Renton Construction Accident Attorney
Construction sites are known as one of the most dangerous places to work, and for good reason. Working at heights, in trenches, with toxic chemicals, dangerous machinery, around electricity, and other hazards it comes as no surprise that thousands of injuries and many fatalities happen on construction sites around the country every year. In Renton, people injured on construction sites have the Injury Law Group NW to zealously advocate for their needs after an accident. To learn more, call or contact a Renton construction accident attorney at our office today to schedule a free consultation.
Common Types of Construction Accidents
The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) identified the top four most common accidents that cause construction site fatalities as falls, struck by accidents, caught in/between accidents, and electrocutions; however, there are many other types of common construction site accidents that have the potential to cause serious injury. These common construction accidents include the following:
- Crane and hoist accidents,
- Slip and fall accidents,
- Repetitive stress injuries,
- Gas leaks, fires, and explosions,
- Forklift accidents,
- Trench accidents,
- Elevator shaft accidents,
- Machinery accidents, and
- Exposure to hazardous chemicals or toxins.
Compensation for Construction Accidents
Calculating compensation after a construction site injury is critical for the wellbeing of injury victims and their loved ones. Bills can accumulate quickly after an accident, especially when the injuries are serious enough to result in missing work. Compensation for injuries caused by construction site accidents includes all economic and noneconomic damages inflicted on the victim. Economic, or special, damages cover all out of pocket costs paid by the victim. This includes present and future medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and the loss of future income and benefits. Noneconomic damages provide compensation for the victim’s pain and suffering, emotional distress, disfigurement, disability, and the loss of enjoyment of life.
In fatal construction accidents, the family of the deceased can also seek compensation from those responsible in the form of a wrongful death claim. Wrongful death damages compensate the victim’s loved ones for any final medical bills, wage loss, funeral and burial costs, and for the loss of the victim’s love, companionship, support, and guidance.
How an Attorney Can Help
Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney after a construction site accident ensures that someone is looking out for your best interests during your recovery. Lawyers know all of the tricks that insurance companies use to try and mitigate or eliminate claims for damages. An attorney handles all communication and negotiation with the insurers and will not settle for anything less than the full and fair value of the case. A lawyer can protect an injury victim’s job and prevent retaliation for filing a personal injury claim, and if necessary, they can take the case to trial in order to get the compensation that is deserved.
Talk to Our Office Now
Have you or someone you know been injured on a construction site in the Renton area? If so, a knowledgeable Renton Construction Accident Attorney at the Injury Law Group NW have the experience you need for your case. Call the office or contact us now to schedule a free evaluation of your injury claims.