Trusted Legal Representation for Your Phoenix Construction Accident Injury
Holding responsible parties accountable for negligent acts on worksites
Most people who work in construction understand the risks involved. They know that one deviation from acceptable safety measures can result in serious injury to themselves and others in the vicinity. Though most construction workers are diligent when it comes to safety procedures, they work in a profession where everyone is under pressure to complete projects faster and cheaper. Unfortunately, safety is sometimes compromised in order to meet these goals. Workers are put in situations where their health and wellbeing is sacrificed to increase corporate profits.
After any serious construction site injury or a tragic on-the-job death in your family, it is essential to seek assistance from an experienced Phoenix construction site injury attorney. Workers’ compensation insurance is only one primary source of financial support — and a thorough investigation may open up the legal option of a third-party lawsuit, with damage amounts that far exceed workers’ compensation limits. The attorneys of Plattner Verderame, P.C. help honest people fight for the justice they deserve.
Construction site fatalities in Phoenix
Every year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration releases information about the number of workers who died or were injured on job sites. In 2015, the most recent year available, “Fatal injuries among construction and extraction occupations rose by 2 percent to 924 cases in 2015—the highest level since 2008.” Laborers, carpenters, electricians, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters all saw increased number of worker fatalities.
As usual, the overwhelming number of these deaths were related to the "Fatal Four”:
- Being struck by an object
- Being crushed or caught in/ caught between objects
The Fatal Four are so-named because they are the top four reasons for worker deaths year after year. Construction workers are the most likely to suffer a fatal accident; in 2015, they represented about 20% of all worker fatalities.
Handling any type of construction site accident
When construction workers are injured on the job site, they often assume that workers’ compensation is the only avenue for financial recovery. Under many circumstances, that is simply not true. Third-party claims may focus on defective equipment or tools, a subcontractor’s negligence on the work site or a general contractor’s failure to provide a safe workplace. Under some circumstances, a third-party case can result in a compensation award that surpasses your possible recovery amount under a workers’ compensation claim.
Our team of talented Phoenix construction accident lawyers has the experience and resources to pursue cases involving:
- Ladder and scaffold accidents
- Injuries caused by falling objects
- Crane accidents
- Trench collapses
- Street and highway worksite injuries
- Construction vehicle accidents
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) violations
- Brain injuries and other severe head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries, including those resulting in paralysis
- Electrocution and electrical burns
- Neck and back injuries
Construction workers are not the only individuals at risk when site accidents occur. Bystanders or other people in the vicinity of the accident can also experience serious injuries from these incidents. A person walking down the sidewalk beside a site may be hit by a falling object or an explosion may send debris flying through the air into a nearby dwelling. Our law firm is ready and able to assist these victims in holding liable parties accountable for their injuries. We understand the complications of construction site cases and know how to accurately identify all responsible parties.
Skilled attorneys who are not afraid of litigation
After a construction site injury or fatality, evidence can disappear quickly — especially if someone involved decides to remove evidence in an effort to protect the company from any liability. You can trust us to focus on fact finding and research in order to provide you with sound legal guidance. The level of injury involved in these accidents is often severe, leaving you or your loved one with significant medical expenses.
We pursue high-level compensation awards that allow you the ability to afford necessary medical treatments and plan for the future. It is common for construction accident victims to require years of medical attention, along with costly treatment and rehabilitation to assist with daily responsibilities. We work with experts who are able to analyze your injuries and provide honest assessments about the financial challenges you will face in the near and distant future. We then use this information to present a comprehensive case that advances your best interests.
While settlements are common, our highly capable trial attorneys are not afraid to litigate your case if it becomes necessary. Our Phoenix construction accident lawyers have a proven track record of presenting aggressive, comprehensive cases in the courtroom. This reputation works in your favor, as insurance companies are more likely to settle cases when they know that the lawyers on the other side are more than prepared for trial.
Types of Cases We Handle
Our attorneys handle a variety of cases, including:
Contact a Phoenix construction accident lawyer today
If you were injured in a construction site accident, it is important to secure legal representation before evidence starts to dissipate. When you retain the services of Plattner Verderame, P.C., we immediately begin a thorough investigation of your case. We handle work-related accident cases on a contingency-fee basis, which means that you won’t owe us anything unless we take your case and earn a settlement or verdict that benefits you. If we can help you recover more than workers’ compensation benefits, we will. Call us at 602-266-2002, or complete our contact form today.