The very nature of construction lends itself to high death rates as well as permanent and debilitating injuries. With an estimated 18.3 deaths per 100,000 workers, construction is reported as one of the most dangerous jobs in the United States, through accidents caused by negligent or reckless workers or supervisors, defective equipment, inadequate safety precautions and other dangers. Some examples in the news include the following:
Many parties are involved in construction accident claims, either directly (owners, design professionals, contractors, subcontractors, workers) or indirectly (liability insurance, workers' compensation carriers). To represent you properly, your attorney must be familiar with all of the following general and specialized areas of the law, and have a deep understanding of their complex interrelationships:
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed at or near a construction site, your claim may relate to any or a combination of the above. We have extensive experience in construction accidents and can help you get the compensation you need and deserve.