Construction Site Accidents
Most construction sites by nature include many dangerous elements that hold the potential for injury. Heavy equipment and machinery, scaffolding, uncompleted buildings — these elements and more create a potentially unsafe workplace.
Construction accidents and industrial accidents can be devastating, both to the injured construction worker and to his or her family. Injuries sustained in a construction site accident tend to be serious, often resulting in high medical bills and significant wage loss.
Help For A Wide Range Of Injuries
After being injured in a construction accident, it is vitally important to contact an attorney as soon as possible. With over 50 years of collective experience, the attorneys at Meshbesher Law Firm know how to build a strong workers’ compensation case.
We routinely handle claims involving:
- Falls resulting in broken bones and neck and back injuries
- Equipment accidents resulting in injury
- Trench collapse causing crush injuries
- Vehicle or other operated machinery accidents
- Exposure to toxic chemicals or other harmful products
One common issue arising from a construction accident is whether the injured worker was an employee or an independent contractor. Whether you are an employee or an independent contractor determines workers’ compensation benefits eligibility. This has a tremendous impact on the extent of benefits an injured party receives or whether the injured party even receives benefits at all.
Minnesota has detailed rules concerning who is an independent contractor and who is an employee. Often employers will argue that a worker is not an employee and, therefore, not entitled to benefits under the workers’ compensation statute. Frequently, the worker is, in fact, an employee and is entitled to full benefits.
Another issue that arises from construction site accidents involves third-party liability. If there is a third party (a person or company not affiliated with the company for which the injured party is an employee) at fault in causing the injury, then the injured worker may be able to get workers’ compensation benefits through his or her employer and sue the third party for his or her damages, pain and suffering. Because these issues are highly fact-based, prompt investigation is key. It is critically important to seek legal advice as soon as possible.
Handling Construction Site Accidents Statewide
The lawyers at the Meshbesher Law Firm understand the complex issues involved in construction site injuries. We understand that you may be severely injured, out of work, and in great physical and emotional pain. You may be rightfully worried about your future. Our attorneys treat each case with care and consideration, and we are determined to help our injured clients put their lives back together.
To speak to one of our experienced attorneys immediately, call us at 612-349-5215. You can also email us your questions. From our office in Minneapolis, we handle construction accident claims throughout Minnesota.