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Construction Accident

Phoenix Construction Accident Lawyer

Construction Accident

Construction sites are rife with hazards. A construction site accident can lead to medical bills, serious injury, and even death. Although construction zones and construction jobs are one of the most dangerous occupations, it is the job of the property owner to provide a safe workplace. 

If you have suffered a construction site injury because of negligence at your job site, then you are entitled to a personal injury claim and legal representation. Phoenix construction employers are legally responsible if you’re injured on the job. 

A free consultation with experienced Phoenix construction accident lawyers can help you hold the construction company liable and understand your rights to workers’ compensation. 

Construction Fatalities

According to the United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), 20% (1,061) of worker fatalities in the private sector in 2019 were in construction. Construction injuries caused one in five worker deaths that year.

The leading causes of worker deaths on construction sites are as follows:

  • Slip and Falls
  • Defective equipment
  • Electrocution
  • Struck by object
  • Caught in-between objects
  • Heavy machinery

These hazards are responsible for the majority of construction site accidents. Sustaining an injury due to the above can lead to a workers’ compensation claim. Don’t worry if you’re unsure whether or not you’re entitled to damages, sit down with a construction accident attorney at Wattel & York for a free consultation right away. 

Hazardous Building

Common Phoenix Construction Accident Injuries

Various accidents occur on construction sites. Consider yourself lucky if you’re one of the construction accident victims with minor damage, such as cuts, lacerations, or mild concussions. Many construction worker accidents can be drastic, leading to life-altering damages such as broken bones or burns. 

Construction site injuries range in severity, from minor injuries (bruising, scratches, shallow cuts, abrasions, lacerations, sprains and strains, broken bones) to major and even life-threatening injuries.  Some of the more serious injuries that can be the result of a construction accident are as follows:

  • Back injuries
  • Burn injuries
  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Eye injuries 
  • Facial fractures
  • Internal bleeding
  • Major head injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Serious concussions

If you’ve experienced any of the above in a Phoenix construction site accident, then contact a construction accident lawyer to discuss financial compensation via accident claim or workers’ compensation benefits. 

It can prove difficult to recover your lost wages and medical bills from an insurance company. Your construction accident lawyer from Wattel & York can help you file a claim and feel confident in your injury case. We have experience in various personal injury practice areas in Phoenix, AZ. Contact us for a free consultation or read on for some of our FAQs on construction accidents. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Phoenix Construction Accidents

If you were injured at the workplace, on a construction site, and your employer negligently violated safety standards, you may seek compensation via an Arizona personal injury lawsuit. It is the duty of your employer to maintain a safe and compliant worksite. The Arizona personal injury law firm of Wattel and York aggressively protects the rights of injured construction workers.

Who is liable in a construction accident?

When a construction accident leads to injury or wrongful death, there are many entities who could be the liable parties in your injury. Arizona law permits victims to file claims against the:

  • Owners of the property or worksite
  • Architects 
  • Contractors involved
  • Engineers
  • Designers
  • Construction managers
  • Manufacturers of the equipment (where an injury is caused by the use of heavy equipment)

When workers sign on for the construction industry, they understand the risks involved, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t get the right to compensation due to negligence at a work site. A violation of acceptable safeguards is dangerous, and workers may be seriously injured. 

Although companies want to get their jobs done quickly, it is never okay to endanger their workers. Suppose you experienced a serious injury or a family member recently died in an Arizona construction accident. In that case, the Phoenix construction accident lawyers at Wattel & York can help you hold the right parties liable.

What are third-party claims?

Building sites can be hazardous. A site manager can survey the entire process of the construction site, but they can’t ensure that everyone always acts safely. As an injured worker, you may be able to bring a third-party suit against other negligent actors in your case, such as subcontractors, general contractors, vendors, or other employees. Third-party claims help accident victims to recover. 

How can workers protect their rights after construction accidents?

If an individual is injured on the job, and the employer failed to use ordinary care by performing an act or omitting to perform an act, that employer was negligent. Negligence occurs if:

  • The employer fails to exercise care that a reasonable person would under the same or similar circumstances
  • The employer acts in a way that an unreasonable person would under the circumstances

When employers act negligently, workers can file a claim. Your Phoenix construction accident lawyer can help you get maximum compensation for the damages in your claim. 

Who can assist construction workers with construction site accidents in Phoenix?

The Arizona personal injury attorneys at Wattel & York are aggressive, successful, and proactive plaintiff’s rights attorneys representing clients in Phoenix, Chandler, Glendale, Tucson, Yuma, and throughout the state. We also have offices in Washington and California. 

When an individual is harmed as a result of the actions of another, the Phoenix construction injury attorneys at Wattel & York believe that the responsible party should be held accountable. Having successfully represented more than 13,000 claims over the years, the Phoenix, AZ construction accident attorneys at Wattel & York have the experience, legal skill, and focus to help you with your claim. 

A construction accident can cause serious injuries, which may cause a person or someone they love substantial medical expenses. We will work for high compensation awards, enabling you to pay for medical care as quickly as you need. To schedule a free consultation, contact our office by calling 866-763-4705 or fill out the internet form.

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