New Mexico Construction Accident Lawyer

Workers on construction sites are exposed to great danger potential daily, even though most sites follow strict health and safety rules. In the United States the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is responsible for setting and enforcing standards concerning workplace safety and health. Unfortunately, not all precautions stop accidents from happening. Despite the safety precautions that are mandated by law on construction sites, and which reputable construction employers strive to provide, millions of people fall victim to injury, harm, and sometimes death caused by accidents on a construction site. That's why it's important for any worker who has sustained an on-the-job injury to consult with a construction accident attorney.

Approximately 6% of United States workers work in the construction industry, but construction workers account for 20% of workplace fatalities the largest number of fatalities reported for any industry sector. Construction site accidents are caused by various reasons, of course, but may include negligence of other site workers, mistakes and negligence caused by those under the influence of alcohol or drugs, defective machinery, or inappropriate behavior of other site workers. Other injuries may be the result of defective scaffolding, forklifts, or other machinery, falling loads, falling structures, or equipment malfunction.

Some of the most common construction accidents include sprains and/or strains, bruises, contusions, cuts, lacerations, heat burns, dismemberment, carpal tunnel syndrome, fractures, and tendinitis. Though most of these construction accidents are not fatal, they can cause injury and inconvenience that can lead to long-term unemployment. If an individual who is employed behind a desk has one of these injuries, it may not affect them as much as it would a construction worker, whose body is their tool.

If you have been injured in a workplace accident, it's in your best interest to contact a construction accident attorney as soon as possible. These attorneys have the experience and the expertise necessary to handle your case and present it in the best possible light, so that you can receive the compensation to which you are entitled. By following the protocols put in place by workers' compensation and personal injury law, the attorney can ensure that a worker is duly compensated for any illness, injury, pain and suffering, disability or time lost due to a construction site accident.

Furthermore, it's important to contact a lawyer before you speak with your insurance company's claims adjuster. Adjusters are trying to delay the processing of your claim, or pay the minimum possible amount on your claim, so they will try many nefarious tricks in order to prevent you from speaking with an attorney. They may also try to get you to make a statement, which could damage your case. Don't speak with anyone from your employer's insurance company until you've had a consultation with a lawyer who specializes in workers' compensation and personal injury law.

It also happens that non-employees can be injured as the result of negligence or accident on a construction job site. If this has happened to you, you may have a claim as well. Contact an experienced construction accident lawyer, who can advise you as to the feasibility of a personal-injury settlement.

Whether you were working on a job site, or were an innocent bystander who was unfortunately injured on a construction scene, you need qualified legal expertise to help you in your fight for justice. New Mexico construction accident attorneys can provide that expertise, so contact one as soon as possible after your accident.


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