Madison Construction Accident Lawyers
Though many safety regulations are in place to keep construction sites safe, accidents continue to happen and can significantly impact those injured in accidents. Serious injuries are common and can cause severe financial strain on a victim and their families.
Experienced Madison construction accident attorneys can help you ensure that you take the necessary steps to protect yourself and your family after an accident. They can offer professional guidance and insight to help you gain peace of mind and, in most cases, compensation for the damages you endured.
What are Common Accidents in Construction Zones?
There are several ways that accidents can occur on a construction site. Some of the most common are discussed below.
Falls from scaffolding or the side of buildings can occur when workers are not safely harnessed or their equipment falters. Falling from several stories in the air can have serious consequences or even result in death.
Electrical injuries are also a common type of injury on construction sites. Electrocution or burns can occur from faulty wires, causing injuries.
Heavy equipment injuries are common due to the machinery necessary to complete a job. Large loaders, cranes, or semi trucks are all common on construction sites. This heavy equipment can crush a victim, collide with other machinery on the job site, or roll over, causing severe injury.
Falling debris contributes to several injuries on construction sites as well. Workers can be up on scaffolding or the roof of a building, and tools, materials, or other objects can fall onto individuals below, causing severe injuries.
What are Common Types of Damages Pursued in Construction Accidents?
Victims of construction accidents typically pursue damages to return them to “whole” or where they were in life before the accident. If the injuries resulted in death, the families left behind might choose to pursue damages for the financial strain the family now has to endure.
Victims of accidents may choose to pursue damages for the medical costs they obtained to heal their injuries. This can include the cost of immediate medical attention or necessary physical therapy due to the injuries sustained. They may also have permanent disabilities due to the construction accident.
Emotional stress or mental anguish can also cause a significant change in the victim’s life. Fear of returning to a construction site may mean that they no longer perform the same jobs they once did, meaning that they have less earning capacity than before the accident. Compensation can be pursued to help in these situations.
Who is Liable in Construction Accidents?
It depends on where the accident occurred. In some cases, the construction accident happens on personal property, which could mean that person or their insurance company would be liable for damages.
Some accidents occur on the job site, such as a commercial construction site. This can mean that the construction company or the commercial property owner may be liable for the damages and injuries incurred.
In some cases, the sub-contractor or general contractor can also be liable for damages. This depends on the facts surrounding the case. Each case will be different, but in some cases, multiple parties are responsible for damages after an accident.
How Do Attorneys Help in Construction Accidents?
Construction accidents are typically complex in that it can be challenging to determine what happened that caused the injuries. Wisconsin injury attorneys can consult experts that can re-create the specifics of the accident and determine whether safety regulations were being followed adequately, if there was faulty equipment involved, and if the manufacturer is at fault. Thorough investigations will take place to gather details and piece together the facts.
What can make construction accidents unique is that the negotiations for damages are typically held with large companies or teams of professionals that are legally invested in protecting the company rather than having your best interest at heart.
Your attorney will ensure that your best interests and needs are met and that you can get the compensation you deserve for the injuries sustained. Contact our office at (608) 448-6242 to talk with one of our experienced attorneys and learn more about how we can best help you.
Pemberton Personal Injury Law Firm
5609 Medical Cir #4
Madison, WI 53719