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Construction Accidents

One in five worker deaths occurs in the construction industry, according to statistics compiled by the Occupation Safety and Health Administration. Last year, almost 900 U.S. construction workers died from job-related injuries, and thousands more sustained serious, permanent, and life-changing injuries. State and federal laws were created to protect construction workers, but that is not enough to stop serious accidents from occurring. Construction jobs, by their nature, are dangerous. 

Construction accidents include a wide range of incidents: 

  • Worker falls 
  • Workers caught-in/between equipment or objects 
  • Site collapse 
  • Equipment collapse (especially cranes) 
  • Equipment malfunctions 
  • Electrocutions 
  • Exposure to dangerous materials and chemical spills 
  • Faulty scaffolding 
  • Falling debris, including tools 
  • Fires 

Injuries can range from fatalities, to serious brain and spinal cord damage, to burns, broken bones and loss of limbs. 

We’re Here to Help You 

Insurance companies want to save money. They are not on your side. Contact us immediately. 

Our focus is to obtain for you justice and compensation for injuries and other losses by holding the responsible parties—and their insurers—accountable. Insurers work to minimize payouts and avoid lawsuits. They do not care about your best interests. Contact us to find out whether you have grounds for a lawsuit before you speak to an insurer. 

You may have legal claims against other parties involved in the construction project. We will cut through the facts. 

If you were injured on the job, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, but in most circumstances, are legally barred from suing your employer. But if the accident was caused by the negligence of a party that is not your employer, that party may be held legally responsible. For instance, a manufacturer of defective equipment may be sued for injuries you sustained while using the equipment. A supervisor from another contractor on the site may have disregarded safety standards, or a public utility may have failed to properly maintain gas or electric lines. We’ll fully investigate the circumstances and identify all parties that potentially can be held legally liable. 

You may have been a bystander―with no connection to the construction project―and gotten hurt. We handle these construction accident cases, too. 

Construction accident victims aren’t always workers at the site. Ordinary people, going about their daily activities, can be injured, even killed, when they happen to be near the scene of an accident. We apply our extensive knowledge of construction accidents to represent you or a loved one in this situation. 

Our personal bond is as important as our legal representation. 

Construction accidents can cause catastrophic injuries and death. We understand the loss and anguish that the victim and family experience. The medical issues and choices can be daunting. Paying for medical and rehabilitation costs, along with living expenses, can overwhelm the family when their breadwinner can no longer work. You are not just given one person to work with – you have an entire team of lawyers, paralegals and personal injury secretaries.  As a team, we coordinate with one another about your case and keep in constant contact with you and your family.  Our team helps clients in these emotionally tough times by being accessible, supportive, and genuine. Our sensitivity and compassion make us better lawyers, too. 

We immediately evaluate your case so you know the status. 

Because we have extensive experience handling construction accident cases and understand the medical, technical, and legal issues, we can review your case quickly and effectively. If your case is right for us, we’ll proceed with a full investigation and legal analysis, and determine the likelihood of a favorable settlement or need to file a lawsuit. We will always explain every step and development and counsel you on all possible outcomes so you can make informed decisions. 

Because a monetary award will significantly impact your life, we put our negotiation and trial skills and experience to work. 

We’re master negotiators, so you can rely on us to negotiate the best possible settlement for you. If the parties can’t agree on an amount, we’re ready to file a lawsuit and vigorously try your case in the courtroom. And we have a track record of achieving winning verdicts and other favorable resolutions in accident cases. 

If a new legal matter arises during your case, we can help. 

The firm’s construction accidents practice is just one of many HRMM&L law practices. Because HRMM&L is a full-service law firm with substantial resources, we’re able to advise you on other legal problems that may arise during your case. And if the legal problem is one our firm doesn’t handle, we’ll refer you to another lawyer and firm whom we know and trust. 

Other legal problems you may encounter during your construction accident case: 

  • Wrongful death and catastrophic injury 
  • Motor vehicle accidents 
  • Medical malpractice 
  • Civil rights abuse and injury 
  • Employer discrimination and harassment 
  • Slip & fall and dangerous property conditions 
  • Product liability, harmful drugs, defective medical devices