Construction Injury Attorney
Because of the nature of the construction business, a construction worker is killed or wounded every day. Construction sites may be extremely dangerous places to work, especially if safety precautions are ignored. Common causes of construction site accidents are falls from scaffolds, ladders, overhead crane accidents, back injuries & lifting injuries, falls from roofs, falls in unguarded holes, electric shock, burns & electrocutions, lack of catch nets, and many personal injuries from being hit by falling objects. A construction injury lawyer can assist you in obtaining compensation following a work injury caused by defective or dangerous products such as scaffolding, cranes, power tools derricks, hoists, conveyors, woodworking tools, ladders, winches, trucks, graters, scrapers, tractors, bulldozers, forklifts, and other types of construction equipment.
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Construction Accident Law
The legal issues involved with a personal injury or death occurring on a worksite can be complicated due to the location and ownership of the site itself and the many parties in question. After a worker is wounded, representatives and attorneys from several firms will often gather to discuss the circumstances of the event, as well as employ investigators and photographers to film the scene. Access to the wounded employee or his family to photograph the scene or the equipment involved is typically denied, prompting the hiring of an attorney to intercede and safeguard the evidence while simultaneously gaining access to the location for an inspection.
Construction Accident Lawsuit
A work accident attorney will hire a private investigator to start interviewing witnesses of the accident and research the ownership of the facility and the names and position of authority of all parties involved. The construction accident lawyer should then write or contact the companies and demand access to the facility and obtain a written agreement that the evidence or accident site in question be preserved until it has been inspected by the injured parties attorneys and engineers. If an agreement can not be reached as to the preservation of the site, then an immediate lawsuit or injunction would need to be filed and get the court to order the inspection. The quicker an attorney gets involved the better. Time can sometimes be our worst enemy in accident cases. Workplaces change, workers move and memories often fade.
Types of Construction Accident Lawsuits
Our injury lawyers handle construction accidents including, but not limited to:
- Backhoe Accident
- Construction Guardrail Accident Lawsuit
- Construction Third-Party Claim
- Crane Accident
- Elevator Accident Lawsuit
- Forklift Accident Lawyer
- Hole in Floor Construction Death Lawsuit
- Skid Steer Loader Accident
- Skylight Accident Lawsuit
- Welding Rod Injuries
- Trench Collapse Accident Lawyer
Experienced Construction Site Injury Lawyer with Results
Although every case is different, David Willis is proud of the results he has obtained for victims of construction site injuries. A sample of his work injury lawsuits include:
$2,780,000 Scaffolding Collapse – Brain Damage
Willis’ client was an independent contractor hired to work as a lighting engineer on a film. The client was about 25 feet from the pavement, standing on the third section of scaffolds when they started to slide out and fall over. He fell to the pavement below, suffering irreversible brain damage. The client would never work again. David Willis sued the scaffolding rental company. Our case settled for $2.78 million. Expenses $26,358, Attorneys’ Fees $1.11 Million, Net to Client $1.64 Million
Construction Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured or a loved one killed at a worksite, plant, construction site or any other industrial setting then we would like to hear your story. Our construction site accident attorneys have helped many critically wounded clients nationwide recover money for amputations, asphyxiations, burn injuries, brain trauma, spinal cord injury, and death. David P. Willis is board certified as a personal injury trial law specialist. For almost 40 years, we’ve put in a lot of effort to get the best results for our clients, and we’ll do the same for you and your loved ones. Call us at 1-800-883-9858 to talk about your construction accident matter.