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Construction work accounts for a significant number of lost-time injuries, serious injuries, disabling injuries, and fatal accidents. If you have been hurt at a construction site or remodeling job as a result of someone else's negligence or if you believe you have a wrongful death claim for the loss of a family member, contact a personal injury attorney or law firm.

For the most part, employees are unable to sue employers for negligence.  Workers compensation benefits in most states are often the sole and exclusive remedy for an injured worker against an employer or co-employee.  However, if you are injured as the result of someone else's negligence, you may have a claim.  A good lawyer may be able to settle out of court or file a suit against any other third party who caused injury or death to a construction worker.

To make a successful personal injury claim at a construction site the attorney must identify a potential defendant other than the employer or a co-employee whose negligence caused or contributed to your injuries, damages and losses.  It is often difficult or impossible to make a claim "up the ladder" against a general contractor or developer. The defendant will usually be another subcontractor, a homeowner, a supplier, a manufacturer, or even a negligent driver.

A good personal injury attorney will pay attention to detail.  The preservation and presentation of your evidence can make the difference between a successful claim and a losing lawsuit.

Injuries seen at the worksite are often very serious and may include burns, spinal cord injury, brain damage, broken bones or even wrongful death.  It is important to hire an attorney promptly to preserve and maintain critical evidence that could be lost with delay.  Ultimately, a successful recovery will depend on establishing liability on another entity or worker and proving damages.  Because of the number of people in and out of construction sites, evidence is often lost or destroyed.  In a construction accident or even a workers compensation injury case the out of pocket losses and other damages are more easily identifiable.  The difficulty comes in establishing liability since the construction site is constantly being improved with the goal toward completion.  For this reason it is important to document everything possible with pictures and even by notifying OSHA.

Often claims can be made against other independent contractors or subcontractors working on a different portion of the project.  A personal injury attorney can represent injured roofers, electricians, general contractors, carpentry workers, framers, equipment operators, landscapers, general laborers and anyone else injured at a construction site. They can also represent highway workers, construction crews and flaggers injured by negligence or negligent drivers.

This website is not meant to serve as legal advice of any kind and is only intended for informational, educational, and entertainment purposes only. As Personal Injury Law varies from state to state we recommend you seek legal advice from an attorney or law firm in your state. The information used on this website is copyrighted and used with permission by Dallas Norton, Esq. Denver's Personal Injury Attorney serving personal injury victims in Denver Metro Area and all of Colorado