Ohio Construction Accident Lawyer

Construction sites can be full of dangerous hazards, even if there are comprehensive safety measures in place. Every day, construction accidents injure workers and bystanders, leading to personal injury lawsuits and workers' compensation lawsuits. For employees, the cause of your injury will dictate whether you sue outside of the workers' compensation system.

There are often several parties working on the same construction site, including engineers, architects, contractors and construction crews. If you are injured due to the negligence of a party other than your employer, you may be able to sue for personal injury. It is important that you promptly contact a construction accident attorney to review your case. The sooner you can involve an attorney, the better off your case may be.

Construction site accidents are caused by various reasons, which 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 the site itself. Defective scaffolding or forklifts, the improper use of scaffolding or forklifts, falling loads due to improper handling, materials left around which could cause tripping or falling, falling structures, or harm caused by equipment can all be the cause of construction site injuries.

The person(s) liable could be your employer, another worker at the site, a contractor, or the manufacturer, depending on your case. A lawyer will be able to determine who is held responsible based upon the facts provided and the circumstances surrounding the accident.

It is common for construction site accidents to fall under the workers' compensation system. In order for the injury to fall outside the workers' compensation umbrella, the contracted employer, such as the architect, agrees to be responsible for workplace safety through their signed contract. In this case, the architect could be sued for failing to uphold their duty to you, the employee.

When you file for workers' compensation, your employer's insurance company will either accept your claim or issue a denial. It is not uncommon to have part or all of your claim denied. You should contact an attorney immediately, before you speak to the insurance company or anyone else. If you are a passerby who is injured due to the negligence of any party working on a construction site, you have the right to sue to recover damages. Injury to a non-worker can be caused by a piece of machinery or material falling outside the actual site, or by tripping over debris left on the sidewalk during a construction project. In these instances, you could be entitled to medical costs, lost wages and permanent disability payments. You will want to find a construction accident lawyer to discuss your case. Having a lawyer who is experienced in construction site accidents can be a valuable asset for your case.

Lawsuits can be long and very involved prospects. It is possible that you may have to wait years before you will see any money, if you win. Even if you cannot afford an attorney, most personal injury lawyers will take your case on contingency so you pay nothing up front and you pay nothing unless they win your case. You will pay a percentage of your award when you win to cover the cost of your attorney's fees and costs. Find the right construction accident lawyer with the right experience to fight for you because you deserve to be compensated for your injuries and losses.

Contact an Ohio construction accident lawyer attorney in order to start your fight for the compensation you deserve.


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