Work-related injuries and deaths are all too common, especially on construction sites. If you have been injured or lost a loved one as a result of a construction accident, you may have the right to pursue compensation in addition to your workers’ compensation claim. Call (480) 498-8998 today to speak with a highly skilled Phoenix construction accident attorney at Stone Rose Law during a free consultation.
Some construction accidents are straightforward, and it is clear which party is at fault. Whereas, others can be extremely complicated and require knowledge of the legal process and of both federal and state safety and health regulations for construction sites. A Phoenix personal injury attorney experienced in construction accident claims will be able to investigate your accident, determine who is at fault and how much your case is worth.
The amount of compensation awarded in construction accident cases can vary greatly, and you may get the bare minimum if you attempt to go at it alone. A qualified construction accident lawyer will advocate for you, ensure you receive a fair amount to cover your losses, and more.
In most cases, employees are not allowed to sue their employers for a work-related injury in Arizona, but they are entitled to compensation. Depending upon the facts, a construction injury could be covered through workers’ compensation, and/or you could seek payment from filing a lawsuit against a third party. Third parties, for example, can be the property owner, contractor, subcontractor, engineer, architect, equipment manufacturer, etc. These parties are typically responsible for ensuring a construction site is safe, by frequently inspecting the site, materials, and equipment, as well as providing safety equipment. A Phoenix construction accident attorney can review the facts of your case and advise you on the best course of action for obtaining compensation.
Injuries suffered on construction sites can range from mild to severe. In the most serious cases, victims may suffer permanent injuries, such as loss of limbs, paralysis from a spinal cord injury, or traumatic brain injury. These types of physical trauma tend to last for years after the accident. In many cases, it will mean that the injured worker will be unable to return to his or her place of work for an extended period of time, if at all. Even when physical injuries do heal, they may leave emotional scars that can haunt victims and have a negative impact on their work performance.
Compensation for injuries includes economic damages (such as past and future medical bills, lost wages) and non-economic damages (pain and suffering, emotional distress).
Our construction accident lawyers represent the injured in Phoenix and throughout Arizona, on a contingency fee basis. Until we recover compensation for your case, you do not owe us any fees. Call Stone Rose Law today at (480) 498-8998 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.