CONSTRUCTION INJURIES – WORKERS AND OTHER BYSTANDERS
Waterbury Construction Accident Lawyer
If you have been injured in a construction accident, you may need legal representation in order to claim your workers’ compensation benefits to the fullest. The Moynahan Law Firm of Waterbury, Connecticut understands the dangers of working in construction and we know how to navigate the statutory and legal principles that apply to construction litigation here in Connecticut. We are experienced when it comes to worker’s compensation and personal injury and we want to help you.
Many people have careers in construction. Working in these construction environments is physically demanding and involves complex, large machinery. Not to mention, the work can be stimulating and very fast-paced. With this work, comes danger and possible injury, and even death.
According to Construct Connect, “The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently released their 2015 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) and the construction industry once again topped the list with 937 worker deaths” It is important to note that these statistics represent worker deaths and does not include non-fatal injuries and other construction accidents. The amount of employee injuries in total (fatal and non-fatal) is monumental.
Construction injuries include but are not limited to:
- Crush Injuries (eg: run over by vehicle or machinery)
- Falls (ladders, cranes, roofs, etc.)
- Falling objects
- Defective Equipment
- Heavy Machinery
- Lead Exposure
If you have suffered a construction injury on the job (with qualifying conditions), you are entitled to worker’s compensation. Workers’ compensation pays for hospital and medical expenses that are necessary to diagnose and treat your injuries. It also includes disability payments while you are unable to work.
It is the goal of our construction accident attorney is to see that injured workers are treated fairly and receive all benefits they are entitled to. As such, our attorney’s primary focus is in ensuring our clients receive the right medical care for their injury; payment of related medical bills; lost wage compensation when applicable; compensation for permanent injuries; and, job retraining when necessary.
You may also be able to pursue compensation or for personal injury if your work site’s safety regulations were not followed. A general contractor or site manager can be held liable if he or she was negligent or responsible for safety at the project. Learn more about construction injuries from our resource center.
Construction Liability and Negligence
In addition, a general contractor or owner of the construction project may also be liable to innocent bystanders who are injured while on the construction site. Because you are a bystander and not an employee injured on the job, you would file a personal injury suit. You would have to prove that your injuries were caused by the negligence of the construction workers or the site manager.
If you have been injured, our team can help you bring a personal injury lawsuit against the contractor in charge of the site, the insurance company, and all other responsible parties involved.