Construction work can be a dangerous, and even deadly, profession. Hazards of the trade include accidents with construction vehicles and power tools, hearing loss, eye injuries, and falls. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the leading cause of construction-related fatalities. Workers who survive a fall can suffer brain damage, back injuries, and other injuries.
If you or a family member was hurt or killed in a construction accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and more. Seeking damages on your own can be overwhelming if you are recuperating from your injuries or mourning the loss of your loved one. Instead, it may be easier to work with a construction accident attorney serving Worthington, Ohio, with Bressman Law.
Who Is Responsible for a Construction Accident?
The party responsible for a construction accident depends on the nature of the accident and the source of the hazard. For example, if you were hurt by defective equipment, the equipment manufacturer may be responsible. If you were injured by an untrained coworker, the contractor or subcontractor who hired him may be at fault. Our lawyer will investigate your accident to determine who is responsible.
Potentially responsible parties include:
- Equipment manufacturers
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Recovering Damages After a Construction Accident in Ohio
Our lawyer will evaluate your case, collect evidence of your losses, and determine the types of damages that may be available to you. You may be entitled to collect compensation for:
- Medical treatment for emergency care, diagnostic imaging, surgery, prescription medication, and more
- Ongoing medical care such as anticipated surgeries, rehabilitative therapy, assistance with daily living, and more
- Medical equipment such as braces, wheelchairs, motorized scooters, and more
- Home modifications such as widened hallways and doorways and ramps to make your home accessible
- Lost wages for unpaid time off work while you recuperate
- Future lost wages if you can no longer work in construction
- Pain and suffering if you become paralyzed, disabled, or disfigured, require multiple surgeries, endure a long recovery, experience mental anguish, and more
- Wrongful death expenses such as funeral and burial costs, loss of income, loss of services, loss of care and companionship, and more
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What to Do After a Construction Accident
The first thing you should do after a construction accident in Worthington, Ohio, is seek medical attention. Even a seemingly minor injury, if left untreated, can lead to more serious health problems over time.
Prompt medical care is not only important for your health but also for your construction accident case. Documenting your injuries right away creates a paper trail linking them to the accident.
If you wait to seek treatment, the other party may claim that your injuries are unrelated and refuse to pay. Our attorney will use your medical records to build your case against the at-fault party and to estimate how much compensation you deserve.
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How Our Construction Accident Lawyer Serving Worthington Can Help You
Unless you have a thorough understanding of the law, you may not be aware of all the damages available to you. Our lawyer will explain which damages you may be able to recover, guide you through the process of seeking damages, and take over all administrative and legal aspects of your case. Their assistance allows you to focus on getting better instead of slogging through paperwork and tracking down bills and receipts.
Here are some ways we can help:
Investigate Your Construction Accident
We will investigate your accident, looking for evidence that negligence by an outside party caused it. We will interview eyewitnesses, take pictures of the scene, and collect other documentation to figure out what happened.
Estimate How Much Your Case is Worth
We will use your medical bills and records, past wage statements, interviews with your doctors, and more to estimate the value of your damages.
Seek Compensation from the Insurance Company
We will file a claim with the insurance provider on your behalf and submit your medical bills, records, and other supporting documents. We will negotiate a settlement that provides you with fair compensation for your losses.
If we cannot reach an out-of-pocket settlement, we will argue your case in a trial.
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Client Reviews of Our Ohio Team
Bressman Law is committed to representing victims of personal injury. Our lawyers work hard to guide people through a difficult time and get them the best possible outcome. Here are a few client testimonials:
- Jerry F.: “David, Karen and the staff at Bressman Law are AMAZING… David’s boss, Karen, is a diamond in the rough! She is the fire that fuels the machine. Pick Bressman Law, you will not be disappointed and will NOT find any better representation. Thank you David, you ROCK!”
- Fred S.: “Facing extremely complicated and overwhelming processes, he took the time to listen to my concerns. With a strong emphasis on my ethical interest, his analytical and logical thinking skills were instrumental in helping me understand his recommendations, my options, and in obtaining positive resolution…”
Time Limits in a Construction Accident Case
In general, Ohio Revised Code Section 2305.10 gives you two years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. Ohio Revised Code Section 2125.02 generally gives you two years from the date your loved one passed away to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
In certain situations, there can be exceptions to these legal deadlines. Our lawyers will help you determine how much time you have to seek damages after your construction accident.
Bressman Law Is Ready to Help You with Your Construction Accident Case
Our attorney serving Worthington, Ohio, and the surrounding areas is ready to represent you as you seek compensation after a construction accident. We can help you recover damages for medical care, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Contact Bressman Law today at (877) 538-1116 for a free case evaluation. Because we work on contingency, we take no payment unless we win your case.