The construction industry has some of the most dangerous jobs of any in the United States. Working with heavy machinery, power tools, heights, and unstable conditions are the norm. Perhaps inevitably, a large number of construction workers get injured every year. Some of the most common accidents we come across in our work with injury victims include:
- Falls from scaffolding
- Scaffolding collapse
- Falls from ladders
- Struck by falling or swinging objects
- Tripping or falling
- Chemical burns
- Burned by fire or flame
- Chemical exposure
- Getting caught between machinery or vehicles
These things can lead to life-altering physical trauma. Broken bones, paralysis, disfigurement, amputation, and severe burns are not uncommon. Very expensive medical care may be required, both for emergency treatment as well as ongoing into the future. The injury victim may require expensive physical therapy and rehabilitation, they may need a wheelchair or other assistive equipment to adapt to their injury. And, on top of all of that, the physical pain and mental suffering caused by the injury may be excruciating. If you were injured in this way, you need and deserve full compensation so you can deal with this injury and its repercussions.
Most of these accidents are just that: accidents. Not intentional acts of violence or assault. Oftentimes it is not the worker’s fault that the accident occured, but they were injured nonetheless.
Most often, workers’ compensation benefits kick in for these injuries. Workers’ compensation insurance is carried by most construction employers. It pays for your medical care and replaces a portion of your wages if you were injured on the job, as long as you didn’t cause your injury by coming to work inebriated or acting recklessly. In other situations, attorney David Cole may pursue compensation from a third party, if that third party’s negligence caused the accident that injured you. For example, the manufacturer of a scaffolding system that was dangerously designed or that was manufactured with a dangerous flaw, may be held accountable for injuries that result.
Construction Accident Legal Representation
If you suffered a construction accident injury in New Hampshire, please call experienced attorney David Cole in Lyme at 603-643-4500. Mr. Cole is personally committed to helping the victims of personal injury explore their options for recovering monetary compensation.