Q. How many construction accidents happen every year in the United States?
A. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there are approximately 150,000 construction site accidents annually. The BLS reports that in 2005, almost 2,000 construction workers were fatally injured in construction accidents and an estimated one in ten construction worker suffers an injury every year.
Q. How are construction workers being injured?
A. Construction sites are filled with potentially dangerous conditions, which if not managed or maintained properly can result in a tragic incident. Some of the most common types of construction accident are falls. Of the nearly 2,000 construction workers that are killed each year, one-third of these deaths are related to a construction site fall. Additional types of construction accidents, include crane accidents, electrical accidents, trench collapses, welding accidents, brazing accidents, nail gun accidents, fork lift accidents, compressor accidents, dumpster accidents, and fires and explosions.
Q. I was injured in a Fresno construction accident. Can I receive help for my injury costs?
A. If you were injured while on the job, you may be able to collect additional financial compensation outside of workers’ compensation. If a third party, such as a sub-contractor, construction site vendor or supplier contributed to your injuries, you may be able to file a personal injury claim. Keep in mind; if you do receive a settlement from a third party, workers’ compensation may be able to recover some or all of the benefits they have already paid you. Consult a Fresno personal injury attorney after your accident. A lawyer familiar with construction accident law will be able to determine if filing a personal injury claim is within your legal options.
Q. What types of damages are recoverable in a construction accident case?
A. The types of damages recoverable in a construction accident include past, current and future medical expenses, lost earnings due to missed time at work, shortened life expectancy, vocational rehabilitation, and pain and suffering. In cases where the court believes the actions of the wrongdoer to be particularly malicious, punitive damages may be awarded.
Q. How can a Fresno construction accident attorney help me?
A. In addition to navigating through an extraordinarily complex area of law with ease, a Fresno construction accident attorney with an aggressive litigation background and a track record of success can recover up to four times more compensation than an inexperienced lawyer. A reputable attorney will make sure the right experts our hired to assist the case and further their goal – full and fair compensation for clients’ damages.
Q. How much does it cost to hire a Fresno construction accident attorney?
A. In California, almost all personal injury lawyers offer a no recovery, no fee guarantee. This guarantee means that you will not have to pay any legal fess if compensation cannot be won. If compensation is recovered, the client will not have to pay any fees until they receive a settlement. Contact a Fresno personal injury attorney today to learn more about a no recovery, no fee guarantee.