Working in construction can be one of the most toiling jobs in the country for many people. Though many construction site managers and construction companies try to make the conditions as safe as possible for construction workers, many workers are still injured while on the job. One year alone saw about 100,000 construction site injuries for construction workers in the United States. Construction accidents can also bring about catastrophic injuries and in some cases, death, for workers.
Being an innocent bystander passing through a construction site can also bring about severe injuries in the case of a construction accident. Without the gear construction site workers wear, you may be left even more vulnerable to a series of injuries. If you were injured in a construction accident, whether as a worker or a bystander, you are entitled to seek financial compensation for injuries and other damages caused. When you need a professional construction accident lawyer for the proper aid in filing a lawsuit against a construction company or their insurance, then trust in the legal experts at Lerner, Moore, Silva, Cunningham & Rubel.
Construction accidents can bring about a variety of injuries on bystanders or workers. Some of these injuries can be severe and leave people unable to work for months, years, or even permanently. Our construction injury lawyers have seen a lot of different injuries in our decades of practice. Lerner, Moore, Silva, Cunningham & Rubel have dealt with a number of construction accident victims who have suffered serious injuries and are looking to file a claim against liable parties. We are committed to making sure no injured individual is left without the proper legal representation in the pursuit of damages.
Some of the most common injuries seen in construction accidents can include:
- Crane Accidents-
- Electrical Burns
- Scaffold Malfunctions
- Superintendent Negligence
- Traffic Control Collisions
- Getting struck by falling objects
- Getting caught between objects
When you suffer one of these forms of injuries, you may be left completely unable to work or even live out your daily routines. You may also be in tremendous pain, and need medical treatments for a while to help bring about recovery. After a construction accident, it is important to sit down and discuss your case with a skilled construction injury lawyer. Our legal experts can give you the answers and advice you’re looking for while beginning to develop your claim.
We expect construction sites to take necessary precautions and make sure conditions are safe for both workers and innocent bystanders who may be passing by. When a construction accident occurs, there may be a few reasons why it happened. Sometimes construction accidents may be caused by reasons not having to do with the negligence of the company or employer of the construction site. There may be other parties that can be held liable, such as:
- Third Party Negligence– Third party negligence means a third party outside of the employer was at fault. This can be the manufacturer of defective equipment, a contractor who might’ve committed an act of negligence or recklessness, and another liable third party.
- Defective Equipment- Most construction accidents can be caused by defective equipment. A malfunction may occur, or the equipment may have been designed defectively. If you’ve suffered a construction accident due to defective equipment, then you would be able to begin a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the equipment.
- Road Work Zone Accidents– While involved in a road work zone, whether on a highway or busy street, construction workers face cars or other motor vehicles that speed, fail to yield, fail to pay attention, and may end up causing a devastating accident.. In this scenario, the driver would be liable for injuries and other damages.
When it comes to construction accidents, injuries can be completely different. A construction site accident can lead to damages that workers and other pedestrians can’t even imagine. This is why an Ontario construction lawyer is the person to turn to after a construction accident. Whether you are a worker or were an innocent bystander, suffering injuries through another party’s negligence and recklessness warrants the need to pursue financial compensation. When it comes to seeking damages through a construction accident claim, you can gain the compensation to cover a variety of expenses and consequences that may have resulted from the construction site accident, such as:
- Recovering medical expenses for treatments, surgical procedures, and even longer medical intervention for more permanent medical conditions
- Lost earnings from being unable to work due to injury
- Pain and suffering caused by injuries and other emotional or psychological traumas
- Permanent injuries such as traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury
- Wrongful death
If your loved one was killed in a construction accident caused by another liable party, a construction death lawyer is the legal expert to turn to for guidance in the process of a construction death lawsuit. Though financial compensation will not reverse the accident or bring back your loved one, financial compensation can be used for funeral expenses and any leftover medical bills from treatment or other procedures. This way, the financial burden can be lifted off your shoulders. Talk to one of our Ontario accident lawyers today to learn more about navigating a construction accident wrongful death claim.
When you or a loved one suffers from a construction accident, the consequences can be catastrophic. A construction site accident or construction site death should not be left unanswered. Seeking financial restitution for injuries and other traumas from a construction site accident can be much easier when working with an Ontario construction lawyer. To get trustworthy legal advice from a lawyer with years of experience representing construction accident and construction death victims, reach out to Lerner, Moore, Silva, Cunningham & Rubel. We are committed to helping out injured victims, and we are always available for a free initial consultation to discuss your case.