Stroudsburg Construction Accident Lawyer
Whether you work at a construction site, live near a construction site, or have to walk past or through a construction site, you are at risk of being injured at that construction site. If your injury is due to another party’s negligence, you can pursue monetary compensation for your related damages through a construction accident claim. Our experienced Stroudsburg construction accident lawyers are here to take your case today.
Accidents that Can Happen on the Job at a Construction Site
Construction sites are inherently dangerous places. In fact, construction is one of the professions where workers are most likely to be injured. Construction sites are not just dangerous for workers, they are dangerous for passers-by and individuals using buildings while they are under construction as well.
A few specific types of accident that can occur on construction sites are:
- Vehicle collisions;
- Victims being crushed between machines or materials;
- Exposure to toxic substances;
- Fires; and
- Equipment malfunctions.
Injuries you Can Suffer in a Construction Accident
Construction accident victims can suffer the following injuries:
- Broken bones;
- Soft tissue injuries;
- Spinal cord injuries;
- Electrical injuries;
- Organ damage; and
- Head injuries.
Pursuing Monetary Compensation for your Construction Injury Damages
Although many injured workers have the option to file a Workers’ Compensation claim after being injured at a construction site, there are numerous reasons why an injured worker would file a personal injury claim instead. One of these is that his or her damages exceed the compensation he or she could recover through Workers’ Compensation or that the injury was directly caused by an act of negligence on another party’s party. That party could be the worker’s employer, the owner of the building, or other contractors working at the site. Additionally, workers who are independent contractors rather than employees cannot file Workers’ Compensation claims. They and any other non-employee individuals injured in construction accidents can pursue compensation for the following damages through personal injury claims:
- Medical bills;
- Lost wages; and
- Pain and suffering damages.
With a personal injury claim, unlike a Workers’ Compensation claim, the victim must provide sufficient evidence to prove that his or her injury and related damages were directly caused by another party’s negligence. This evidence can include:
- A copy of the official accident report;
- Photographs of the accident scene;
- Copies of his or her medical bills;
- Eyewitness testimonies of the accident; and
- Documentation of his or her lost wages.
Our Team of Stroudsburg Personal Injury Lawyers is Here to Help You
If you were injured on a construction site because of another party’s negligence, you could be entitled to recover financial compensation for your related damages through a personal injury claim. To learn more about your rights as an injured victim and how you can recover compensation for your losses, contact our team of experienced personal injury lawyers at Needle Law Firm today to set up your initial consultation in our office.