Lexington Construction Accident Lawyer
Construction is a necessary part of development and progress. From new schools and roads to new homes and shopping centers, construction can provide jobs and valuable resources. But construction is also dangerous, and every year, there are hundreds of construction workers injured and killed at construction sites, as well as many people who are harmed when passing near or through a construction site. If you’ve been injured in a construction accident, our Lexington construction accident lawyers can help you to bring forth a personal injury claim for damages. Call us today to learn more about how we can help.
Common Construction Site Accidents
Constructions sites are dangerous places. Heavy equipment and machinery, the use of explosives, trenches, motor vehicles, working at high heights, and more all increase the risk of accident. Some of the most common types of construction site accidents include:
- Slips, trips, and falls;
- Falls from heights;
- Motor vehicle accidents;
- Falling object accidents;
- Electrocution injuries;
- Exposure to dangerous substances;
- Equipment and machinery injuries.
When a construction site accident occurs, anyone involved–whether that be a construction worker or a non-construction employee who is passing through/by the site–may suffer serious harm. This harm could require thousands of dollars in medical care, and could potentially leave an individual with disabilities that render them unable to work or return to life as normal after the accident.
Representation for Injured Workers and Others
Most construction site accidents are preventable and occur because of defective equipment, unsafe premises, or a lack of adherence to safety standards and best practices. When a construction accident occurs, the responsible party should be held liable for damages caused to others.
Workers who are injured at a construction site maintain the right to file a workers’ compensation claim for damages. However, in addition to filing a workers’ compensation suit, our lawyers can help you to bring forth a third-party liability action against a negligent third-party (such as the manufacturer of a dangerous piece of equipment). Through a third-party liability claim, you can seek compensation for the full extent of your damages, including pain, suffering, emotional distress, medical expenses, and lost wages.
Those who are injured on a construction site who are notworkers also maintain the right to bring forth a personal injury claim, as well as the right to seek the same damages types listed above. Our lawyers can help you to identify the at-fault party and prove negligence and causation.
Learn More About Filing a Construction-related Personal Injury Suit
Filing a personal injury lawsuit after being harmed at a construction site can be confusing, especially if you are dealing with serious injuries. Our Lexington construction accident lawyers will handle all of the details of your case on your behalf, including determining how the accident occurred, identifying the liable party, calculating your damages, filing your claim, negotiating your settlement, and bringing forth a lawsuit if necessary.
We have years of experience in personal injury and construction accident law, and know how to secure the best case outcome possible. Please reach us today to schedule your free consultation and learn more about our legal services.