Construction sites inherently present a number of potentially dangerous conditions. While you may have been working safely and diligently, accidents on construction sites are often out of your control. Whether it be a piece of equipment that failed or the job site was not properly supervised, these types of accidents can lead to significant injuries for which you should be compensated.
Not all construction accident claims can be pursued in civil court. Some accidents are limited to recovery in workers’ compensation through your employer where fault is not an issue. We here at Moaddel Kremer have the expertise to determine whether your claim can and should be pursued in the civil arena, as opposed to workers’ compensation.
If you were injured on a construction site, here are some things to keep in mind:
1. Find out who or what caused the accident;
2. If your accident was caused by another individual, find out who the individual worked for;
3. Report the accident to your employer and ask for paperwork to document the accident;
4. Take photographs of the scene of the accident and your injuries;
5. Create a list of everyone identified at the scene of the accident; and
6. Collect the contact information of any potential witnesses.
There are many potential causes of construction site accidents including falls from defective scaffolding, forklift accidents, improperly operation of trucks or cranes and falls as a result of tripping hazards created by other contractors.
There are special rules that govern safety parameters that must be in place at every construction site. Many of these accidents occur as a result of lack of supervision or failure to follow the safety protocols. Insurance companies will often blame you for the accident when there was nothing you could have done to prevent it. We here at Moaddel Kremer will work directly with the insurance companies in order to ensure that you are not taken advantage of.
The lawyers at Moaddel Kremer have the experience necessary to evaluate your case and refer you to doctors that can help you recover from your injuries. You may be entitled to collecting damages including recovery of your medical expenses, lost earnings and emotional distress. Moaddel Kremer can help you through the process of recovering from the accident and ensuring your rights are protected.