Making sure you're compensated fairly for workplace accidents
Construction sites are often dangerous work environments, which is why contractors have a legal responsibility to protect their employees from injury. Failure to maintain a safe construction site or to adequately warn employees and visitors of potential hazards is considered negligence, and the contractor may be held liable for any personal injury that occurs as a result of this negligence. If you have been the victim of a construction accident, a workers’ compensation attorney from Bottaro, Kubin & Yocum, P.C. can help. Learning about the types of injuries that are typically involved in construction accident claims will help you decide if you need to contact us and pursue a claim.
Construction Accident Injuries
Construction projects vary greatly with respect to the type of work they involve; so, too, do the types and causes of injuries sustained by construction workers. A victim of this type of accident may sustain a broken bone, sprain, burn, abrasion, spine or back injury, or even a brain injury. Higher risk employees often work on scaffolding at dangerous heights or in excavation projects deep underground. Whatever the circumstances of your construction accident, a workers’ compensation attorney can help you determine if the employer is liable for the the accident. If the injuries can be traced in any way to the negligence of an employer or contractor, you may be eligible to receive compensation. Some of the most common cases involve:
- Electrical injuries (including burns)
- Trenching and excavation accidents
- Welding accidents
- Flammable or hazardous materials
- Compressed gas
- Defective or improperly maintained equipment
- Crane accidents
- Being struck by an on-site vehicle
If you have suffered an injury because of a construction accident, contact a workers’ compensation attorney from our Kansas City firm, which also serves Springfield, today. Our lawyers have a reputation for reaching favorable verdicts and settlements for our clients.
Most victims of construction accidents are eligible for workers’ compensation, which provides financial compensation to employees who are injured on the job. However, workers’ compensation rarely provides enough financial support to compensate for the lost wages, medical bills, physical therapy costs, and other expenses that arise after a serious personal injury. Furthermore, it can never make up for the emotional burden, loss of time, and diminished quality of life that too often come with a traumatic accident. An attorney at our Kansas City firm can help you obtain additional compensation for these immeasurable losses. Although no settlement can ever compensate you for the life-altering changes a construction accident can cause, it can help prevent you and your family from incurring additional expenses, debt, and stress.
Contact a Workers’ Compensation Attorney
If you have sustained injuries in a construction accident, please contact an experienced and dedicated workers’ compensation attorney at our Kansas City firm. We are happy to speak with clients from Springfield, Independence, Overland Park, or anywhere in Kansas or Missouri.