Charleston, WV Construction Accidents
Accidents on construction sites can cause horrific and devastating injuries. Construction workers operate and interact with heavy machinery and powerful tools, which makes their workplace particularly hazardous. In fact, recent data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that construction work is one of the most dangerous jobs a person can have.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident, the experienced construction accident lawyers at Morgan & Morgan’s Charleston office may be able to help you recover compensation for your injuries. Construction accident cases can be complex, so you need a law firm with the resources and experience to build a winning case.
As America’s largest personal injury law firm, Morgan & Morgan has investigated and litigated many construction accident cases. We’ve helped countless clients obtain the financial compensation they need to rebuild their lives.
To learn more, contact us for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.
Common Causes of Construction Accidents
On a construction site, it’s the responsibility of the employer to maintain a safe environment and minimize risk for their employees. Unfortunately, sometimes employers don’t hold up their end of the bargain. Many accidents occur because construction companies, supervisors, contractors, or workers don’t take the necessary safety precautions. Here are some examples of the types of negligence that can lead to construction accidents:
- Improper equipment maintenance
- Defective equipment or machinery
- Lack of supervision
- Failure to follow safety guidelines
- Inadequate safety training
- Failure to install sufficient warning signs
These miscues can trigger scaffolding collapses, roof failures, crane accidents, electrical shocks, fires, and more. Tragic incidents such as these can cause debilitating injuries, and even death.
Types of Damages in Construction Accidents
A personal injury attorney can calculate the total past and future cost of your injuries, then file a claim seeking that amount. This requires a thorough investigation and review of medical records, witness statements, accident reports, and other evidence.
These are some of the damages that your attorney may try to recover compensation for:
- Medical costs, including hospital bills and physical therapy
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Decreased quality of life
- Funeral expenses (in cases of wrongful death)
Contact a Charleston Construction Accident Attorney
If you’re a construction worker who has been hurt on the job, your employer’s insurance company may offer you compensation — but before you accept their terms or sign any settlement papers, contact Morgan & Morgan. The insurance company’s offer could be a tiny fraction of what you would recover through a lawsuit. You deserve full and fair compensation for your losses.
Nationwide and across all practice areas, our attorneys have helped clients recover more than $9 billion for their injuries. We will fight tirelessly for you and negotiate with the insurance company so you can focus on getting better.
Best of all, it costs nothing to hire us, and we get paid only if you win. Contact our Charleston attorneys today for a free case evaluation.