Minnesota Construction Accident Lawyers
A construction site accident can result in very serious injuries. This is because construction workers are exposed to a wide variety of hazards. They face a greater risk of work-related injury or fatality than employees in any other U.S. industry. In general, injury and fatality rates have declined significantly since the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) came into being. However, this has been less the case in construction. Serious on-the-job construction accidents and injuries are still common. Our top lawyers have represented many people injured in a MN construction accident and other types of situations.
TYPES OF CONSTRUCTION SITE ACCIDENT CLAIMS
Our construction worker lawyers represent people injured in a variety of types of work accidents. For example, truck collisions, defective products or machines, dropped objects, unsecured flooring and many others.
A serious injury can be devastating to a construction worker and his or her family. Because construction site work is usually physically demanding, the injured worker is often restricted from working after an accident. He might be unable to work at all, or may be restricted to a light duty job – if one is even available. Fortunately, Minnesota has strong workers compensation laws that protect injured construction workers to some extent.
If you are a worker injured on the job in a construction site accident, you are definitely entitled to workers compensation insurance. That will at least pay for your medical bills and a portion of your lost wages. However, workers compensation in Minnesota does not pay for everything. Therefore, it is always worth consulting with an experienced job injury lawyer to find out if you have other claims for your construction site work accident.
When you are injured on the job and receive workers compensation benefits in MN, you are limited in your claim against the employer or co-employees. However, there are certain situations where you can obtain additional compensation from other parties. There are many situations where another party is at-fault in causing a construction site injury. Our top MN lawyers have experience representing construction workers in these types of job injury claims. You may have a claim against a subcontractor or a general contractor in certain circumstances, or possibly even the property owner. Our MN work accident attorneys have also pursued claim for construction site injuries against the landowner or equipment maker.
HOW TO PURSUE A CONSTRUCTION SITE INJURY CASE IN MINNESOTA
Sometimes it is not obvious that another party negligently caused the worker’s injury at the construction site. Therefore, it can be difficult to determine if a claim against a third-party is even allowed. It often requires a thorough investigation of the circumstances of the injury to really know how and why the accident occurred. This is necessary to determine whether you can sue for additional compensation. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you call one of our top MN construction site injury lawyers as soon as possible after the accident. That way, we can evaluate and investigate your case. Immediate investigation can be crucial in a construction accident case, especially if there may be defective equipment involved.
INJURED ON CONSTRUCTION JOB MN ATTORNEYS
Please call us and speak with an attorney right away for a free consultation if you are injured because of a construction site accident. Pam Rochlin and David Rochlin are Minnesota personal injury lawyers with more than 25 years of experience. We have successfully handled hundreds of injury cases. An experienced construction site accident lawyer will discuss your case with you and explain your rights. We will meet with you at our office or your home.
A construction accident injury attorney will meet with you to discuss your case and injury at our offices in Minneapolis, St. Louis Park, Woodbury, and Edina. Our lawyers also frequently meet with people and discuss their possible construction site work injury lawsuit at their homes in Chanhassen, Chaska, Eden Prairie, Maple Grove, and Rogers. Also, Brooklyn Park, Bloomington, Richfield, Apple Valley, Roseville, Maplewood, and other surrounding cities in Minnesota. There is no obligation on your part. In addition, we only ever charge a percentage of the compensation you receive.