Construction accidents are among the most dangerous when it comes to the number of catastrophic injuries and deaths. The emotional, physical and financial fallout from these accidents often affect victims and their families for the rest of their lives. If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident, we can help. Call Hanson & Mouri today for a free consultation.
OSHA has identified the 4 leading causes of wrongful deaths in the construction industry. Out of a total of 4,674 worker fatalities in private industry in a recent year, 20.7% (971) were the result of construction accidents. This means that effectively 1 in 5 worker deaths that year were in construction, making it the leading cause of worker deaths in the private sector.
There are four types of construction accidents which were responsible for more than half of construction worker deaths in 2017. Eliminating the following types of accidents would save almost 600 lives a year in the U.S.
Workers compensation is designed to assist workers that have been injured, need medical treatment, and are unable to perform their work duties. In many instances, however, these benefits are not substantial enough to cover your losses. At Hanson & Mouri, our experienced Riverside premise liability attorneys will immediately determine if your case involves a third-party liability. If a third party is found to be liable, additional damages can be pursued through an injury claim or lawsuit. In many cases this can be a subcontractor, equipment manufacturer, or any individual or business whose negligence contributed to your injuries.
Amidst all of the confusion and hardship that can arise after suffering a construction accident injury, you may be wondering whether or not to hire a workers compensation lawyer to handle your case and help you deal with any involved insurance company. Having an experienced Riverside personal injury attorney at your side can improve your chances of recovering workers compensation and other losses in addition to reducing or eliminating the paperwork and hassle that you and your family must deal with during this trying time. The settlement that may be offered to you by insurance companies is likely not in your best interests. You may face serious financial losses and a decrease in the quality of life if you accept an offer that does not reflect the true extent of your damages.
If you are currently coping with a construction accident injury caused by negligence in the workplace, do not delay in speaking with experienced legal counsel from our law firm to find out about your legal options. Contact Hanson & Mouri today for a free case evaluation.