Alabama Construction Accident Lawyer

The construction industry is one of the most hazardous business sectors in the United States. Even if an employer has the best intentions and does everything possible to protect its employees from injury, there will always be an element of danger at a construction site. With its heavy machinery, heights and scaffolding, vehicles, tools and ever changing conditions, a job site has some inherent hazards. Unfortunately, every year millions of people are injured or harmed, or sometimes even killed, due to accidents on a construction site.

In the United States the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sets and enforces standards concerning workplace safety and health. Unfortunately, not all precautions stop accidents from happening. Yet the incorporation of valid safety practices and preventative measures does not always prove to be successful. One out of every ten construction workers is injured each year, and the construction industry accounts for a staggering 20% of workplace fatalities.
There are several steps to take after a workplace accident occurs. The first step, of course, is to seek medical attention. Even if your injury does not seem particularly serious, it's still important to have it evaluated to establish the accident as a cause of any future complications which might arise. You should also notify your employer of the accident. You can usually do this right at the hospital while you are waiting to be seen. Lastly, you will want to contact a qualified Alabama construction accident attorney in order to protect your legal rights and help you get all the compensation you deserve.

Anyone injured on a construction site, be it an employee or bystander, must first establish liability for their accident. The person(s) liable could be your employer, another worker at the site, a contractor, or the manufacturer depending on your case. The companies insuring the site, as well as the suppliers, contractor and subcontractors may all share liability for an accident on the job site. This is where an attorney comes in handy, because your lawyer will be able to determine who is held responsible based upon the facts provided and the circumstances surround the accident.

Answering the question of liability may require an investigation of the facts surrounding the incident. Your attorney will gather and interview witnesses, review safety procedures, and have all equipment examined. The injury itself is also assessed in order to resolve the issue of damages. The time and effort involved is often too much for an accident victim to handle alone.

An Alabama construction accident attorney is also familiar with local, state, and federal laws governing personal injury law. They not only know how to answer the question of liability, but also how to sift through the tiers of subsidiaries to uncover the true company ownership. The construction accident attorney is therefore able to name a defendant in order to proceed with a lawsuit.

The construction accident lawyer gathers and reviews the evidence, then uses it to determine a case of action for the claim. He or she determines whether there is a case against the employer, or if a workers compensation claim must be filed. He or she may also use the evidence gathered to induce a fair settlement from the defendants, therefore avoiding a lengthy trial and legal expenses.

When someone is injured, whether that person a worker or a pedestrian, legal action can result in the awarding of compensation. Some of the most serious personal injuries are that of construction accidents. In facts statistics show there are tens of thousands of accidents which occur on a work site that result in serious injury and wrongful death each year. These types of injuries can result in amputations, broken bones, head, neck and back injuries.

If you've been injured on a construction site, whether as a worker or a non-employee, be sure to consult with an Alabama construction accident attorney. They can maximize your benefits and damages, while ensuring that your rights are protected.


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