Columbus Construction Accident Attorneys
Workplace injuries are common in many types of employment environments, but the construction industry is virtually unparalleled in terms of the scope and seriousness of workplace injuries. From heavy machinery accidents to exposure to hazardous materials, construction sites pose a multitude of potential dangers to employees, contractors, construction site visitors and even those in the immediate vicinity of a construction site. Construction accidents in Columbus result in well over a hundred thousand people seeking medical treatment each year. Construction sites also are one of leading workplace environments for job related fatalities.
Our experienced Columbus construction accident lawyers at Montlick and Associates recognize the unique challenges that face those who suffer serious injury or wrongful death. Our Columbus construction accident law firm has been providing aggressive representation and advocacy on behalf of construction site accident victims since our law firm was founded almost three decades ago. Construction accidents involve a rapidly changing workplace environment, complex inter-relationships between business entities and challenges in obtaining compensation beyond workers’ compensation benefits. Our Columbus construction accident attorneys assist construction accident victims in navigating these hurdles to obtaining fair compensation for their injuries.
Because of the substantial hazards on a Columbus construction site, there are many entities that may be liable for construction site injuries including heavy equipment rental companies, manufacturers of tools, architect and design firms, general contractors, equipment operators as well as property owners and subcontractors. Sometimes construction companies utilize independent contractor relationships to avoid liability for construction accidents. Our Columbus construction accident lawyers understand the importance of prompt investigation of construction accidents and discovery of the facts in building the best possible strategy for our clients.
While there are many safety regulations and laws including OSHA regulations that are intended to protect those on construction sites, construction sites are chaotic so sometimes regulations get ignored and neglected. The many hazards on Columbus construction sites mean that there are a wide variety of construction accidents that may occur including:
- Collisions involving motor vehicles
- Falls from scaffoldings, ladders and incomplete roofs
- Electrocution accidents involving heavy machinery making contact with overhead power lines
- Heavy equipment with product defects
- Exposure to hazardous substances
- Suffocation and crush injuries from trench collapse accidents
- Explosions and fires
- Confined space accidents
- Slip, Trip and Falls
Columbus construction accidents may cause a wide range of significant injuries that may have a lasting impact on the lives of victims including:
- Injuries to the head or spine
- Fractures or broken bones
- Third degree burns
- Injuries to the spine or brain that cause loss of mobility or sensation
- Amputation of limbs
- Wrongful death
If you have been involved in a construction accident on a Columbus construction site, our experienced Columbus construction accident attorneys may be able to seek workers’ compensation benefits from an employer, which may include income replacement, medical care and permanent disability benefits. We may also be able to identify responsible third parties that may have contributed to a Columbus construction accident. While an employee is typically limited to workers’ compensation benefits against an employer, third parties may be liable for broader damages in a personal injury case. Our Columbus construction accident attorneys often are able supplement workers’ compensation benefits with damages for pain and suffering, impaired quality of life experience, diminished marital relationship and services as well as other damages.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a Columbus construction accident, our experienced Columbus construction accident lawyers at Montlick and Associates are committed to seeking the best possible outcome for our clients. We encourage you to schedule a free consultation because there is absolutely no obligation for us to evaluate your Columbus construction accident claim. No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.