Colorado Springs Construction Accident Attorneys
Of all the industries booming in Colorado, construction is one of the biggest. But with the positive economic impact and jobs come many construction-related injuries. Both personal injury law and workers' compensation insurance can factor into construction accidents, making the process confusing for victims and their families. In addition to your workers’ compensation claim, you may also be able to get compensation if a third party was responsible for your accident.
If you were injured on the job in Colorado Springs, your best bet is to speak to a personal injury lawyer with experience. The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., has been assisting injured workers for years, and if there are benefits and compensation available to you, we want to help you get them. Call (719) 475-2555 today to learn more.
It’s no secret that accidents happen on construction sites. Some of the most hazardous construction tasks include:
- Freight hauling
- Using heavy equipment
- Working with power tools
- Working on high-rise building
Construction injuries may require extensive medical care followed by a long period of rehabilitation. You may require compensation to cover your medical costs and to reimburse for the time you need to take off from work. Possible effects of a work injury include:
- Bone fractures
- Spinal cord injury
- Loss of limb
- Crush injury
- Exposure to toxic substances
- Knee and back injuries
- Wrongful death
In many construction accidents, there are multiple parties to blame. Construction sites are filled with contractors and sub-contractors working on various aspects of a project. When one of these individuals is responsible for injuring someone else, the victim can file a third-party liability claim. These personal injury lawsuits may get you the compensation you need to pay for your medical care and other losses.
If a third-party subcontractor is responsible for any aspect of your job, they can be held liable for a worker’s injuries. For example, if a worker on a construction site was hit by a sub-contractor who was driving a truck, the worker may have a valid third-party liability claim.
Perhaps a third party erected a dangerous scaffold, improperly stored material on your worksite, or supplied a hoist or crane with a poorly trained operator. These are all examples of situations where you may be able to collect compensation in addition to your workers’ compensation claim.
You may also be able to collect compensation if your injury was caused by defective equipment. For example, you may have been hurt by a saw that had a design defect or if the manufacturer failed to warn consumers about known dangers associated with common use of the product.
If you get injured on the job, apply first aid and seek medical attention right away. Make sure you get a disability rating from your doctor if you need to take some time off from work due to your injury. You will also want to keep records for all the medical treatment you receive.
Use your cell phone camera to take pictures of your injury and record dangerous working conditions that contributed to your injury. Inform your employer about the injury as soon as you can and file an accident report. Then you will want to contact a workers’ compensation attorney to advise you on the best way to seek compensation to recover your medical expenses and other costs related to your injuries.
You don't have much time to claim workers' comp benefits or file a lawsuit. In most cases, the statute of limitations on both personal injury claims and workers' compensation is two years from the date of the accident. Claims filed after this time will likely be thrown out of court.
Contact The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., right away if you were injured on a construction site. We will fight to ensure you get all the compensation and benefits you are entitled to. Call (719) 475-2555 for a FREE consultation.
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