The Lawyers to Contact If You’re Hurt in a Construction Accident
You may need more than workers' compensation
The construction industry is one of the more dangerous in which to be employed, even if the companies involved are careful about following safety regulations. An accident can easily happen that leaves a worker seriously injured. At Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC, we fight to protect the rights of injured construction workers and get them all the compensation they deserve.
The inherent dangers that construction workers face on a daily basis include ladder falls, scaffolding accidents, trench collapse, electrocution, gas explosions, falling tools and other objects and a multitude of other dangers. Safety precautions are required on construction sites. But it only takes one act of negligence to cause an accident.
A wide range of injuries can arise from construction accidents
Some of the more minor injuries construction workers can suffer include sprains and strains and repetitive stress injuries. But accidents can cause much more serious injuries, including broken bones, burns, internal injuries, spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injury.
Injuries from a construction accident may require hospitalization and multiple surgeries. The injured workers may also require medication, therapy and follow-up appointments with doctors. The medical expenses can be overwhelming. And in the meantime, the injuries may prevent the worker from returning to the job.
As workers are eligible for workers' compensation benefits, this will be part of the process of achieving compensation. Another important factor is the issue of third party liability. When another company, whether an equipment manufacturer, subcontracting company, or other has contributed to the injury accident, further compensation can be pursued beyond the benefits of workers' compensation.
Our legal team helps injured construction workers recover
Our personal injury attorneys are committed to pursuing every avenue possible to identify liable parties that owe compensation to our clients. Our legal team knows how to build strong cases that get results. Since our firm was established in 2007, we have achieved many significant victories for our clients, both in settlements and verdicts.
Our attorneys were born and raised in the state of West Virginia, and we have a deep respect for working people. Our clients are fellow residents, and when they get hurt due to the negligence of another, we take it personally. And we make it our business to help them recover compensation.
A construction accident affects workers and their families. If you were hurt in a construction accident, contact our office as soon as possible. Don't delay - there may be certain evidence that must be obtained and preserved to support our case for you. One of our attorneys can go over your options during a free consultation.