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Construction Accident

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Construction Accident

Construction sites are rife with hazards. According to the United States Department of LaborOccupational Safety & Health Administration:

  • Out of 4,206 worker fatalities in private industry in 2010, 774, or 18% were in construction
  • The leading causes of worker deaths on construction sites:
  • Slip and Falls
  • Electrocution
  • Struck by object
  • Caught in-between
  • These were responsible for nearly 3 out of five (56%) construction worker deaths in 2010

If you were injured at the workplace, on a construction site, and your employer negligently violated safety standards, you may seek compensation in 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.


  1. Scaffolding
  2. Fall protection
  3. Hazard communication standard
  4. Respiratory protection
  5. Control of hazardous energy
  6. Electrical, wiring methods
  7. Powered industrial trucks
  8. Ladders
  9. Electrical systems design
  10. Machine guarding

Construction accidents can result in many different types of minor and major injuries.  These injuries that are caused by construction accidents can range in severity, all the way from very minor injuries (bruising, scratches, shallow cuts, abrasions, lacerations, sprains and strains, broken bones) to much more major and even life threatening injuries.  Some of the more serious injuries that can be the result of a construction accident are as follows:


When 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, the employer was negligent. Negligence occurs when:

  • The employer fails to exercise reasonable care that a reasonably careful person would under the same or similar circumstances, or, when
  • The employer acts in a way that a reasonable person would not act under the circumstances

For example, if you were working on the construction job and your employer was aware that there were live, dangerous dangling wires but failed to take ordinary action – in this case fixing the problem by cutting off the electrical source, as well as cordoning off the area so that workers would not go near the wires and place their lives at risk – and if you were injured by those live wires, you would clearly have a case of negligence to pursue. Why?

  • In short, because the employer has a duty to his or her employees to keep the property safe.
  • By not taking action, the employer violated the duty
  • As a result of the employer’s violation of the duty, construction injuries resulted
  • Finally, if the injury was something that was a reasonably foreseeable result, or consequence of the actions act or failure to act


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, our Phoenix injury attorneys a Wattel & York believe that the responsible party should be held accountable. Having successfully represented more than 13,000 claims over the years, Phoenix, AZ construction accident attorneys Wattel & York have the experience, legal skill and focus to help you in your claim. To schedule a complimentary consultation, contact our office by calling 877-572-4143 or fill out the internet form.

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“Amazing people, they had my claim for about a week before they were able to get my truck totaled out. Otherwise I would have been stuck with a truck that had heavy front end damage if they hadn’t stepped in to help me. I tried to deal with my insurance company myself for over a month and that got me nowhere, all I got was a massive headache and a messed up truck. They are very professional and act quickly on your claim. I highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for help.”

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“I was in an accident and decided to call Wattel and York. After months of going to a Chiropractor, I finally felt better. When it came time for settlement, the insurance company was making an offer I wanted to accept, Mr. Wattel advised against it and felt the insurance company was shortchanging me. He recommended I file a lawsuit and that will get them to cave. Well, Dave filed suit, and sure enough, the insurance company increased their offer by $4,000! I am very satisfied with how my case was handled.”

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“Wattel & York were flat out outstanding with my personal injury case. They made the process painless and kept in constant communication throughout the entire time. Any questions I might’ve had were promptly answered and detail oriented. They gave me crucial advice that I would’ve otherwise not been aware of. I couldn’t have asked for more from them. Put your trust in these guys, you won’t be disappointed. Thanks Wattel & York.”

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“Thank you so much for all your hard work on our behalf! Thinking I could handle it on my own, I was originally reluctant to take my accident claim to an attorney. But I am SO glad I called you instead. Your people were always helpful, pleasant and responsive at every step along the way. You represented us with honesty and integrity and made a traumatic experience as painless as it could be. And best of all, you helped us get a settlement that was fair and far more than I could ever have negotiated on my own! I highly recommend Wattel &York to anyone who has suffered a personal injury.”

Cathy M.

“I was the passenger in a vehicle that was 'T- Boned' at an intersection in 2014. The issues of responsibility and recovery became a difficult and convoluted confusion. I really needed help. This Team at Wattel and York walked me patiently and encouragingly through difficult months, sorting through issues and finally arriving at a satisfactory conclusion. I especially want to name two great and encouraging "warriors" of Wattel and York who directed me along the way..Brian Torba and Melissa Patterson..to them and the whole team I say "Thank You" with heart felt gratitude. Sincerely, God Bless You.”

Robert G.

“Honesty. Integrity. Transparency. Partnership. Wattel & York brought all of these qualities and more to my accident case. I'd love to thank all of the team members who helped me with the process: David Guzman, who conducted the initial interview in my home, Aly Shomar-Esparza, who seamlessly guided me through paperwork and filings, Debbie Harrach, who conducted final review, paperwork revisions and scheduling, and Thomas Grisoni, who counseled me before and attended my deposition. I never felt alone during the arduous process and always knew there was a professional team looking out for my best interest. I highly recommend Wattel & York if you are unfortunately involved in an accident that was not your fault.”

Russ W.

“I was a passenger in a car that got t-boned a few years ago and got a huge gash. I didn't know a lot about lawyers, so I basically just picked one on the flip of a coin. I called Wattel and York and they explained everything, I went into the office and filled out paperwork. Got treatment on my gash over the time I worked with them, glad I did as it opened back up a couple times and bled. They did really good, got me the maximum amount of money, and made sure I was well taken care of. I was updated from time to time so that was good. The only thing I might change is I never got to thank or talk to my lawyer. I think it was because I was already used to dealing with the lady at their Glendale office so they just kept her as my point of contact. So it's okay, I'll thank them with a good review. The last thing I could say about them is months after I thought my case was over they called me and said they had another check for me for a few hundred dollars. Apparently, they negotiated with the hospital I went to after the accident. It was a nice surprise and shows they really had my interests in mind.”

Trent B.

“Wattel & York has been great for me in the past few years. I was involved in a really bad accident while I was on Active Duty in Yuma, Arizona and they have been patient with me every step of the way through a very long process. I would recommend them to anyone thank you for all your help.”

Levy G.

“Appreciate David taking the time to speak with me. He was most kind. From the front line with the receptionist, to him, the firm was a class act all the way around.”

Claire B.

“Dave Wattel represented me and my son on a Personal Injury case from a motor vehicle accident back in 2009. Jake P. handled my deposition and Dave did the Quarterbacking. The insurance company hired NFL referee Ed Hochuli's firm to try and deny our claim. But Wattel & York made it look as easy as Tom Brady on the football field. The result was more than acceptable and my son and I were compensated for our injuries and rehabilitation. Dave Wattel cares about his clients. If I ever find myself in a situation like this again, Wattel & York will be on speed dial!!”

Vince C.

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