Workers who are injured in a construction accident may believe that they can make a workers' compensation claim, but not a negligence claim. This is not always the case. A construction site injury may indeed allow the injured worker to make both a workers' compensation claim and a negligence, or personal injury, claim as well. Ackerman & Falcon has the knowledge and experience to evaluate your construction site injury and is committed to obtaining all compensation available to an injured construction worker under both the workers' compensation and negligence laws.
Most construction sites involve several different companies, and the contractors, subcontractors engineers, safety consultants, foreman, and heavy machinery rental and maintenance companies involved at a construction site all have a potential duty to the workers at the site for their safety. If someone other than you employer is responsible for the conditions or circumstances that caused a construction accident, you may be able to bring a personal injury claim against the responsible party. Ackerman & Falcon can also handle your workers' compensation claim with the goal of helping you obtain quality medical care and receive the full amount of compensation due under the law.
There are many types of construction accidents. Some of the most common are:
- Crane accidents
- Ladder and scaffolding accidents
- Rooftop and ladder falls, and falling objects
- Forklift Accidents
- Defective equipment
- Slip and falls
Construction accidents resulting in serious injury or death often require litigation, as defendants may seek to blame other companies on the site or even the injured worker for causing the accident. Expert witnesses in construction safety or other specialties may be needed to assist in preparing the case for trial, and to testify at trial. Ackerman & Falcon has the skill, knowledge and experience needed to effectively fight for his clients injured in a construction accident, and to obtain fair compensation, including past and future medical expenses and lost income, and pain, suffering and inconvenience, for the victims of these accidents.
If you or are a loved one have been injured as a result of another person's negligence, please call us today at 703-288-1400 or contact Ackerman & Falcon online for a free, no-obligation consultation.