A Construction Accident Attorney Can Help You Secure the Compensation You Deserve
Because construction sites are considered inherently dangerous, it is imperative for site supervisors to maintain a safe environment for their employees. If they failed in this task, and you or a loved one was subsequently injured, a construction accident attorney at the Law Offices of Richard R. Kennedy in Lafayette, LA, will provide comprehensive counsel to hold the responsible party accountable. Despite the strict regulations set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), construction site accidents do happen, causing serious and even catastrophic injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered severe injuries on a construction site, contact our law firm today to find out if you are eligible for compensation.
Most Common Types of Construction Accidents
Some of the most common construction accidents include:
- Falls from ladders or scaffolding
- Falling materials or objects
- Electric shock
- Forklift and other machinery accidents
- Burns from fires or explosions
- Chemical spills
These accidents are typically the result of another negligent worker or supervisor. In some cases, such as those involving falls from ladders or scaffolding, the injury may result from a defective product. If a product defect is to blame for the accident, then the product manufacturer is liable for your injuries and damages.
Despite the strict regulations set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), construction site accidents do happen, causing serious and even catastrophic injuries.
Serious Consequences of Construction Accidents
Construction accident injuries are almost always severe and life threatening. Catastrophic injuries such as loss of limb, brain injuries, paralysis, and severe burns are not uncommon. Unfortunately, many construction accidents are fatal. Those fortunate enough to survive must often deal with multiple surgeries and years of therapy to recover. Sadly, some never fully recover, either mentally or physically.
Injuries may temporarily or permanently prevent victims from returning to work, resulting in a loss of income. Because of the serious nature of the injuries, extensive medical bills are also likely, which often results in economic hardship. This hardship is furthered when a family member must also take time off from work, often without pay, to care for their injured loved one.
How Our Construction Accident Attorneys Can Help
When construction accidents occur and result in serious injuries or death, our attorneys can help to ensure the negligent parties are held accountable. We will return to the scene of the accident, taking photos and video as needed for evidence. We will also interview other workers and witnesses and obtain any security footage to determine the negligent party. Our attorneys handle all aspects of the case so that you can focus your efforts on making a full recovery.
Regardless of whether a product manufacturer is liable or another worker was negligent, we will make sure the responsible party is held liable for your injuries. We will seek damages for all medical expenses related to your injury, as well as reimbursement for your loss of income and compensation for the physical and emotional trauma you have endured. If you lost a family member in a construction site accident, our attorneys will also seek compensation for funeral expenses and loss of companionship for immediate family members.
Contact Our Attorneys Today
If you or a loved one sustained severe injuries in a construction site accident, contact the Law Offices of Richard R. Kennedy today to book your free case evaluation. One of our attorneys will review your case in detail and provide you with an overview of your legal options.