Types of Injuries Which Can Occur
Construction accidents can lead to life-changing catastrophic injuries including:
Severe injuries often require lifelong care and result in pain and suffering which is difficult to quantify. For these reasons, it is important to seek the help of a seasoned lawyer who can guide you through the process and secure the full compensation you deserve.
Injuries Sustained from Falls
Falls from tall heights can result in trauma that requires extensive rehabilitation and ongoing medical care. In some instances, fall victims can sustain catastrophic injury to their head, neck, or spine that result in long-lasting physical and mental effects. Other sufferers may sustain broken bones or severe lacerations that take months to heal. Victims often need to take time off from work to recover. A loss in wages can further complicate the financial burden of caring for yourself following a fall. Costs can add up for ongoing medical appointments, rehabilitation, medication, and more.
When to Contact a Lawyer
If you have been injured at work, the first thing you should do is notify your employer. They are responsible for providing the appropriate forms to begin the workers' compensation process. Our firm can help in the event that the workers' compensation you receive does not meet the amount you are entitled to or your claim is denied. We can also weigh in throughout the process to ensure you are maximizing your chances of success.
Our firm has been helping injured construction workers for over 40 years. We can guide you through the process and strive to secure the full compensation you deserve.
How We Can Help
Our firm is knowledgeable about the administrative practices and government laws which are designed to keep construction sites safe. With over 40 years in practice representing personal injury victims, we know the best ways to build and handle your case from start to finish.
Recreating the Accident
To determine exactly what went wrong on the day of your accident, we work with accident reconstruction experts to rebuild scenes. These in-depth analyses help us investigate whether Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations or state laws were broken.
In construction accidents, determining who is at fault for the accident can be difficult due to the number of parties involved. The fault, or liability, can fall partially or fully on:
- The manufacturer of a defective product
- Your employer
- The property owner
- The general contractor
- The supervising contractor
The attorneys at The Tawwater Law Firm have experience dealing with small businesses and large cooperations alike and can help establish liability no matter who is at fault.
Determining the Extent of Your Losses
While it is much simpler to collect compensation for medical bills immediately associated with your injury, it can be more difficult to secure payment for future or emotional damages. With the help of medical professionals and forensic accountants, our lawyers can calculate the full extent of your losses. Compensation can include future medical bills, loss of future wages, rehabilitation, therapy, and at-home care. We can also recover compensation for intangible damages including pain and suffering caused by your accident or the wrongful death of a loved one.