Mesa Construction Site Injury Lawyer
Injuries that occur at construction sites can leave workers facing long recovery times and significant medical expenses. As many injured workers are unable to perform their regular duties following an accident, they may also suffer from lost wages, which can have a significant impact on the financial stability of themselves and any other relatives or dependents that may rely on that income.
At Phillips Law Group, our Mesa construction site injury lawyers understand the challenges that construction workers face following an injury. We have represented more than 155,000 consumer clients over the past 27 years and recovered more than $750,000,000 in compensation. Our construction injury attorneys charge no upfront fees if we take on your case, and your initial consultation is also free.
For help with your claim and to determine if you have a case, contact us today.
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Who Is Liable In a Construction Site Accident?
While the specifics of each incident can vary, it is usually the responsibility of the construction company to ensure that the construction site is a safe environment to work in. However, often there are other parties present at a construction site which may also be responsible for a work site accident. These can include:
- General contractors
- Equipment suppliers
- Materials suppliers
- Product manufacturers
Some reasons that a construction company and/or these parties may be liable in the event of a work injury may include:
- Failure to train employees
- Failure to maintain safety standards as mandated by OSHA, any Arizona statues and/or other state and/or federal rules and regulations
- Lack of supervision
- Failure to provide necessary safety equipment - for example: hard hats, reflective vests, gloves and safety harnesses
- Defective equipment
Should a worker be injured due to a violation of the federal and/or state regulations, that injured worker may be eligible to file a damages claim.
How Do I Know If I Have A Case?
According to OSHA, approximately 60% of injuries suffered by construction workers are the result of electrocutions, falls, being hit by an object and being caught between objects.
If you are injured while working at a construction site, and you believe that injury was due to a safety issue at the work site or perhaps due to an equipment failure, you may be eligible to file a damages lawsuit.
What Is My Case Worth?
As each case is different, it can be difficult to determine the exact value of a construction accident injury case. However, at Phillips Law Group we understand that when medical bills start to add up and the pain from your injury is severe, many workers and their families begin to wonder how they will be able to pay their bills and get back to being healthy.
Our construction accident lawyers can help to find answers to the questions you may have when you contact our law firm. We offer a free, no-obligation review of your claim to help determine if you have a case, and there are no upfront fees if you agree to hire us.
It's important to note that there can be a range of financial options available to injured workers - or those that do not work for a construction company but have been injured onsite. Some of these include:
- Workers Compensation - most states have a worker's compensation system that provides injured workers with a temporary income and a path towards rehabilitation and recovery.
- Personal Injury Lawsuit - lawsuits are often filed outside of workers compensation and consequently, are not affected by workers' compensation rules.
- Non-Worker Injuries - when someone that does not work for a construction company but is injured on a construction site, that victim may be eligible to compensation. For example - debris falls from a building onto a road, and a driver swerves into on-coming traffic to avoid the debris. In this instance, a contractor at the site may be liable.
- Construction Defects - in the event that someone is injured due to negligent construction or as a result of dangerous construction, the liability will need to be established and a lawsuit filed.
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Who Regulates Construction Sites in Arizona?
In the state of Arizona, the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH) performs its duties under the United States Department of Labor, and handles safety and employee health issues - with some exceptions including those that are working for mining operations, Indian Reservations and those that are federal employees.
At the federal level, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) helps to enforce regulations pertaining to the safe and healthy working environments of American workers. OHSA also helps to provide education and assistance for workers and employees.
Common Causes of Construction Site Accidents
With a range of workers and materials being present at a construction site, there can be many different reasons why construction site workers may suffer an injury onsite. Some of these may include:
- Safety violations
- Slip and fall accidents
- Forklift accidents
- Scaffolding accidents
- Chemical exposure
- Falling objects/debris
- Being caught between two or more objects
- Lack of protections
- Missing guard rails
- Ladder accidents
- Power tool injuries
- Poorly built formwork
In many instances, closely following ADOSH and OSHA regulations can help to mitigate - or reduce - the possibility of these accidents happening.
What Should I Do If I'm Injured at A Construction Site?
There are a number of things that injured workers should do following an injury at a construction site:
- Seek Medical Attention - obtaining medical attention to treat and stabilize the injury is very important. Even if the injury seems minor, having it checked by a physician or medical professional can ensure that the injury is treated as soon as possible.
- Notify Your Employer - many work injuries are covered by workers compensation, which requires that all injuries to be reported within 90 days. Failing to report the injury during this deadline may result in the claim being denied. Employers are required to report all work injuries to their workers compensation insurance carrier and the Industrial Commission of Arizona within 10 days of the incident. In the event of a fatality, it must be within 8 hours.
- Document Information - as memories of events can fade over time, it's important to document as much as you can about your injury:
- Obtain the contact information of witnesses
- Take photos of the site of the incident
- Take photos of your injury
- Take photos while you are receiving treatment
- Retain copies of your medical records - including receipts for medication and invoices
- Start a health journal that records how you feel each morning and evening about your injury, how it has affected your life and the recovery process
- Maintain Medical Treatment - keeping a consistent rehabilitation schedule can help to validate the seriousness of your injuries and your efforts to recover from them.
Contact A Mesa Construction Accident Lawyer Today
With more than 155,000 consumer clients represented and over $750,000,000 in compensation recovered on behalf of our clients, at Phillips Law Group, we have the experience to handle your construction accident damages claim.
Our team of attorneys, support staff and industry experts can help to build a robust argument for your lawsuit and we charge no upfront fees if you hire us to handle your case.
Call today for your free consultation. Ph: 1-800-706-3000.