Lake Havasu City Construction Accident Attorney
Construction sites are dangerous areas and every day workers put their lives at risk of harm. A construction accident can lead to a fatal injury or cause a worker to suffer a long and expensive recovery. If you or a loved one was injured in a construction site accident in Lake Havasu City, Kingman or the surrounding area, we recommend that you seek legal counsel.
At Phillips Law Group, our attorneys have decades of combined experience, recovering over $750 million in compensation on behalf of 155,000 consumer clients. Our founding partner Jeffrey Phillips is an active member of the American Association for Justice.
Find out if you may have a case during a 100 percent free, no-obligation consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can schedule a free case evaluation when it is most convenient for you. If you hire us, you will not be charged upfront fees. Our services are provided on contingency – we do not get paid unless you obtain compensation.
Give us a call at 1-800-706-3000 to discuss your possible legal options.
Am I Eligible to Pursue Financial Compensation?
It is difficult to know if you are able to pursue financial compensation for your injuries without knowing the details of your situation. We strongly suggest speaking to a licensed attorney from our firm to go over the aspects of your claim. We may take several things into consideration when deciding if you have a valid case, such as:
- The equipment used on the construction site
- How the accident took place
- The employer or other parties involved
- The location of where the accident happened
- The safety conditions of the accident site
- The parties managing the site and equipment used at the time of the accident
If you have questions that need answers, do not hesitate to reach out to one of our lawyers.
What Types of Construction Accident Claims May I Pursue?
You may be eligible to pursue a legal claim for your construction site injury depending on the contributing factors of your accident. Our legal team is prepared to determine which type of claim may be right for you.
Personal Injury Lawsuit
If you were injured in an accident at work and your employer has workers’ compensation insurance, you cannot sue him or her for your damages. However, if a third party is involved in the accident, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit if you can prove negligence. A Lake Havasu City construction accident attorney from Phillips Law Group may be able to help prove the four elements of negligence:
- Duty of care – The third party had a legal obligation to act in manner that would keep you and others safe from harm.
- Breach of duty of care – The third party breached his or her legal duty by failing to provide reasonable care as another individual in the same position would have.
- Causation –The third party’s breach of duty of care directly resulted in your injuries and would not have otherwise happened.
- Damages – The third party’s breach caused you to suffer damages from the accident, such as medical bills to treat your injury.
Workers’ Compensation Claim
Most construction businesses in Lake Havasu City, Kingman and the surrounding area are covered by workers’ compensation insurance. This type of insurance is meant to cover the damages of an injured employee and protects employer’s from being sued. These damages include medical expenses and a percentage of lost wages from his or her inability to work.
Workers’ compensation claims do not involve having to prove that your injuries were the result of negligence. You must only show that your injury was work-related.
Wrongful Death Claim
In the unfortunate event that a construction worker’s injuries lead to death, certain surviving family members may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim. This may help cover funeral and burial costs, as well as provide a portion of the deceased’s income to the family.
If you or a loved one was injured in a construction site accident, contact our firm to learn more about your possible legal options during a free consultation.
We are here to help. Call 1-800-706-3000 to get started.
What is the Value of My Case?
The potential value of your case will depend on many circumstances, such as the severity of your injury, and current and future medical treatment needed, among other factors.
It is important to discuss your situation with a licensed Lake Havasu City construction accident lawyer to help you understand what your claim may be worth. If we present you, we are prepared to try to seek maximum compensation for your construction site injury.
How Can a Construction Accident Lawyer Help Me?
Having a lawyer to walk you through the legal process could be highly beneficial to you. For starters, our lawyers have a proven record of obtaining successful recoveries for our clients.
If you have a valid case, our legal team is prepared to handle the following on your behalf:
- Investigate the accident – We are ready to conduct a thorough investigation of the events that led to your construction accident.
- Collect evidence – It is important to have adequate evidence that supports your claim. We understand what type of evidence is needed and how to preserve records and properly submit them to involved parties.
- Communicate with all involved parties – There may be many parties involved in the accident and back and forth communication can get confusing and frustrating. Our attorneys are ready to handle communications with all involved parties and keep you updated on important information regarding your claim.
- Determine an accurate value of your damages – We have experience handling similar cases and are aware of how much your claim may be worth.
- Negotiate a fair settlement – We are well-versed in the tactics insurers often use to pay out as little as possible. We are ready to fight for the full value of your claim.
We are available 24/7 to take your call. Ph: 1-800-706-3000.
Is There a Deadline to Take Legal Action?
In Arizona, there are deadlines mandated under the statute of limitations that determine when a person can file a claim. For personal injury cases, you have two years from the date of the injury to take legal action. In wrongful death claims, surviving family members also have two years from the date of their loved one’s death to take legal action.
For workers’ compensation claims, injured employees must report the accident to his or her employer as soon as possible. The employer is then expected to report the accident to their workers’ compensation insurer so that an employee can start receiving benefits. However, the deadline required to obtain benefits is one year from the date of the injury.
If your claim is not filed before the deadline, your case will likely be dismissed and you will be unable to obtain compensation. They may be certain exceptions, so it is important to contact an experienced attorney to find out if your time to take legal action has passed.
Who Could Be Held Liable For My Construction Accident?
In personal injury or wrongful death cases, you must prove that the other party’s negligence is what contributed to your injury. Certain parties who may be held liable for a construction accident include:
- Manufacturers and suppliers
- Construction site managers
- General contractors
- Engineers and architects
- Construction site owners
How Construction Site Accidents Commonly Occur
Construction workers risk their lives by working around heavy machinery and equipment on a daily basis. Some of the common factors that contribute to construction accidents include:
- Machinery malfunctions
- Falling objects
- Falls from heights
- Slip and fall accidents
- Caught in-between objects
- Fires and explosions
- Vehicle accidents
- Trench collapses
Steps to Take After Getting Injured in a Construction Site
The steps that you take following an accident may be imperative to your health and your potential claim. These include the following:
Seeking Immediate Medical Attention
To protect your well-being, it is important to have your injuries evaluated by a medical professional. Your doctor can initiate important tests that will help diagnose your condition and how your injuries prohibit you from working or returning to work at all.
If your injuries allow you to do so, you can begin collecting evidence at the scene of accident by capturing photographs of the location, your injuries and any known hazards on site.
Talking to Witnesses
If anyone witnessed the accident, collect their contact information for future reference. He or she could have seen something at the construction site that supports your claim.
Contact Our Lake Havasu City Construction Accident Attorneys Today
If you or someone you love was injured in a construction-related accident, we encourage that you contact one of our attorneys at Phillips Law Group to find out if you eligible to pursue compensation for the injuries you have suffered.
Reach out to discuss your claim during a free consultation. There are no upfront fees when you work with our firm. We only get paid if we help secure compensation on your behalf.