Skip to main content

What if I suffered a workers' comp construction injury?

Posted by attorney Mitchell Sexner

Workers employed by the construction industry face some of the most dangerous working conditions compared to other workers in any employment situation. Potential hazards are everywhere. In response, many regulations, ordinances and statutes have been enacted the federal, state and local governments intended to offer injury protection for workers. In conjunction with safety precautions and industry-wide standards, these laws usually do a very admirable job of keeping workers safe from injury. But unfortunately injuries still occur. Sometimes when such accidents happen they are the result of the negligent or reckless acts of uncaring companies. Other times, they occur despite the very best intentions of concerned employers.

But regardless of how and why these construction injuries happen, experienced attorneys such as those affiliated with Mitchell S. Sexner & Associates LLC offer their assistance to injured workers across the state, resulting in many millions of dollars have been collected for injured clients and their families. Attorneys will generally focus on cases involving serious injury and wrongful death due to construction accidents including:

  • Inadequate Barricades
  • Scaffolding collapse / failure
  • Nail Gun Injuries
  • Safety violations
  • Electrocution Accidents
  • Toxic exposure to asbestos / chemicals
  • Serious falls
  • Forklift, Heavy Equipment and Back Hoe Accidents
  • Building collapse
  • Defective machinery / equipment
  • Power Line Injuries
  • Backhoe, Conveyor, Crane Boiler,, Scaffolding, Ladder, Winch, Scraper, Grater and Derrick Accidents
  • Explosions / Fires
  • Repetitive motion injuries
  • Moving / falling debris or machinery
  • Trench or trenching collapse
  • Highway Vehicle Accidents
  • Falling objects
  • Welding Accidents
  • Explosions
  • Compressed Gas Accidents
  • OSHA violations
  • Builder Neglect
  • Defective materials
  • Boiler Accidents

Workers' compensation attorneys are experienced not only dealing with typical construction site accidents, but with liability issues that occur when multiple contractors are on the same job site. When many contractors are involved, they will often point fingers at one another and this adds complexity to the case. We understand the relationship between the workers compensation laws and third party liability issues involving the general contractor, equipment leasing, equipment manufacturers and the project owner.

Additional resources provided by the author

If you or a family member has suffered a accident or injury, we urge you to contact an experienced attorney. Such an attorney will carefully evaluate your case and explain the legal options available to you at no charge.

Author of this guide:

Was this guide helpful?