Construction Accident Lawyer Near Me
If you suffered an injury on an Ohio construction site, an attorney can help you understand your rights and pursue compensation to pay your medical expenses, cover lost wages, and reimburse you for other damages. At Bressman Law, our construction accident lawyers in Upper Arlington know every worker and tradesmen on a construction site is at an increased risk of injury simply because of the nature of their job. That does not mean you should have to endure injuries someone else caused.
Our legal team will work closely with you and your family to understand your situation and your unique needs. We can help you recover the compensation you deserve after a construction injury. We will review your case and help you identify your options for filing a claim. We can handle your case every step of the way. Call our office today at 877-538-1116 for a free consultation with one of our construction accident attorneys in Upper Arlington.
Getting Compensation for Construction Accident Injuries
There are many factors that determine your legal options after a construction accident injury. These include:
- If you were on the clock at the time of the injury;
- How the accident occurred;
- Who caused the accident; and
- Your relationship to the liable party.
We can look at your individual situation and explain your rights and options based on the facts of your case. We do this as a part of our free initial case evaluation.
If You Were On-The-Clock
In many cases, workers’ compensation is the only option after a construction site injury. If you were working at the time of your accident and injuries, you may be unable to pursue other types of compensation. For minor and moderate injuries, this type of compensation is usually enough to cover your medical bills and a portion of your lost wages. It may not be enough to cover all the expenses related to a catastrophic or permanent injury, however.
We can help you fight for the full compensation you deserve via a personal injury lawsuit.
If Another Contractor Caused Your Injuries
Occasionally, we can file a claim against the person who caused your accident. This occurs when two contractors work in close quarters on the same construction site and one acts carelessly or recklessly. If another contractor is liable for causing your injuries, we may be able to file a third-party insurance claim against them. This could allow us to collect damages above and beyond your workers’ compensation income, including out-of-pocket expenses, ongoing care costs, and pain and suffering damages.
We can help you understand if you are eligible to file a claim based on the contractor’s business liability insurance and handle this claim for you.
If Your Injury Occurred Because of a Defective Product or Part
If your injury occurred because of a defect in a part or product, Ohio’s product liability laws allow you to hold the designer, manufacturer, or distributor of that product liable for damages. If a defective product caused your construction site injuries, you may be eligible to recover compensation. Tools or heavy machinery may break, function improperly, or otherwise cause injuries because of:
- Poor design;
- A manufacturing defect;
- Weak parts;
- Missing hazard warnings; or
- Poor instructions.
When we review your case, we will determine if a defective product played a role in causing your injuries. If so, we will investigate your accident, collect any available evidence, and determine if you can hold the manufacturer or other liable party responsible.
Know What to Do After an Ohio Construction Accident
Following the right steps after a construction accident injury is important. While your health and safety must come first, it is important to act quickly to protect your right to compensation. Prioritize getting the medical attention you need and continue with your care until your doctor releases you.
Whether you are pursuing a workers’ compensation claim or seeking a settlement through other means, you must report your on-the-job injuries as soon as possible. Even if emergency medical personnel transferred you to the hospital from the scene, we still recommend notifying your employer in writing. You should submit a report to your immediate manager, your human resources officer, or the site manager.
In the report, 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; and
- When you may be able to return to work.
We also recommend taking as many notes as possible about your accident. Record key details, like:
- Any missing safety equipment;
- Exposed electrical wiring or other hazards;
- Names and contact information of other contractors involved; and
- Names and contact information of any witnesses.
Once you are ready to discuss your options for compensation, reach out to us for a free case review. We can analyze your situation, explain your options for compensation, and help you file any claims necessary to get the money you deserve.
Common Construction Site Injuries in Upper Arlington
Construction sites are among the most dangerous workplaces. In fact, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that more construction workers die from workplace injuries every year than from any other industry. OSHA reports the top causes of death for construction workers, known as the Fatal Four, include:
- Falls from a height;
- Falling object injuries;
- Electrocution; and
- Workers caught in or between two objects.
While any of the above accidents can be deadly, these four causes also lead to a number of non-fatal construction worker injuries each year. If you or a loved one suffered one of these injuries, we may be able to help you pursue a lawsuit for compensation.
Talk to a Construction Accident Lawyer
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 an Upper Arlington construction site accident. Call our office in Central Ohio at 877-538-1116 today. We offer free case evaluations and can pursue compensation on your behalf based on contingency. You pay us nothing until we recover a payout for you.