Construction Site Injury Attorneys in Columbia
Construction sites are required to follow strict regulations and rules for the safety of everyone on-site. Regrettably, safety guidelines, and rules sometimes fail to protect everyone’s safety. Too often, OSHA regulations are ignored on job sites. Sometimes, mechanical equipment or human mistake leads to a serious injury. Have you been injured in a construction site accident? If so, make sure that you fight to secure the compensation you deserve to for your injuries. Contact Strom Law Firm immediately at (803) 252-4800. Our highly experienced and skilled Columbia construction accident attorneys will dedicate themselves to fighting for a fair settlement.
Results are important if you have suffered an injury in a construction site accident. Medical bills pile up, and your finances suffer due to lost wages and income because you are unable to work. You need someone on your side to fight for the physical, emotional, and financial suffering that you and your family have endured.
Strom Law Firm personal injury attorneys have a successful record of recovering valuable compensation for our clients. We’ve fought for and succeed in getting settlements that fairly compensate our clients. Contact one of our Columbia construction accident attorneys at Strom Law Firm today to see how much your construction accident case may be worth.
Defining Construction Accidents
Construction accidents usually result in injury and are defined as occurring on a construction site. These accidents do not usually happen to the owners of construction companies, but to the blue-collar, front-line construction workers. However, construction accidents can happen to anyone who is on the site, including visitors, employees, and uninvolved innocent onlookers or bystanders. The most common construction site accidents include, but are not limited to:
- Traumatic Brain Injury often resulting from debris or tools falling from elevated locations, such as roofs, ladders, or scaffolding
- Burn injuries
- Sprains or strains, and other soft tissue injuries
- Broken and fractured bones
- Workers being crushed by equipment or materials
- Mechanical accidents due to improper operation or mechanical failure of construction tools
- Slip and Fall caused by tripping over items left on the ground or falling from ladders or scaffolding
Who Should Compensate You for a Construction Accident?
Construction accidents can be caused by a multitude of issues, and the party to be held responsible depends on each individual scenario. If a construction accident is caused by human error, we may seek to hold that person or his employer accountable. If an accident is caused by a mechanical issue, we may seek to recover from the manufacturer, maintenance company, or owner of the machinery. If a breach in rules and regulations causes an accident, we may seek to hold the employer accountable due to his failure to either put in place or enforce necessary precautions.
Working closely with a construction accident lawyer is, by far, the most important step to take to ensure you are properly compensated for your injuries. We will also work to ensure that the right people are held accountable.
What Compensation Can Be Recovered for Damages Suffered as a Result of a Construction Accident?
Following a construction accident, an injured person can recover for a variety of damages. The damages you are able to recover ultimately depend upon the types and seriousness of your injuries. The court will also examine if the injured party’s own negligence was a significant factor.
A plaintiff injured in a construction site accident may receive damages of two types: economic and non-economic damages.
- Economic damages are intended to cover financial loss caused by the accident; examples include medical bills and lost income.
- Non-economic damages are intended to compensate a victim for different types of loss like pain and suffering or emotional distress.
Different types of personal injury compensation might include:
- Compensation for bills paid related to the medical treatment of your injuries. These may include ER visits, nursing homes, or physical and occupational therapy. This often includes the costs of future medical treatment.
- Pain and suffering.
- Emotional distress. Damages recovered for anxiety, depression, or PTSD resulting from the injury.
- Lost income and wages. If you’ve missed work because of your injuries, this form of compensation for lost wages will attempt to make you whole again. You may also receive compensation for your future inability to work over the course of your lifetime.
- Wrongful death.
- Loss of consortium. These damages are intended to compensate family members for the loss they suffer when a victim is unable to provide the same companionship as before the accident.
A jury may also award a plaintiff punitive damages, which are intended to punish the behavior of the defendant that caused the injury.
How Hard is it to Prove a Construction Site Accident Case?
Have you suffered an injury from a construction site accident? If so, you may be under the assumption that you are practically guaranteed compensation. Regrettably, insurance companies and their lawyers are not that reasonable. You may have to fight tooth and nail because the insurance company and opposing counsel will attempt to prove that your own negligence led to the accident. Further, defendants and their representatives will assume and try to prove that you are exaggerating or entirely lying about your injuries.
Often, an insurance company will reach out to you early on and offer you pennies on the dollar for a quick settlement. You should never accept this offer without first consulting your own attorney. The insurance company wants to negotiate with you at your most vulnerable and least informed state of mind. Imperatively, you should consult with one of our Columbia Construction Accident Attorneys whenever you suffer an injury at a construction site, whether employed on-site, visiting, or just passing by.
Hiring a Lawyer after Your Construction Site Accident
The Strom Law Firm’s Columbia Construction Accident Attorneys will not cost you anything until we collect compensation for your injuries. We generally operate on a payment method called “contingent fee.” This means that we only get paid if you get paid. After securing compensation on your behalf, we generally collect a predetermined percentage of your settlement or judgment. Expenses pile up after a construction accident, and you do not need us to add to those expenses. Contact the construction accident attorneys at Strom Law Firm today to allow us to get to work for you as soon as possible.
Contact A Construction Site Lawyer Today
If a Columbia construction site injury has affected your life or a loved one’s, contact us today. Visit our Columbia Construction Accident Attorneys at our Columbia office, contact us online, or give us a call at (803) 252-4800 to schedule a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation with someone in our office.
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