Arlington construction accident lawyers will work closely with you and your family to understand your unique needs. We can seek the compensation you deserve after a construction injury.
What Damages Can You Recover After a Construction Accident?
You could recover these damages after a construction accident in Upper Arlington:
- Past and future medical bills
- Lost income
- Reduced future earning capacity
- Property damage expenses (if applicable)
- Disability, scarring, and disfigurement
If you lost a loved one to a construction accident, you could also seek a recovery for:
- Funeral expenses
- Burial and cremation costs
- Loss of consortium
You could potentially recoup other losses than those listed here. We will assess your health condition, financial losses, and working ability when calculating your expenses.
For a free legal consultation with a construction accidents lawyer serving Upper Arlington, call (614) 538-1116
Who Could Be Financially Responsible for Your Losses?
There’s a difference between being at fault and being liable. The at-fault party caused your accident and injuries. The liable party pays for your damages. So, if you were electrocuted on a construction site, the property owner could be at fault, and their insurer could be liable for your losses.
We can evaluate your situation and determine who bears responsibility for your losses. You could even hold multiple parties accountable for your injury-related damages.
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You Could Have These Options Following a Construction Accident in Ohio
Depending on the facts of your case, you could have these legal options:
You Could File an Injury Claim
We could file a claim with the liable party’s insurer. For instance, if you were injured because of a property owner’s negligence, you could file a claim with their insurance provider.
Insurance claims generally do not cover damages like pain and suffering, though. Still, through this avenue, you could recoup damages for your medical bills and lost income.
You Could File an Injury Lawsuit
Most injury cases don’t require lawsuits. We are generally able to resolve our cases through settlements. A lawsuit may be necessary in your case if the insurer refuses to offer a fair settlement.
In that instance, we can file your lawsuit and pursue your damages in court. This would involve gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and following courtroom procedure. If you are asked to give a statement before a judge and jury, we can advise you on what statements could help your case.
What Rights Can a Lawyer on Our Team Help You Protect?
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says that you have the right to:
- Receive training in a language you understand
- Work with safe equipment and machinery
- Be protected from toxic chemicals
- Review previous records of workplace violations and injuries
- Request an OSHA inspection
OSHA says that you also have the right to report hazards without fear of losing your job. One of our construction accident lawyers serving Upper Arlington can determine whether any of your rights were violated, collect evidence of that violation, and pursue compensation accordingly.
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What Should You do if You’ve Been in a Construction Accident?
Following certain steps after a construction accident is important. While your health and safety must come first, it is important to act quickly to protect your right to compensation.
Consider how the following measures could bolster your claim:
Notify Your Employer of Your Condition
You should start documenting your injury as soon as it happens. We recommend notifying your employer in writing and keeping a copy for your records. In your letter, you should include:
- The date and time of the incident
- What happened
- When and where you received medical care
- Information about the nature and seriousness of your injuries
- When you may be able to return to work
Document the Hazard
If possible, document the hazard that led to your injuries. For instance, if you were hurt due to exposed wiring, take pictures of the danger. Also, keep track of details like:
- Any missing safety equipment
- The hazard itself
- The names and contact information of other contractors involved
- The names and contact information of any witnesses
Keep Track of Your Injury-Related Losses
We will base the value of your case on evidence. Without supporting information, it’ll be difficult to get the money you need. We recommend keeping track of the following:
- Your regular employment schedule
- Your medical bills
- Receipts and invoices
- Estimates from third parties
To determine your case’s overall value, we may use these documents and consult economists.
Consider Partnering with Our Ohio Law Firm
Bressman Law has been serving injured claimants for more than 30 years. Not only do we know the challenges that come with construction accident cases, we also know how to address them. We can assist you by:
- Investigating your case
- Proving the cause of your injuries
- Negotiating a settlement
- Determining the at-fault and liable parties
- Calculating your injury-related losses
- Identifying and explaining your legal options
- Determining what state-specific laws apply to your case
Our injury lawyers offer our help on a contingency-fee basis, so you pay nothing out of pocket for our help.
What are Some Common Causes of Construction Accidents in Upper Arlington?
Construction sites are among the most dangerous workplaces. OSHA reports that construction is one of the deadliest workforces. OSHA reports some of the top safety violations that may lead to worker injury. They include:
- Hazards related to falls or scaffolding failures
- Insufficient respiratory protection
- Electrocution hazards
- Inadequate machinery guarding
While any of the above hazards can be deadly, they also lead to a number of non-fatal construction worker injuries each year. If you or a loved one suffered one of these incidents, we could help you pursue an injury case.
Connect with our Construction Accident Lawyers Serving Upper Arlington
At Bressman Law, we are ready to go to work on your case. We will fight to help you get the money you need and deserve after a construction site accident in Upper Arlington. Call our office in Central Ohio at (877) 538-1116. We offer free case evaluations.