Construction Site Accident Attorneys in Parkville, MO
Representing victims of construction site accidents throughout Missouri
Construction is often a sign of a growing community. New businesses and homes are built every day in Missouri, and older structures are either torn down or repaired. Over the past few decades, we have also seen extensive road work on highways and interstates. All these moving parts can create hazards for workers, visitors, and passing drivers. If you were injured on or near a Parkville construction site, our lawyers are ready to help you seek justice.
Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys knows how to litigate these cases and we believe it is critical to protect construction site workers. There are different cases we can file on behalf of injured victims including workers' compensation, personal injury claims, or product liability claims. You will need a Parkville construction site accident attorney to determine the best legal route to take after an accident.
What are the common types of Parkville construction site accidents?
Construction work is some of the most dangerous work there is. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports that in 2019, there were an average of 100 deaths per week on construction sites across the country, and that construction worker fatalities account for about 20% of all job-related deaths. There are many ways that a construction site accident can happen regardless of the type of site you are on. Some of the most common types of construction site accidents include:
- Electrocution accidents
- Vehicle accidents
- Toxic chemical exposure
- Machinery accidents
- Trench collapses
- Struck by object
- Thermal, electrical, and chemical burns
Who is eligible to file a construction accident claim?
Determining if you are eligible to file a claim is important as this will factor into your ability to obtain compensation for your accident and injuries. Employees will be able to file a workers' compensation claim while other parties will be able to file a personal injury claim. There are a few key differences between workers' compensation and personal injury claims. The major difference is the ability to seek pain and suffering damages.
Anyone who is injured on a construction site can file a claim, however determining which claim you're eligible for can be complex. In some cases, workers’ compensation may not be enough, which means you may wish to file a third-party injury claim as well. One of our Parkville construction site accident attorneys can guide you on the best claim to file for your injuries. We know which criteria need to be met for each claim type and will use our extensive resources to build a strong claim on your behalf.
Product liability and construction accidents in Parkville
A product liability claim can be filed if there was a defective machine that caused an accident or injury. Construction sites are full of deadly machines and the manufacturers of these machines must ensure they are safe for use. Some of the more common defective construction site tools and machinery include:
- Power tools like nail guns
- Hand tools
- Protective clothing and gear
If the equipment you use on a construction site is unsafe and an accident occurs, then the manufacturer may be liable. Employees and non-workers may file a product liability claim.
Workers' compensation claims and Parkville construction sites
To file a workers' compensation claim you must be an employee of the construction company. Independent contractors are not eligible for workers' compensation claims.
Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system, so your claim does not require you to prove that someone else caused you harm. However, it does require you to prove that the injury happened on the job or within your scope of employment. Through a workers' compensation claim you may be entitled to obtain the following compensation:
- Temporary work loss benefits
- Permanent work loss benefits
- Medical benefits
- Vocational benefits
When it comes to medical benefits, they are split into two categories. The first is the medical care you will receive prior to reaching maximum medical improvement and the second is any care that is expected to maintain this level of recovery.
Personal injury claims for Parkville construction accidents
If you are an independent contractor, site visitor, or other non-employee, then you can file a personal injury claim if you were involved in an accident on or near a construction site. Our Parkville construction site accident attorneys can help prove the following:
- The defendant did not follow local, state, or federal safety standards
- The defendant was negligent or careless resulting in the accident
- The deferent did not follow standardized safety protocols for the specific type of construction site
What damages can I seek for construction site injuries?
personal injury cases specifically, an injury victim can seek compensation for the following damages and losses:
- Medical bills
- Lost income
- Scarring or disfigurement
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of consortium
There are certain cases where a Parkville construction site accident attorney will need to file a wrongful death claim in which you will be able to obtain compensation for funeral and burial expenses. Personal injury awards are often much larger than workers' compensation awards, but they also have several other elements to them.
Do you have a construction accident attorney near me?
Our Parkville office is located at 8600 NW 64th Street Suite 945. Please call for an appointment. Our lawyers have offices throughout Missouri and Kansas.
Contact a Parkville construction site accident attorney
When you are injured on a construction site you will need to report the accident and injury right away. This will be key to building a successful claim. You will also need to seek immediate medical attention and then contact a Parkville construction site accident attorney.
Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys have decades of experience handling complex cases just like these. We know what it takes to get you the compensation you deserve. Call us at 816-471-5111 or complete our contact form to schedule a free consultation today.
8600 NW 64th St.,
Parkville, MO 64152