According to recent Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) statistics, 4,679 workers were killed on the job in 2014—over 870 of those fatalities occurred to construction workers. The leading causes of workers deaths on construction sites are falls, electrocution, struck by objects, and caught-in/between. In addition to deaths, thousands more construction workers are injured on the job, sometimes catastrophically.
Even if you are entitled to workers’ compensation for injuries received while working in construction, you may be entitled in some cases to recover additional damages against third parties, including equipment manufacturers, contractors, and property owners, who may have negligently or recklessly caused your injuries. Burg Simpson’s experienced personal injury lawyers are dedicated to helping injured construction workers receive compensation for their injuries.
If you or someone you love was seriously injured in a construction accident, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Economic losses, including past and future medical and rehabilitation expenses, lost income, loss of earning capacity, and out-of-pocket costs
- Non-economic losses, including pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, mental and emotional distress, inconvenience
- Permanent impairment and disfigurement
- Loss of consortium by an affected spouse
Families of construction workers killed by the negligence, fault, or recklessness of other persons or companies may be able to recover wrongful death damages, including economic damages (e.g., wages and other income the deceased would have earned, emergency and hospital care, funeral and burial expenses) and non-economic damages (loss of comfort, care, affection, love, companionship suffered by the survivors of the deceased).
Not only may you be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, but you may also be able to recover damages for your injuries from third parties. If you have been seriously injured in a construction accident, you should contact an experienced worker’s compensation lawyer AND an experienced personal injury lawyer to understand and protect your rights. Burg Simpson’s lawyers handle workers’ compensation and personal injury claims.
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At Burg Simpson, our experienced injury lawyers can handle your construction accident case. Burg Simpson is dedicated to helping injured construction workers seek compensation after an accident caused by the fault, negligence, and recklessness of another. Burg Simpson has helped thousands of persons suffering from serious personal injuries rebuild their lives. Burg Simpson has the experience and resources to help injury and wrongful death victims navigate the many legal issues that surround construction accidents, including accident and medical investigation, statutory employer identification issues, expert identification, insurance claims, settlement negotiations, and litigating in court against persons and companies who refuse to take responsibility.