Construction Workers Involved In Accidents Deserve Representation
If you are injured at work because of the negligence of your employer or coworker, your exclusive remedy is workers’ compensation. Although we don’t accept these claims, we can refer you to a good lawyer who does.
We do, however, pursue third-party liability claims.
Third-Party Liability Claims
Injured workers can pursue a third-party claim to bring an action against a person whose negligence caused the injury who is not your employer or coworker. In the case of a workplace injury, the negligent third party could be a vehicle or equipment manufacturer, a vendor, a contractor or a subcontractor.
Our firm will evaluate your case to accurately advise you of your options in addition to workers’ compensation benefits. We will consider whether third parties also bear responsibility for your catastrophic injuries — such as burns and amputations — or your loved one’s fatality, including these common scenarios:
- Premises liability — Owners have a duty to maintain their premises in good condition and warn you about potential dangers. You may have a cause of action against the property owner if you sustained injuries from a fall on their property.
- Product liability — You use a variety of dangerous equipment every day on your worksite. Defective tools and heavy machinery can put your health and life at risk. Manufacturers that produced the defective equipment are liable for your injuries.
- Automobile accidents — Road crew are in constant jeopardy of getting hit by drivers. You can file a claim with the driver’s or your own auto insurance company to recover damages for such motor vehicle accident injuries as severe head trauma and spinal cord damage or even whiplash.
Fatal Four Construction Job Accidents
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) gathers data on workplace injuries and deaths in the United States. OSHA refers to the top deadly accidents in the construction trades as the fatal four. These preventable fatal four were responsible for 56 percent of the 738 construction job fatalities in 2011:
- Falls fatally injured 259 construction trade workers
- Being struck by objects resulted in 73 fatalities
- Electrocutions caused 69 deaths
- Getting caught in or in between objects killed 18 workers
Consult Our Firm To Discuss Damages For Your On-The-Job Injuries
At your free consultation, we will discuss your options for recovering damages for your injuries. Our Albuquerque office provides flexible hours to suit your schedule.