- scaffolding, man lift and crane injuries,
- trench injuries,
- falls at the construction site,
- defective equipment, and
- unsafe working conditions due to lack of management oversight or other factors.
We represent clients injured in construction accidents in Auburn, Kent, Federal Way, and the surrounding towns and communities, and throughout the State of Washington.
Investigating the Accident
When a construction site accident occurs, it’s important to obtain as much information as possible following the accident. If the accident occurs because of defective equipment, the equipment should be safeguarded from further use to keep others safe and to ensure that it stays in the same condition as when the accident occurred. It’s also important to obtain eyewitness testimony and to take pictures or obtain other evidence of the accident site.
Company Safety Programs
In addition to investigating the construction site, it’s also important to obtain copies of any company safety manuals and other information so that we can determine whether the construction site was being operated in accordance with the company’s safety standards. Often, accidents are a direct result of failing to comply with safety standards.
Multiple Causes of Accidents
In many construction cases, there may be multiple causes that are to blame for the accident, such as unsafe work conditions and defective products. In a personal injury case, it’s important to identify all of the causes of the injury so that all of the people responsible for the accident can properly be held accountable.
Washington law provides for worker’s compensation benefits to workers who are injured on the job. In addition to worker’s compensation, injured workers may also be entitled to recover damages from third parties that may be responsible for causing injury. As an example, if the injuries were caused by defective equipment, the construction worker may also have a claim against the manufacturer of the equipment.
If You Have Been Injured, Call Us
We understand that construction site accidents can be difficult for you and your family resulting in loss of income from time off work and medical bills from the injury. Because a lot of construction work in Washington is seasonal, even a short loss in time off of work due to a work-related accident can substantially reduce the amount of earnings of a construction worker.
If you’ve been injured in a construction site accident, call us for a free, no-obligation consultation. We can then learn about your case, and you can learn how we may be able to help you. We can explain to you what possibilities may be available to recover for your injuries in addition to workers’ compensation benefits. Our attorneys have decades of personal injury experience, and have recovered millions of dollars for clients. If you’ve been injured, call us so we may learn more about your case on a no fee, no obligation basis.
If we are retained by you, we will work hard to prove your case. If those responsible for your injuries are not willing to offer a fair settlement, we are prepared to go to court and prove damages and to seek recovery for your damages.
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