We all know how dangerous construction sites can be. With beams being transported overhead, buildings being demolished and heavy machinery all around, construction is one of the most dangerous occupations in America today. Countless regulations are put in place as a safeguard against accidents and personal injury, but thousands of construction site accidents occur every year regardless of these precautions.
Anyone who is injured on a construction site should consult with a lawyer right away. Our firm can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
If you or someone close to you suffered an injury while at a construction site in Phoenix, either as a worker, driver or pedestrian, contact Gerber Injury Law for a free consultation. We have what it takes to fight for fair results on your behalf.
Why Choose Us?
- We have years of experience handling personal injury cases throughout Arizona.
- We have the talent and resources to obtain top results for clients with serious personal injuries.
- We aim to not only address a client’s financial recovery but his or her emotional and physical needs as well.
- We meet with new potential clients at no cost or risk at five locations throughout Arizona.
- We put the satisfaction of our clients first in all that we do.
Most Common Construction Site Accidents
The nature of a construction site is dangerous. Although laws and rules exist to make construction zones safer for workers and the general public, they still often contain hazards that can cause serious personal injuries. In 2018, 1,008 workers in the construction sector died on the job in the US, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Thousands of others suffered serious injuries. One of the first tasks we can complete as your lawyers at Gerber Injury Law is to investigate the cause of your injuries.
- Scaffold collapses
- Structural collapses
- Struck-by objects
- Crane accidents
- Falling debris
- Burns, fires or explosions
- Caught-in/between equipment
- Machinery or power tools
- Transportation accidents
Most construction site accidents and injuries are preventable. They occur when a construction company or site manager is negligent. We can look into who or what might have caused the accident for signs of negligence. If we find evidence of a breach of duty in connection to your injuries, we can help you file a claim against the responsible party.
Types of Phoenix Construction Accident Injuries
Injuries sustained on construction sites vary in severity. Some accidents only cause minor harm, such as cuts and lacerations or a slight concussion. However, many accidents result in catastrophic injury, such as broken bones and burn injuries. A worker could slip and fall and break his or her arm, or a machinery malfunction could cause severe burns. He or she could receive a blow to the head and suffer traumatic brain injury regardless of his helmet.
Should he/she fall off some scaffolding and break his/her neck or back, spinal cord injury could result in temporary or permanent paralysis. Each of these circumstances would doubtlessly bring about astronomical medical bills. If you have been injured in a construction accident, call a Phoenix personal injury lawyer that can start building a solid case so that you can fight for the compensation you deserve.
Who is Liable?
Obtaining compensation after a Phoenix construction site accident will take naming the correct defendant(s). A look into the cause of your accident could show one or more parties owed you a duty of care and breached this duty, causing your preventable injuries. Many construction accident claims name the construction company as the defendant. A construction company could be liable for a victim’s injuries if it reasonably should have prevented them.
- Poor worker training
- Hiring incompetent workers
- Lack of personal protection equipment
- Low-quality building materials
- Broken OSHA safety standards
- Lack of equipment and property maintenance
- Lack of warning signs for drivers and pedestrians
- Confusing detours in road construction zones
- Leaving behind nails or other hazards
- Hazardous substance exposure (e.g. asbestos)
A construction company could also be vicariously liable for the negligence of its employees. If a construction worker failed to properly secure building materials to a scaffold, for example, and it caused a head injury, the company could be liable for the worker’s mistake. Other liable parties can include product manufacturers or distributors, contractors, subcontractors, property owners, and the government. The lawyers at Gerber Injury Law can investigate your construction accident to determine fault.
If your lawyer succeeds in recognizing and proving negligence in connection to your Phoenix construction accident, the at-fault party may have to pay for your medical bills and other damages. The civil justice system works by awarding injured victims with financial compensation to make them whole again. The resolution of your construction accident case could lead to a settlement or judgment award that reimburses your damages.
- Past and future health care costs
- Losses of wages and benefits
- Lost future capacity to earn
- Disability-related expenses
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Punitive damages
Discuss the damages in your case with our personal injury lawyers today. Ken Gerber cares about clients and their experiences. He will listen to your story and how your injuries have impacted you. Then, he and his associates will work hard to obtain maximum compensation on your behalf. Ask how much your claim might be worth during a free consultation.
Highly Experienced Construction Accident Attorneys
For more than 20 years, Gerber Injury Law has been handling personal injury cases of all kinds, including construction accidents. Attorney Ken Gerber has experience as a prosecutor and could take your case to trial if it becomes necessary. However, our firm could also provide excellent and caring consultation and advice.
Call (623) 486-8300 to consult with a Phoenix personal injury attorney from our firm.