Peoria Construction Accident Lawyers
When a construction accident occurs, workers often suffer severe or life-threatening injuries that keep them out of work for a significant amount of time. During this difficult recovery period, it is important to talk to a licensed attorney about whether you may be eligible for compensation.
Over more than 27 years, the attorneys and support staff at Phillips Law Group have helped tens of thousands of injury victims obtain compensation, including hundreds of thousands in workers’ compensation claims. Our founder Jeffrey Phillips has represented clients throughout Arizona, serving as lead counsel in more than 40 jury trials.
Schedule a free consultation today to find out whether you may be eligible to pursue workers’ compensation benefits. If you have a case and hire our Peoria construction accident lawyers to represent you, there are no upfront fees. Unless you receive compensation, we do not get paid.
Free Consultation. Call 1-800-706-3000.
Do I Have a Case?
Our attorneys will need to understand all of the unique circumstances that led to your accident to determine whether you may have a valid case. Generally speaking, establishing eligibility for a workers’ compensation claim following a construction accident does not require victims to prove their injury resulted from negligence, only that it was work-related.
You may also be able to file for additional damages if a third party was responsible for your injuries. In this type of claim, our attorneys must prove your injury resulted from another’s negligence, such as the negligence of a contractor or engineer. There may be additional information our attorneys may need to accurately assess your claim, such as:
- The name of the manager at the construction site at the time of your injury
- Where and when the accident happened
- Details about how the injury occurred
- Types of equipment and safeguards in place
- Whether the equipment was defective or malfunctioning
- Past citations for safety violations by your employer or another entity on the construction site
Negligence has four elements that must all be proven to have a viable third-party claim. Our attorneys understand how to investigate your accident to obtain and establish supportive evidence to build a strong argument for a valid case.
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Liability in a Construction Accident
This is one of the most important issues for our Peoria construction accident attorneys to consider in a third-party claim. There are often numerous parties involved in a construction accident, such as general contractors and subcontractors, architects, engineers and construction site managers.
While product manufacturers are not likely to be present at the site, they could share liability for an accident caused by a defective or dangerous product. Suppliers of equipment could also be responsible if they damaged equipment and it resulted in an injury.
Sometimes multiple parties are at fault for a construction accident, which is one of the reasons it can be very beneficial to be represented by an experienced attorney who has previously managed claims where multiple parties share fault.
Phillips Law Group advocates for injury victims throughout Arizona.
Pursuing Compensation for a Construction Accident
One of the main ways victims of construction accidents obtain compensation is through a workers’ compensation claim. Most employers with at least one employee must have workers’ compensation coverage for employee injuries. This system provides compensation for medical bills for your treatment along with disability benefits when your ability to work is affected.
However, if you are eligible to file a third-party claim you may be eligible to recover additional damages, including compensation for pain and suffering, loss of future earning capacity, lost enjoyment of life and lost companionship.
If your loved one died in a construction accident injury, you may be eligible to pursue workers’ compensation death benefits for funeral and burial expenses and lost financial support.
In a wrongful death claim against a third-party, you may be able to recover similar forms of compensation. However, only certain people are eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit, so this is something to discuss with one of our licensed attorneys.
Construction accident claims may also be filed by others who were not working at the construction site, such as people who were injured while passing by on foot or in their cars. These individuals may be able to file claims against at-fault parties for physical, financial and emotional damages.
Set up your free consultation as soon as possible: 1-800-706-3000.
Advantages of Hiring a Lawyer
Construction accident claims are complicated, whether you are filing a workers’ compensation claim or a lawsuit against a third party. That is why you should seriously consider seeking experienced legal representation.
There are no guarantees in the legal process, but those who hire lawyers often recover more compensation than those who do not. Hiring a lawyer also gives you more time to focus on your health and recovery.
At Phillips Law Group, we fully manage the legal process on behalf of our clients, taking care of the investigation, filing documents, handling settlement negotiations, and all other steps in the process. We have a proven track record of recovering more than $750 million on behalf of our clients.
Our team of paralegals, licensed attorneys and support staff keeps our clients informed throughout the process and works to recover maximum compensation. We have seen how important compensation can be as victims seek to move forward with their lives.
Call our Peoria construction accident lawyers today: 1-800-706-3000
How Do I Report a Workplace Injury?
You must report work injuries within 90 days or your workers’ compensation claim may be denied. However, it is best to report the injury right away. This helps to document the injury and link it to the accident, which can also serve as helpful evidence in a third-party claim.
Waiting to report the injury can make workers’ compensation insurers and employers suspicious about your intentions. They may claim you were not really injured, your injury was caused by a pre-existing condition, or that your injury happened outside of work.
Contacting a lawyer is also something you should do quickly. An experienced Peoria construction accident lawyer can help determine if you may have a claim against a third party and what it may be worth. Generally, there is a two-year statute of limitations for filing personal injury lawsuits, and if you miss the deadline you may lose the right to pursue a third-party claim.
However, there may be exceptions to this deadline depending on your situation, which is why it is important to discuss the situation with a qualified lawyer.
Before contacting a lawyer, there are some steps you can take to help strengthen your potential claim, such as taking pictures at the scene. Photograph your injuries, property damage and anything else that may give people a better idea of what happened. Talk to witnesses and write down what you remember about the accident while it is fresh in your memory.
Schedule your free consultation at Phillips Law Group: 1-800-706-3000
Can I Be Treated By My Doctor?
When an employer has private workers’ compensation insurance, employees may be able to go to their regular doctor. Otherwise, your employer can require you to be examined by a doctor they choose.
This can be a complex issue that you should discuss with your attorney, as the doctor who treats you could have a positive or negative impact on the outcome of your workers’ compensation claim.
Why Do Construction Accidents Happen?
Construction accidents are often caused by dangerous situations that occur on a work site. For example, workers could be digging in a trench when it collapses, objects could fall while workers are on the ground, or workers could fall from scaffolding or catwalks.
Workers could also be injured due to third party negligence, such as the negligence of a manufacturer or heavy machinery or safety equipment. Poor maintenance could also lead to fires, explosions or electrocutions.
Motor vehicle accidents are another common cause of construction site injuries, including collisions caused by drivers passing by a work zone, or accidents involving construction vehicles or equipment.
These and other accidents can lead to many severe injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, amputations, crush injuries, vision or hearing loss, or even death.
Contact a Peoria Construction Accident Attorney Today
Unsure if you have grounds for a workers’ compensation claim? Has your claim already been denied?
Call Phillips Law Group to set up a free consultation with a licensed attorney. We are here to answer your questions and discuss legal options, including a potential third-party claim for additional compensation.
In nearly three decades of representing Arizona injury victims, we have recovered more than $750 million in compensation on behalf of our clients.
Your consultation is free and there is no obligation to take legal action. Our attorneys operate on contingency – there is no fee unless our clients receive compensation.
We are ready to answer your questions. Call 1-800-706-3000.