Far too often, as Phoenix personal injury attorneys, we see wounded, even permanently impaired, Arizona construction workers who never avail themselves of their rights under the personal injury system. Many construction site accidents are caused by other subcontractors or workers at the jobsite who fail to follow OSHA standards and other laws related to workplace safety. Disregarding acceptable standards of caution in a construction trade, and causing injury to someone else, often opens the floodgates for claims to be made in addition to workers’ compensation. This happens without forfeiting any available rights pertaining to the workers’ compensation claim. Personal injury claims are made in addition to, not instead of, the workers’ compensation claim.
It is important not to allow the type of construction accident that has occurred to get in the way of a proper analysis. There is no restriction that dictates which types of construction accident allow personal injury claims to be brought. That’s why it’s vital to find a skilled attorney to review a claim and see if more compensation can be sought outside of workers’ compensation.
At Breyer Law Offices, our Peoria construction site injury lawyers know that construction site accidents include trench accidents, defective scaffolds, falls from different heights, injuries due to collapsing floors or collapsing walls, electricity and electrical issues that have not been diligently addressed, injuries related to the use of heavy equipment, crane accidents, falling equipment, and any number of different types of accidents. Jobsites include many moving parts. Even when all workers are doing their jobs responsibly, there is no guarantee that injuries will not occur. However, it’s also true that many injuries come about because one subcontractor simply disregarded the safety of others and failed to act to ensure that conditions were safe when he or she left the construction site.
If you have been injured in a construction site accident, the skilled attorneys at Breyer Law Offices, P.C., are available to answer any questions that you may have. We understand that there is much to consider after being injured at work and that you have already endured many challenges. We are here to help. Contact us today for a no-obligation, free consultation.