Given the inherent dangers of their occupation, construction workers are at a higher risk than other workers to suffer a catastrophic injury while on the job. If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident, it is important to work with an experienced lawyer who is determined to get you the compensation you need to recover.
The law office of Copple, Rockey, & Schlecht P.C, L.L.O. has been helping those injured in construction accidents for decades. We understand the complexities of this type of law and can help you seek financial compensation for your suffering. Contact us today at 402-371-4300 so that we can review your case.
Construction Accident Cases We Handle
Construction work is varied, and there are many different ways to get hurt on the job. Our attorneys understand the unique considerations associated with each possible incident.
Our team handles litigation arising from all types of worksite accidents, including the following:
- Falls from scaffolding, ladders, roofs, or other high places
- Forklift accidents
- Crane accidents
- Heavy equipment accidents
- Falling object and debris accidents
- Accidents caused by faulty or dangerous equipment
- Slip and fall accidents
- Building collapse
- Accidents involving power tools
- Electrical shock
- Industrial accidents
Who Is Liable in a Construction Accident Claim?
Construction accident liability can be a complicated matter. Working with experienced attorneys who know how to determine who is responsible for your injuries is crucial to the success of your claim.
Potentially liable parties may include:
- Construction site owners
- Contractors and subcontractors
- Equipment manufacturers
We’ve found that many construction workers incorrectly assume that they are limited to workers’ compensation claims. In reality, you may have grounds to sue a negligent or careless third party who failed to provide safe working conditions.
By exploring all angles of third-party liability, we are able to maximize the recovery for our clients. For example, if a scaffold or ladder fall is caused by defective scaffolding, we pursue accountability against the manufacturer of the defective or dangerous equipment.
Common Factors Used to Determine Construction Accident Liability
Determining liability in a construction accident case involves investigating the incident from top to bottom. Some factors that often come into play include:
- The location of the accident
- The accident site conditions
- If there was equipment involved in the accident and if it was being used correctly
- Who was monitoring employees and who had control of the site
Construction Accidents and Workers’ Comp
Construction workers are typically entitled to workers' compensation benefits to cover medical expenses and lost wages after being injured in a construction accident. That is true even in situations where it is difficult or impossible to prove negligence. Our attorneys can walk you through the process of filing a workers’ comp claim to help you avoid any mistakes that could affect your benefits.
Unfortunately, your accident might have left you with a life-changing injury, such as a spinal cord or brain injury, that prevents you from returning to the same occupation — or any occupation in some cases. Our attorneys will work diligently to secure the full and fair compensation that you deserve.
Steps to Take After a Construction Site Injury
It is important to take the right steps after suffering an injury at a construction site. There are certain things you should do to protect yourself and your legal rights, such as:
- Get medical attention
- Report the injury to your employer and write down the details of your report for your records
- Gather the contact information of anyone who could have witnessed your accident
- Try to preserve evidence by taking photos of the accident site and your injuries if possible
- Contact our attorneys to determine your next steps
Why Choose Copple, Rockey, & Schlecht P.C, L.L.O.
Whether you were injured because of defective machinery, a negligent subcontractor, or any other unique factor, our attorneys understand how to handle these types of cases. We will draw on our experience in building compelling cases for trial to develop a strategy that will help us get you the financial restitution that you are owed.
Our firm has assembled a large staff that is qualified and extremely capable to assist with complex cases. We will act as your tireless advocates as you navigate the aftermath of your construction accident.
Contact our Nebraska Job Site Accident Attorneys
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury on a job site, or if the worst has happened, and your loved one suffered a wrongful death, our Norfolk attorneys are here to help you. We will utilize our powerful research skills and couple them with our trial experience to get you the maximum settlement for your suffering.
Please don't hesitate to contact us at 402-371-4300 so we can get started on your case. We have offices in both Norfolk and Omaha for your convenience.