Construction sites are one of the most dangerous work environments that a person can be exposed to. Every year, there are thousands of construction workers that are injured in on-site accidents, but there are many bystanders and third parties that are injured at these sites as well. The injuries can include broken bones, slip and fall accidents, amputation, head injuries, spinal injuries, and much more.
If you have been injured in a construction accident, you have the right to secure the representation of a highly skilled Southern Minnesota personal injury attorney who can take the evidence and build a strong case for you.
Commitment To The Client
We are highly committed to our clients, ensuring that each has the proper medical care and that a strong case is built to recover the compensation that is needed. While a construction worker may be able to recover workers’ compensation for their injuries, not every person injured at a construction site is an employee. There is also the fact that an employee can be injured due to the negligence of a third party on the site. Perhaps multiple contractors are working the same site and one of them produces a hazard that results in the employee’s injury. If that’s the case, then the third party can be pursued in a personal injury lawsuit in addition to the workers’ compensation that is received. An employee just can’t file both workers’ compensation and a personal injury lawsuit against their employer; it has to be one or the other.
Building A Strong Case For You
There are different types of construction accidents that occur that can lead to serious injury or death. They are:
- Scaffolding accidents
- Crane accidents
- Floor opening falls
- Falling roof accidents (roof crush)
- Chemical exposure
- Welding accidents
- Auto accidents
- Ran over or pinned by heavy machinery
- Defective mechanical parts in machinery
The most serious injuries tend to be those that result from falling from high areas. However, there have been cases where simply tripping over a small obstacle can cause serious injury. Some of the most common injuries include burns, broken bones, brain damage, paralysis, spinal injury, and wrongful death.
Your Mankato personal injury attorney will investigate what happened and the extent of the injuries based off of medical reports. From there, your attorney will determine the extent of the current and future costs so that the compensation that is sought is adequate enough to sustain you for the long-term while you recover as much as your injury will allow you to.
Contact A Southern Minnesota Personal Injury Lawyer
Construction accident can be classified as employment accidents, which means that workers’ comp may be an option. However, there are times when an accident is the result of a third party’s negligence or a defective piece of machinery. When either of those are the case, then the injured construction worker may be able to file a personal injury claim against that third party. To learn more about your rights and options, contact Farrish Johnson Law Office, CHTD at 507-625-2525 to schedule a free consultation.