Wisconsin Construction Site Accident Attorney
Wisconsin Construction Injury Lawyers
Construction injuries are more common than one might think and they can take a tremendous toll on the entire family. If you, or one of your loved ones, have suffered a construction accident, you are well aware of the consequences.
Common construction accidents may include back and neck injuries, head injuries, electrocution and others. Any of these may lead to a severe physical handicap and may prevent the sufferer from leading a normal life or from resuming work. Under such circumstances you are entitled to compensation for your suffering as a result of someone else’s negligence and you are also entitled to receive disability benefits.
If you have suffered a construction injury, it is best to speak with someone who understands the law and can confidently guide you towards the best course of action. At Eisenberg Law Offices, based out of Madison, Wisconsin, our construction injury lawyers have the experience and expertise to help you through this difficult time and get you what you are entitled to.
Common Construction Accidents
The construction injury lawyers at Eisenberg Law Offices handle the following kinds of construction accidents and can assist you in the legal course relevant to each type of injury:
- Scaffold injuries – These injuries tend to be the most severe of all construction injuries. Construction workers often work on scaffolds many stories above the ground and falls due to an improperly installed or defective scaffold can often result in life threatening injuries or death.
- Construction site falls – These account for almost one third of all construction accidents and may result in severe injuries to the back, neck, lacerations, and even death. Included are roof-related falls, scaffolding falls, crane falls, elevator shaft falls, falling equipment, etc.
- Burns and electrocution – These may result in skin burns, internal tissue or organ damage, bone fractures, abnormal heart rhythm, spinal cord injuries and death. Sufferers may require extensive rehabilitation in addition to compensation.
- Construction equipment accidents– Several heavy and dangerous types of equipment are present at construction sites including: cranes, bulldozers, compactors, dump trucks, forklifts and more. Severe and even fatal injuries may result due to manufacturing defects or malfunction of such equipment, as well as due to inadequate supervision or lack of proper instruction.
- Crane-related injuries – Most crane-related injuries occur during or as a result of contact with power lines, boom buckling, assembly or dismantling, overturned cranes, or rigging failure. Crane injuries can result in severe disabilities and even death.
- Trench accidents – Construction sites often contain manholes, sewers, tunnels and water drains, thus dangerous trench accidents may occur including: explosions due to broken gas lines, trench collapses due to faulty supports, electrocution due to contact with exposed underground wires, and drowning due to water infiltration.
- Superintendent negligence – Many construction injuries occur due to use of faulty products, rushed projects, improper inspection of work done, improper handling of equipment, and ignorance of construction codes. You should know that the superintendent is responsible for all aspects of a construction project and many such accidents exhibit gross negligence or carelessness on their part.
Construction injury laws can be very confusing and navigating them independently can be quite cumbersome. If you or a family member have suffered a construction accident or injury, it is important that you immediately seek legal advice.
Securing Your Legal Rights
Responsibilities for injuries such as those mentioned above may actually involve more than one party, some of whom are not immediately obvious. For example, responsible parties may include a management company and a silent partner besides the company you directly work for; each one of these may have their own insurance coverage. There may also be responsibility on the part of the equipment owners, contractors, etc., adding to the complications in the aftermath of an injury and the identification of who is at fault.
Thus, if you are a construction worker, it is very important that you are well aware of your legal rights. In the occurrence of a construction injury you are entitled to compensatory damagesthat cover any future medical expenses as a result of your injury. In the unfortunate case of death, your family members are entitled to compensatory damages for any economic hardship that they may face as a result. Furthermore, if gross negligence or reckless behavior is proven on the part of your employer you may even push for punitive damages.
At Eisenberg Law Offices, we are well versed with the construction injury laws of Madison, Wisconsin. Although we realize that we cannot completely alleviate your family’s suffering, we will do our best to bring ease during this traumatizing and frustrating time.
Our lawyers will walk you through every step by filing your claim, studying the nuances of your case, meticulously identifying the responsible parties, and successfully securing the compensatory and punitive damages you and your family deserve. However, in order for us to help you, you must contact us at once. Call Eisenberg Law Offices today for a free consultation with our Wisconsin construction injury lawyer!
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