If you were injured on a construction site, your basic need for medical care and time loss compensation should be covered by your employer’s workers' compensation insurance. However, that will only provide you with partial compensation for your losses. If the actions or failures of the property owner, general contractor or another subcontractor on the site contributed to the accident, then you have a potential “third party” claim. The Seattle construction accident attorneys at Kinney Law Group have the experience and knowledge to obtain compensation for your past and future lost wages, your medical expenses and pain and suffering.
A general contractor has a non-delegable duty to create and maintain a safe construction site. There are many regulatory codes (federal, state, and/or trade-based) governing the site and the conduct of every company, supervisor and worker present.
Construction sites change rapidly, as you know. It is vitally important to obtain photographs or videos as soon as possible, and equally important to interview potential witnesses and preserve other evidence. This is one situation where delay can harm your ability to enforce your right to full and fair compensation. If possible, take a photo of the dangerous condition as soon as possible. It is in your interest to talk to a lawyer with experience handling construction site accidents before crucial evidence is lost.
We have successfully handled cases involving scissors lifts, fork lifts, man lifts, cranes, scaffolds, ladders, trucks, equipment and tools (pneumatic nail guns, paint sprayers, jackhammers, conveyor belts, etc.) used in construction and demolition projects. These cases have involved tip overs, falls, explosions, electrocution and crush injuries, causing injuries such as sprains, broken bones, amputations, spinal cord injuries, burns and brain damage.
We encourage you to contact the Seattle, Washington construction site accident attorneys of Kinney Law Group to schedule a consultation to discuss your claim. Our attorneys handle cases throughout Eastern and Western Washington. We look forward to answering your questions and protecting your interests.
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