Catastrophic Injuries and Construction Workers

Construction Accident Lawyer West Palm Beach

Catastrophic Injuries and Construction WorkersIf you’re a construction worker, you’re already aware of how dangerous your job can be, especially as compared to other vocations. If you were injured while on the job, you know firsthand that a construction accident can be catastrophic. Each construction accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt has seen many instances of workers who were injured to such an extent that they never fully recovered. As a result, their damages far exceeded the compensation offered through workers compensation benefits.

If this describes your circumstances, contact our office immediately. A construction accident lawyer may be able to get you the compensation and other benefits that you deserve for your work injury.

Common Construction Job Accidents

As a construction worker, you could probably create a long list of scenarios in which you or a coworker might get injured through no fault of your own. It’s an unfortunate truth that the construction industry is potentially dangerous for its workers despite the number of safety protocols and laws in place intended to protect them. Each construction accident lawyer from our West Palm Beach firm understands this very well. Some types of construction accidents are more common than others and these include:

  •         Falling objects. In a majority of cases, the falling object that causes injury to a worker is a tool but it can also be construction materials or debris. The more floors that are under construction which do not have outside walls in place, the more opportunities for accidents to occur.
  •         Crushed between two surfaces. Large and heavy materials are constantly in motion on construction sites, on the ground as well as from above. When a worker is walking through a construction site, they are at risk of getting caught between two surfaces and getting crushed. For example, they may be caught between a vehicle and a wall.
  •         Falling from a high place. Even on a single-story building construction site, some workers may be on the roof while working and are at risk for falling to the ground. Taller buildings carry additional risk. Falling down a set of stairs can result in a serious or fatal injury. Falling to the ground or to a lower floor on a building can be catastrophic for the worker.

Damages Resulting from Catastrophic Injuries

When a construction worker sustains a catastrophic injury, their damages will likely be extreme. In those scenarios, a fair settlement will be far beyond the scope of workers compensation benefits. However, with the help of a skilled construction accident lawyer from our firm, you may be able to recover your damages. We can file a personal injury claim on your behalf with your employer or the third-party responsible for the accident. We have been very successful in negotiating substantial settlements on behalf of our injured clients. The liable party should be held responsible for paying a settlement that considers your medical and treatment costs, lost income, and pain and suffering if applicable. If they refuse, we can escalate the injury claim to a civil lawsuit if necessary.

If you were injured in a construction accident, call us at the Law Offices of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt to schedule a free and confidential case review with our experienced construction accident lawyer West Palm Beach clients recommend.