Construction sites are some of the most dangerous places to work. Even if every precaution is being taken, there are multiple ways in which an accident and injury can occur. Inadequately secured scaffolding, heavy machinery and falling objects all pose serious threats to those in or around construction sites. Many times, construction accidents result from the negligence of employers, general contractors and property owners who don’t make an effort to ensure the work site is safe.
Proving negligence in these injury cases can be very difficult. You need an experienced construction accident attorney in your corner. For more than 60 years, the Frickey Law Firm has protected the rights of injury victims. Call us today at 303-237-7373 for a complimentary consultation. We serve Denver, Boulder, Lakewood and nearby communities in Colorado.
Common Types of Construction Accidents
You can walk through Denver, Boulder or Lakewood on any given day and see construction sites that are bustling with activity. While there is an inherent element of danger in every construction site, that doesn’t mean injuries should ever be expected or acceptable.
Unfortunately, many construction site accidents lead to injuries caused by:
- Slip and falls
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Defective equipment
- Being struck by an object
- Structural collapse
- Scaffold or ladder injuries
- Barricade accidents
- Falls from heights
These injuries can be devastating, and often prohibit workers from continuing in their construction careers. Full and fair compensation is crucial in these cases.
Compensation in Construction Accident Cases
Although workers’ compensation laws prevent you from filing a lawsuit against your employer, you may be able to file a claim against other parties who shared responsibility for your accident, and seek compensation above and beyond your work comp benefits, including:
- Medical expense
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- End of life costs in a wrongful death claim
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Third Party Construction Accidents
Construction sites are hives of activity, involving a number of contractors, sub contractors, engineers, project managers, drivers and more. In many instances, injured parties settle for far less than they deserve because they don’t understand the complicated nature of determining liability in construction accidents.
It’s important to realize that you can receive workers’ compensation from your employer and still take legal action against a negligent third party for further damages. By thoroughly investigating every aspect of your injury and identifying every responsible party whose negligence played a role in your accident, our construction accident lawyers can effectively seek the maximum compensation to which you are rightfully entitled.
Not Just Employees
In some cases, passersby can be injured near construction sites by being struck by falling objects, suffering a construction-related motor vehicle accident or accidentally wandering into a construction site with insufficient barriers and notices.
We Fight While You Heal.
Whether you work on a construction site or simply passed by one, you should expect that the environment is safe. Our experienced attorneys can help determine the parties responsible for your injuries and hold them accountable.
Call Now for a Complimentary Consultation
Calling the Frickey Law Firm right now to discuss your case won’t cost you a penny. If you’ve been hurt on a construction site, contact us immediately online or at 303-237-7373 for a complimentary initial consultation. We welcome clients from across Colorado, including Denver, Boulder and Lakewood.