Construction Accidents and Injured Workers' Rights
Despite strict state and federal safety regulations, construction sites continue to be the scene of accidents that result in serious injuries and fatalities.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more workers die in construction accidents than in any other type of work. While construction accident fatalities dropped from 1,239 to 1,178 in 2007, the decrease in fatal accidents was attributed mainly to the reduction in construction-related employment.
The attorneys at Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder, PC, represent clients who suffered serious injuries in work site and construction accidents, including those caused by:
- Crane accidents
- Trench collapses
- Electrical injuries
- Power tool injuries
- Falls from roofs, ladders or scaffolding
- Scaffolding collapses
- Toxic chemicals or fumes
Our lawyers recently obtained $13.5 million in a settlement for a 27-year-old man who was injured while working at an industrial site. When an industrial cable snapped, equipment fell and struck him in the face. He suffered loss of vision in both eyes, multiple facial and skull fractures, loss of his sense of smell, partial loss of his sense of taste, and chronic pain.
More Than Workers' Comp
Many people who sustain job site injuries assume that workers' compensation is the only financial compensation they are eligible to receive. That can be a costly assumption. If the accident was caused by someone other than your employer or a co-worker, you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim in addition to workers' compensation.
If you were injured on the job, it is important to have your case reviewed by an attorney who understands construction and work site accidents. Our lawyers know how to analyze an on-the-job accident case, how to identify all potential sources of liability, and how to maximize the amount of money you receive for the damages you have suffered.
If you or a family member were injured in a construction accident, please contact our law firm as soon as possible to arrange a free consultation and case evaluation. From offices in Bridgeport, Danbury and New Haven, Connecticut, our personal injury lawyers represent injured workers throughout the state.