Construction Site Accidents
An accident can happen at any time to any unsuspecting person at or near a construction site – worker or otherwise. With large pieces of equipment, sharp objects, and dangerous chemicals present, construction site accidents can be some of the most devastating. If you suffered injuries, it would benefit you to consult an attorney right away. You will want to learn the party(ies) responsible for your accident as you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim. To explore your legal options further, we invite you to take advantage of our firm’s free case evaluation. A Monroe construction accident lawyer at Gallon, Takacs & Boissoneault can protect your rights and provide you with the representation you need when seeking compensation for your injuries.
What Can I do if I Was Injured On or Near a Construction Site?
If you were working at the construction site at the time of the accident, you may have grounds for a workers’ compensation claim. This is a no-fault system that pays workers certain benefits regardless of what caused the accident. In filing for workers’ compensation benefits, workers forfeit the right to file a lawsuit against their employers. However, if another party’s negligence – that of a sub-contractor, site owner, etc. – caused your accident, then you may have grounds for a third-party liability claim. Further, those visiting the site or traveling near it when injured may have grounds for a lawsuit too.
Who is Liable for a Construction Site Accident in Michigan?
The sad truth is that a majority of construction site accidents and injuries that occur are entirely preventable. Often times, these accidents happen because of negligence. If you are filing a third-party claim, proving negligence will be important. A party may be negligent if it:
- Failed to hire employees who are properly trained or/and provide proper employee training.
- Failed to implement safety regulations.
- Failed to maintain or repair equipment.
- Failed to store hazardous objects, materials, or chemicals in a safe manner.
- Failed to appropriately supervise construction crew members.
- Failed to maintain a property in a reasonably safe and hazard-free condition.
Why Should I Hire a Monroe Construction Accident Lawyer?
If you or a family member suffered any of the injuries above in a construction site accident – such as a slip and fall, explosion, equipment malfunction, electrocution accident, etc. – you have options. The Monroe Construction accident lawyers at Gallon, Takacs & Boissoneault have over 300 years of cumulative experience and will review each of your options with you.
When you file a claim for a construction site accident, there are a lot of legal processes and benefits systems with which you must be familiar. You will also have to get the evidence and supporting data you need to prove negligence, or that the injury is related to your work.
Our attorneys have recovered over $500,000,000 for victims and families. We can help you get a fair settlement or collect the benefits that you deserve. Contact the attorneys at Gallon, Takacs & Boissoneault at 734-430-3012 or online. We can help.