Construction Accident Lawyer
Construction is the most dangerous industry in the United States, with thousands of workers injured or killed every year as a result of construction accidents. According to a report by the U.S. Department of Labor, nearly one-quarter of all worker fatalities were among those employed in the construction industry. That means that 1 in 5 worker deaths were caused by construction accidents.
The San Francisco construction accident lawyers at Levin Simes Abrams LLP understand the devastating effect construction accidents can have on the lives of injured workers and their families. For a construction worker, an injury can mean being out of work for weeks, months, or even years – and sometimes, it means never being able to work again.
Levin Simes Abrams has the resources and expertise to achieve the best possible results for construction accident victims. We know this can be a difficult and confusing time, and our dedicated team at Levin Simes Abrams is here to guide you every step of the way and help you understand your rights. To arrange for a free consultation with our award-winning personal injury lawyers, call us at 1-888-426-4156.
Construction Accidents – The “Fatal Four”
Construction accidents are unfortunately a common occurrence and can be a result of a number of things. According to study by the U.S. Department of Labor, the following “Fatal Four” types of construction accidents were responsible for 63% of worker deaths in 2016:
- Falls from ladders, scaffolding, or other equipment
- Caught in/between equipment or objects
- Struck, caught, or crushed in collapsing structure, equipment or material
Eliminating the Fatal Four would save 631 workers’ lives in America every year.
Going Beyond Workers’ Compensation
If you or a loved one were involved in a construction accident, you may be able to bring a lawsuit against third parties who contributed to your injury, such as the project site owner, other contractors, equipment suppliers, machinery manufacturer or leasing company, and others. While you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits from your employer, many injured workers and their families find workers’ compensation to be completely inadequate in making up for past lost wages and future diminished earning capacity. Additionally, some of the damages available in a personal injury lawsuit are not part of a workers’ compensation claim, such as pain and suffering, emotional anguish, loss of consortium, and punitive damages. The construction accident lawyers at Levin Simes Abrams recognize the importance of supplementing workers’ compensation benefits with personal injury damages for maximum compensation to you and your family.
Construction – Civil Suit vs Worker’s Compensation
Worker’s Compensation, or “workers comp”, is a no-fault insurance program in many states including California. Civil suits are lawsuits brought by a construction injury attorney in a court to help the injured received compensation and lost wages for their injury. For an indepth look at the comparison in California, see our civil lawsuit and worker compensation page.
Get a Free Consultation for Your Construction Injury
If you or a loved one was injured at a construction site, contact our experienced Levin Simes Abrams team at 1-888-426-4156 or email us at [email protected].
Our nationally recognized attorneys have the expertise, dedication, and resources to ensure you are properly compensated for your injuries. Levin Simes Abrams has helped thousands of injured people across the country and recovered over a billion dollars in verdicts and settlements. We provide each of our clients with personalized attention, and a partner and attorney will always be available to answer your questions and help navigate you through this complex system.