Minnesota Construction Accident Lawyers
A construction site accident can result in the most serious injuries our Minnesota attorneys encounter. This is because construction workers are exposed to a wider variety of hazards and face a greater risk of work-related injury or fatality than employees in any other U.S. industry. Although injury and fatality rates in many industry sectors have declined significantly since the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) came into being, this has been less the case in construction, and serious on-the-job accidents and injuries are still common. Our top lawyers have represented many people injured in a construction accident and other types of situations.
TYPES OF CONSTRUCTION SITE ACCIDENT CLAIMS
Our construction worker lawyers have represented people injured in a variety of types of accidents including 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 worker injured on the job is often restricted from working entirely 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 in a construction site accident in MN, you are definitely entitled to workers compensation insurance, which will at least pay for your medical bills and a portion of your lost wages. However, workers compensation does not pay for everything, so it is always worth consulting with an experienced job injury lawyer to find out if you have a claim against any other party for your construction site accident.
When you are injured on the job and receive workers compensation benefits, you are limited in other claims you can bring, e.g. pain and suffering, loss of other activities. However, there are certain situations where you can obtain additional compensation from other parties that may have been at fault in causing your construction site injury. Our top MN lawyers have experience representing construction workers in these types of claims. There may be 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, and 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 fully determine how and why the accident occurred and whether you can sue for additional compensation you may be entitled to. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you call one of our top construction site injury lawyers as soon as possible after the accident so that 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.
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 handling hundreds of injury cases. An experienced construction site accident lawyer will discuss your case with you and explain your rights. We are also happy to meet with you at our office or your home. A construction accident 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, Rogers, Brooklyn Park, Bloomington, Richfield, Apple Valley, Roseville, Maplewood, and other surrounding cities in Minnesota. There is no obligation on your part, and we always only charge a percentage of the compensation you receive.