Construction Accident Injury and Wrongful Death Lawyers
We Know What It Takes to Win™ Construction Site Accident Cases
For over 39 years, Montlick & Associates, Injury Attorneys, has aggressively fought for justice on behalf of those who have been injured and families who tragically lost their loved ones in construction accidents. We understand the serious injuries associated with these types of cases as well as the toll they can take on victims and their families, and we fight to maximize our clients’ rights under the law. With billions of dollars recovered for our clients, Our Experience Pays!™*
If you or your family member have been injured in a construction accident, contact Montlick & Associates today for your free consultation.** Contact us Nationwide, 24/7 at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333), or by simply dialing #WIN (#946) from your cellphone. You may also visit us at Montlick.com and contact us through our Free Case Evaluation Form or Free 24-hour live chat.
Common Types of Construction Accidents
Construction workers face daily risks in their jobs, as they engage in significant heavy lifting, operate dangerous machinery, work at high elevations, and engage in other inherently unsafe activities. When appropriate safety steps are not taken on job sites, these workers battle even higher risks, exposing themselves to potentially severe injuries and death.
Construction workers continue to represent a disproportionate number of annual workplace fatalities in the United States. In 2018, more than 21 percent of U.S. worker fatalities involved construction, according to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Close to 4,800 workers died on the job in 2018, including 1,008 construction workers.
The majority of construction fatalities in the U.S. are caused by one of the following types of accidents:
- Caught-in/between (accidents involving a worker caught in or between equipment, objects, structures, or materials)
These accidents, named the “Fatal Four” in the construction industry, accounted for more than half of all U.S. construction fatalities in 2018. Broken down further, falls claimed the lives of 338 people in 2018, representing 33.5 percent of all construction deaths. Struck-by-object accidents accounted for 112 construction fatalities, representing slightly more than 11 percent of all construction deaths. Electrocutions caused 86 deaths or 8.5 percent of construction fatalities, and caught-in-between accidents led to 55 deaths or 5.5 percent of construction fatalities.
OSHA estimates that if Fatal Four accidents could be eliminated, 591 construction workers’ lives would be saved every year. When these accidents do not lead to a worker’s death, they often result in severe injuries. Our attorneys advocate for injured workers and families who have lost loved ones to tragic and preventable construction accidents.
Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury Lawsuits
Following a construction accident, and depending on applicable state law construction accident victims are often entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Others are able to pursue personal injury claims against negligent individuals or companies who are responsible. In fact, in some cases, accident victims can simultaneously pursue both. However, both types of claims operate differently and involve different potential compensation for the worker and his or her family.
Most companies in the country, subject to state law and normally dependent on the number of employees, are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. The steps involved in a workers’ compensation claim can vary by state, including the time window in which the injury must be reported to the employer as well as when the claim must be filed.
Potential Compensation for Construction Accident Injuries
In cases when our clients sustain injuries at the construction site caused by someone else's negligence, our attorneys pursue all types of compensation to which our clients are entitled by law. Our attorneys have recovered the following types of damages, among others:
- Past, present and future medical expenses
- Past, present and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of consortium (if applicable)
- Punitive damages, depending on the egregiousness of the defendant’s conduct
Workers injured on the job, depending on applicable state law as well as whether their employers carry workers' compensation insurance, can generally make claims to recover compensation regardless of fault under the state's Workers' Compensation system. In such instances, injury victims and their families can claim benefits, including:
- Medical expenses, including medications
- A portion of lost wages
- Disability payments
- Death benefits (in the tragic case of a work-related death)
Our attorneys can examine the facts and circumstances of what happened to you as well as advise you on what steps are necessary to protect your rights. We examine all avenues of recovery, and it is important to remember that depending on the circumstances as well as applicable law, our attorneys are able to pursue both types of claims on behalf of our construction injury clients.
Contact Montlick & Associates Today!
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a construction accident, contact Montlick & Associates today for your free consultation.** Contact us Nationwide, 24/7 at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333), or by simply dialing #WIN (#946) from your cellphone. You may also visit us at Montlick.com and contact us through our Free Case Evaluation Form or Free 24-hour live chat.
*Dollars recovered are cumulative and not indicative of individual case results. Each case is unique. Results depend on the facts and applicable law.
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