While working on a construction site, there are potential hazards around every corner. That’s why it’s so important that employers, property owners, and other responsible parties involved with the job site act with reasonable care and provide a secure work environment in order to keep construction workers safe from injury. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Unsafe working conditions at the construction site lead to accidents, and those accidents can often cause tragic and traumatic injuries. If you’re a construction worker who was injured on the job our attorneys may be able to help you secure compensation to support your and your family while you recover.
Parties That May Be Responsible for a Construction Site Accident
In the event of a construction accident, there are many potentially responsible parties. Unless you have been through an accident in the past, you may not be aware of just how many different parties may be to blame for the accident you suffered. In our experience handling construction accident cases throughout Kansas City, we find that these are the four most common parties found at least partially at fault:
- The property owner
- The architect
- The contractor
- The construction company
Determining who is responsible for your injuries after an accident requires assistance from a lawyer who has experience handling construction accident cases. An attorney can review the facts and circumstances surrounding your accident and help determine the best way to pursue the compensation you deserve.
What to Do After a Construction Site Accident
After your accident, you may be feeling overwhelmed and confused as to what to do next. You may also be receiving pressure from insurance companies and other attorneys to give statements or accept settlements relating to your injuries. It is important, however, not to take any action that could jeopardize your claim. We encourage you to request our free guide, How to Avoid Becoming a Work Injury Horror Story, for helpful information.
In addition, we recommend taking the following plan of action after suffering an injury in a construction site accident:
- Seek medical treatment.
- Follow the advice of your doctor.
- Consult with an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
- Keep accurate records of the expenses you incur as a result of your injuries.
- Obtain a copy of your medical record.
- Do not speak with insurance companies or other attorneys without first consulting your own lawyer.
- Obtain statements from any witnesses who saw the accident occur.
Taking these steps can help increase your claim’s chances of success.
Compensation for Your Losses After a Construction Site Accident
There are many different types of losses that can occur after a construction accident that go beyond simple hospital bills. Examples of the types of compensation that you may be entitled to after your accident include:
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitation & physical therapy costs
- Lost past, present, and future income
- Pain and suffering
Contact Our Construction Accident Attorneys Today to Discuss Your Potential Claim
Construction workers may choose to work in a physically demanding field; however, that does not mean that they give up the right to work in a reasonably safe environment. If you were injured as a result of a construction accident, it is important that you take action quickly. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation at (888) 348-2616. We’re proud to represent injured construction workers in both Kansas and Missouri, and have offices in Kansas City, Overland Park, Lee’s Summit, and Parkville.