A construction site accident can cause devastating and life-altering injuries. Construction sites are home to dangerous equipment such as heavy machinery, cranes, scaffolds, and power tools. When something goes wrong, workers and bystanders are all at risk of serious injury.
If you or a loved one were injured at a construction site, The Flood Law Firm can help. Our Danbury construction accident attorneys have significant experience handling construction accident cases in Danbury, and throughout Connecticut. We can help you fight for the compensation you need and deserve.
Call (877) 987-9LAW for a free consultation to discuss your case in detail today with our lawyers.
A construction accident may leave you with lasting injuries. Especially for construction workers, a temporary or permanent disability is devasting. It may take you out of work or even affect your ability to work and earn a living in the future. While workers’ compensation is generally available for workers injured on the job. It rarely provides the financial resources you truly need in the event of serious injury. Additionally, bystanders are not eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. In these cases, a personal injury lawsuit may be the best course of action. An attorney can investigate the incident, help you get the medical treatment you need, build a strong case and fight for compensation on your behalf.
It is important to identify what caused your Danbury construction accident. If it was an act of negligence, recklessness or maliciousness, the person responsible may owe you compensation. A lawyer from The Flood Law Firm can conduct an in-depth investigation into your construction accident to determine its cause. Common causes include:
Falls, being struck by objects, electrocutions, and getting caught-in and between objects and equipment are the four most common causes of construction worker deaths, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. If an employer is guilty of causing your construction accident and serious injuries, we can help you file a claim naming your employer as the defendant. We can also help you bring a case against a property owner, the product manufacturer, or another party.
If you were at work or performing job-related tasks on a construction site in Danbury at the time of your accident, you may have grounds to file a workers’ compensation claim. Workers’ comp is a system in Connecticut that does not require you to prove negligence or fault to recover compensation. Workers’ comp, however, may not pay you as much as a personal injury case depending on the situation.
If you think your employer is to blame for your accident, don’t accept a workers’ compensation settlement yet. Once you do, you cannot file a suit against your employer. You must choose one or the other based on what is best for you, according to a lawyer’s advice. If you think someone other than your employer is at fault, however, you can file both types of cases in Connecticut. Speak to our lawyers for more details about your specific construction accident case today.
If you or a loved one were injured in a construction site accident in Danbury or a nearby city in Connecticut, contact us to find out how we can help. The Flood Law Firm’s attorneys truly care about their clients. We will do everything we can to bring a negligent party to justice and recover maximum compensation for your injuries. Request your free consultation at (877) 987-9LAW today.